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On September 19, Munich Mayor Christian Ude opened the 16-day Octoberfest, pouring out Spaten beer for honoured guests, including state governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer.

On September 19, Munich Mayor Christian Ude opened the 16-day Octoberfest, pouring out Spaten beer for honoured guests, including state governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer.

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© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваOn September 19, Munich Mayor Christian Ude opened the 16-day Octoberfest, pouring out Spaten beer for honoured guests, including state governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer.
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On September 19, Munich Mayor Christian Ude opened the 16-day Octoberfest, pouring out Spaten beer for honoured guests, including state governor of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваHorst Seehofer attending Oktoberfest for the first time in his role as state governor.
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Horst Seehofer attending Oktoberfest for the first time in his role as state governor.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваNext year will mark the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest.
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Next year will mark the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest.
The festival features 14 pavilions, and numerous tents and beer gardens set up on the Theresienwiese, an open space with an area of 31 hectares.
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The festival features 14 pavilions, and numerous tents and beer gardens set up on the Theresienwiese, an open space with an area of 31 hectares.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваThe beer gardens are more popular when the weather is good.
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The beer gardens are more popular when the weather is good.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваA garden designed for families with children.
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A garden designed for families with children.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваWomen in Bavarian folk costumes may have to put on warmer clothes in the bad weather, but their main assets always remain visible.
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Women in Bavarian folk costumes may have to put on warmer clothes in the bad weather, but their main assets always remain visible.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваWelcoming guests to Oktoberfest in Munich.
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Welcoming guests to Oktoberfest in Munich.
A sign welcoming festival-goers to “2009 Oktoberfest.”
Oktoberfest in Munich - Sputnik International
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A sign welcoming festival-goers to “2009 Oktoberfest.”
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваFinal preparations for the beginning of Oktoberfest.
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10/19
Final preparations for the beginning of Oktoberfest.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваLooking for a free seat in one of the Oktoberfest pavilions.
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Looking for a free seat in one of the Oktoberfest pavilions.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваDelicious barbequed chicken served at the festival.
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Delicious barbequed chicken served at the festival.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваThe proprietors of the beer pavilions arrive at the Oktoberfest venues in these carts.
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The proprietors of the beer pavilions arrive at the Oktoberfest venues in these carts.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваOne of the 14 Paulaner pavilions.
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One of the 14 Paulaner pavilions.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваThe hearts of Oktoberfest.
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The hearts of Oktoberfest.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваAlthough there is entertainment for children, many prefer the adult entertainment, and want to ride the real horses rather than the carousel.
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Although there is entertainment for children, many prefer the adult entertainment, and want to ride the real horses rather than the carousel.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваA Ferris Wheel allows brave souls with no fear of heights to ascend high above the Theresienwiese and observe the stunning spectacle of the world’s biggest folk festival.
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A Ferris Wheel allows brave souls with no fear of heights to ascend high above the Theresienwiese and observe the stunning spectacle of the world’s biggest folk festival.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваPerhaps the only effect of the world financial crisis was visible on the first day at the souvenir shops, which were largely empty.
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Perhaps the only effect of the world financial crisis was visible on the first day at the souvenir shops, which were largely empty.
© RIA Novosti . Ольга СеменоваHeightened security measures were evident only in larger police patrols, with officers searching purses and bags at the entrances to pavilions. A security guard stops festival-goers who had taken Oktoberfest glasses as souvenirs.
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Heightened security measures were evident only in larger police patrols, with officers searching purses and bags at the entrances to pavilions. A security guard stops festival-goers who had taken Oktoberfest glasses as souvenirs.
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