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Millions raise a glass in Munich for Oktoberfest
Relaxnews ^ | Friday, September 21, 2012

Posted on 09/21/2012 6:36:52 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

A Lufthansa air stewardess wearing a Dirndls poses with a neck choker inside a traditional Bavarian clothing store in Munich September 13, 2012. The crew will wear the Lufthansa collection Dirndls, created in the typical Lufthansa colours, during three international flights before and during the 2012 Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich.

More than six million revellers from around the globe are set to descend on Munich from Saturday for the world's biggest beer fest, complete with lederhosen, pretzels and plenty of the amber nectar.

With the traditional cry of "O'zapft is" ("The keg is tapped") on the stroke of midday, the mayor of Munich will kick off the 16-day extravaganza of beer-swilling and sausage-gobbling to the accompaniment of an oompah band.

As ever, the 179th Oktoberfest will also feature traditional Bavarian uniforms -- women resplendent in long dirndls, lace-up dresses with plunging necklines, and men in obligatory lederhosen or suede knee breeches.

This year's party stretches over 65 acres, with around 12,000 waiters and waitresses expected to serve more than seven million "mass" (litre-sized glasses) to punters in 35 tents, the biggest of which seats 10,000.

To soak up the suds, drinkers will consume tens of thousands of giant soft pretzels, pork, dumplings and other delicacies. Last year, party-goers worked through 118 oxen, 53 calves and thousands of chickens.

(Excerpt) Read more at calgarysun.com ...


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1 posted on 09/21/2012 6:36:56 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
This thread is eventually useless with out lots of pictures.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 6:41:59 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The American brain has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: oyez

I love beer

3 posted on 09/21/2012 6:45:12 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: oyez

“the mayor of Munich will kick off the 16-day extravaganza of beer-swilling and sausage-gobbling to the accompaniment of an oompah band.” .....

Pic confirms it !

I miss the Oktoberfest ...was stationed in Germany many times. I miss the Hofbrau haus ...


4 posted on 09/21/2012 6:47:59 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: MinorityRepublican

A nice Pork Knuckle and a Mug of Beer......I couldn’t think of a finer tribute to Mohammed(curses be upon him) LOL!


5 posted on 09/21/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: oyez

oyez oyez more pix please!!!!


6 posted on 09/21/2012 6:51:51 PM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: MinorityRepublican

Once I lived in Queens NY, was my first year there. They were having an Octoberfest, but it was August, so I said to the girl manning a booth, but....it’s August?

She answered, if we had it in October it would be too cold and no one would come.

?


7 posted on 09/21/2012 6:52:28 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: MinorityRepublican
OctoberfestBabes Pictures, Images and Photos
8 posted on 09/21/2012 6:55:10 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: DFG

bears repeating!


11 posted on 09/21/2012 7:01:57 PM PDT by RitchieAprile (my French needs no pardoning..)
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To: frogjerk
I love beer

I don't get it - I don't see any beer in that picture!

12 posted on 09/21/2012 7:03:34 PM PDT by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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To: Squantos
In the not so distant past, a few choices of beer and sausage at Oktoberfest meant that getting the coming winter was really going to be a bitch. It stands to reason that factor is somewhat relevant in present the time, as well.
13 posted on 09/21/2012 7:04:37 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The American brain has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

And in Norway, it’s HERRINGFEST! There’s the traditional RUNNING OF THE HERRING! Men match their courage against herring running through the streets of Oslo! The fish are dead, so there’s really not much danger. There’s THE TOSSING OF THE HERRING! Muscular young men see how far they can chuck a herring. Extra points if you hit a foreigner! And my personal favorite.....THE 24 HOURS OF HERRING. An endurance race that pits man and herring against 24 hours of tricky curves and blazing fast straightaways! The losers are eaten by cats. That includes the drivers. Enjoy some tasty herring cake and wash it down with a glass of cold, delicious herring milk!


14 posted on 09/21/2012 7:06:55 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MinorityRepublican

15 posted on 09/21/2012 7:07:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: MinorityRepublican

16 posted on 09/21/2012 7:11:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: JoeProBono

Was that you?


17 posted on 09/21/2012 7:12:47 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: JoeProBono

woof!

Me want pretzel.


18 posted on 09/21/2012 7:13:25 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Squantos

I went there in Sept 1970. Managed to sink a few steins. I speak/ understand very little German. One of the barmaids figured out that I was Yankee, and started lighting into me. She yelled that some drunken American soldiers started a brawl and did several thousand dollars of damage. Naturally, it was my fault.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 7:14:36 PM PDT by Ax
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To: rhubarbk
OK, but just one.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 7:15:40 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The American brain has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: jakerobins

In Bavarian breweries, the pork knuckle’s indelicacy is perfect, because beers are brewed for maximum flavor, unfiltered and unpasteurized, so that each sip is a meal on the tongue.


21 posted on 09/21/2012 7:23:56 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Another ping to the Freeper homebrewers list!


22 posted on 09/21/2012 7:25:06 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: rhubarbk

I went to Munich from Vicenza Italy when I was in the Army there in 1973...what a Blast!
It was an Insane Beer blast! for weeks and the Whole City was wild!

I still Have a Stein from it 40 Years Later...Great Times.


23 posted on 09/21/2012 7:28:49 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: RitchieAprile; DFG
bears repeating!

