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The Oktoberfest comes to London…

October 21st 2015
By: Melanie

If you are unfamiliar with the origins of the Ocktoberfest it was first held in 1810 to celebrate the marriage between the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese Von Sachsen-Hilburghaussen, the celebrations started on October 12 and finished on October 17 with a horse race.
 
Despite the name this beer festival now takes place between September 20 and the 5 October, the dates were moved so that the weather was better and participants could enjoy the warmer evenings in Munich throughout the festival.
 
This year the Oktoberfest is coming to London and is taking place on Friday 23 October, Saturday 24 October, Friday 30 October and Saturday 31 October - so if you haven’t had a chance to celebrate this annual event in Germany then this is your chance to taste around 60 German beers and authentic cuisine, including pork knuckles, bratwurst and pretzels, which are imported from Germany.
 
There will also be Bavarian band playing sing-along tunes and a prize for the best Bavarian costume, a chance to compete in the beer Olympics, and a free shot of schnapps for those who wear fancy dress. Standing tickets are £5 and there are various different packages available, with prices starting from £15 per person right up to £475 for a 50-litre key and cooling system.
 
If you would like to book your place for this authentic German event please visit their website @ http://www.octoberfestpub.com/