Germany’s Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, kicked off on Saturday for the first time since 2019, marking the end of a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Midday on Saturday, Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter tapped the first Oktoberfest beer barrel, marking the opening of Munich’s Oktoberfest, which will last until October 3, Xinhua News Agency reported. .
Covering an area of 34.5 hectares, the festival is expected to welcome millions of visitors from around the world with special Oktoberfest beers and hearty specialties like fried sausages and pork knuckle.
The first Oktoberfest was held in 1810. There have only been 26 cancellations in its long history, mostly due to wars and pandemics.