Apparently not. :)

24 posted on 09/21/2012 7:29:35 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Squantos
Stationed in Germany for many years. Went to the Munchen Oktoberfest just once and got turn off. Too many foreigners becoming “stupid drunks”. However a German girlfriend of mine showed me where the Germans went for Oktoberfest... The Bad Cannstatt Volksfest (near Stuttgart). The Germans are “fun drunks”. Had a great time there and went back every year until I was transferred back to the US.
25 posted on 09/21/2012 7:30:27 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I like Spaten Premium


26 posted on 09/21/2012 7:36:39 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Squantos
I miss the Hofbrau haus ...

I was there in July. Most relaxing fun I've had in a long time. My 17 y.o. son had his first liter of beer. Got looped. :-)

Getting the rental car up to 110 mph on the autobahn was fun too. :)

27 posted on 09/21/2012 7:37:09 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: LtKerst
I went to Munich from Vicenza Italy when I was in the Army there in 1973...what a Blast! It was an Insane Beer blast! for weeks and the Whole City was wild!

I still Have a Stein from it 40 Years Later...Great Times.

I left Caserma Ederle in Sept 1961 after 2 years.

I always had a Spaten Brau whenever I traveled to München.


28 posted on 09/21/2012 7:38:51 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Was in Munich in March, 2007 - loved it!!! Oktoberfest in “Zinzinnati” will have to make due, now. Although, I just returned from a fun evening at the Louisville German-American Club’s “Oktoberfest”...fun times.


29 posted on 09/21/2012 7:40:23 PM PDT by MasonGal
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To: DFG

Beware of the Alps. You can slip and it'll take a while to get out!

30 posted on 09/21/2012 7:43:36 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: frogjerk

This is pure torture....I work in Afghanistan and haven’t had a beer, and, well, you know....in almost a year.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 7:44:57 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: oyez

I think a lot of these busty “Frauleins” are imported Polish girls brought in to accommodate the huge crowds


32 posted on 09/21/2012 7:48:38 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: blueunicorn6

Don’t forget LefseFest....


33 posted on 09/21/2012 7:50:51 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: dennisw
I think a lot of these busty “Frauleins” are imported Polish girls brought in to accommodate the huge crowds

Ummmmmmm....Nope. I mentioned before I was stationed in Germany, in Neu Ulm (between Augsburg and Stuttgart). The Bavarian ladies are definitely "full figured".

34 posted on 09/21/2012 7:57:54 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m going to all the other threads and let them know the party is over here.


35 posted on 09/21/2012 7:59:43 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Traveler59

“Neu Ulm (between Augsburg and Stuttgart)”

I lived in New Ulm, Mn for several years and their Heritage Fest and October Fest is pretty good. They get a lot of EU visitors for these two events.


36 posted on 09/21/2012 8:02:44 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Traveler59

Since Poland is part of the EU, much more likely these days that for the Oktoberfest crowds, some Polish Frauleins will be brought in. Poles can work anywhere in the EU


37 posted on 09/21/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: frogjerk

I have to get one of these outfits for my wife for around the house....


38 posted on 09/21/2012 8:04:54 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: frogjerk
I love beer

It makes me a jolly good fellow!

39 posted on 09/21/2012 8:10:52 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Puckster
I lived in New Ulm, Mn for several years and their Heritage Fest and October Fest is pretty good. They get a lot of EU visitors for these two events.

Yep, know where New Ulm, MN is. I lived in S. Mpls and the family move to a farm just across the river from Wabasha over in WI. Loved it when "Grumpy Old Men" came out because I knew all the places it was filmed, both in Wabasha and Prescott.

40 posted on 09/21/2012 8:13:10 PM PDT by Traveler59 ( Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit!

[A toast to your well-being!]

41 posted on 09/21/2012 8:14:50 PM PDT by wvguy
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To: oyez

Thats some pair....

Ah I mean the beer steins.......


42 posted on 09/21/2012 8:16:13 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: MinorityRepublican
My sore eyes appear to have self-rectified !!!!
43 posted on 09/21/2012 8:18:47 PM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

44 posted on 09/21/2012 8:19:42 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: wvguy

“Mine Gott”


45 posted on 09/21/2012 8:20:56 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: Puckster

I used to have a dirndl outfit, but it was much more modest than the ones pictured in this thread. It was really pretty-red with edelweiss flowers embroidered on it.

My mother-in-law brought it back for me from her visit to Switzerland.

It was fun to wear for Halloween parties.


46 posted on 09/21/2012 8:21:56 PM PDT by randita
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To: Traveler59

You do know this thread is about German beer festivals, right? Not towns in Minnesota with names similar to German towns.


47 posted on 09/21/2012 8:28:39 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Life is not fair, just deal with it.)
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To: Traveler59
The Bavarian ladies are definitely "full figured".

Proving the old adage: Beer is good for you.

48 posted on 09/21/2012 8:30:42 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: Traveler59
The Bavarian ladies are definitely "full figured".

"Mit der kleine sitzen und der großen titzen!"

49 posted on 09/21/2012 8:34:03 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: MinorityRepublican; All

Giggity” Puckster was right, the party is over here on this thread.


50 posted on 09/21/2012 8:36:59 PM PDT by AmonAmarth (Wherever you go...There you are)
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