Massive Oktoberfest celebrations kick off in Germany as thousands of revellers hit the streets for VERY boozy parties

Massive Oktoberfest celebrations kick off in Germany as thousands of revellers hit the streets for VERY boozy parties

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OKTOBERFEST celebrations have kicked off in Germany as thousands of revellers hit the streets ready to enjoy very boozy parties.

Women in traditional low-cut dirndl dresses filled the streets of Munich, as the 186th celebration got underway.

Arnold Schwarzenegger visits with girlfriend Heather Milligan the Marstall Tent at the original Oktoberfest in Munich
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Boris Becker during the ‘Almauftrieb’ as part of the Oktoberfest 2019 at Kaefer Tent
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Revelers enjoy drinking beer inside the Hofbrau beer tent during the opening weekend of the festival
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Thousands of revellers enjoy the warm and sunny weather on the opening weekend of Oktoberfest
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Men, who opted to wear Bavarian lederhosen, had queued up outside the gates before sunrise, in a bid to get a taste of the first keg that was tapped.

In line with tradition, Munich Mayor Diter Reiter, had the first drink on Saturday, as officials shouted, “It’s tapped”, in German.

He then handed the first mug to the state’s premier, Markus Soder, and they drank to mark the beginning of a peaceful festival.

Around 600million beer fans from across the world are expected to attend the festival before it ends on October 6.

In a bid to tame most intoxicated revellers, around 600 police officers coupled with hundreds of security guards will hover around the festival.


Girls parade the streets of Munich in their colourful dirndl dresses
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A couple downs a pint of refreshing beer in the Hofbrau beer tent
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Young visitors watch a traditional Bavarian folk group perform in the Traditional tent on the opening day of the 2019 Oktoberfest
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Young women pose for the photographer prior to the opening parade of the 2019 Oktoberfest
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A visitor downs a mug of beer at the Hofbraeu tent
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