Munich gears up for Oktoberfest

22:59, Aug 27 2013
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Workers prepare a tent for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany.
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Munich Oktoberfest opens to the public on September 21, 2013.
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Oktoberfest draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world.
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Painters work outside the Hofbraeu beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest.
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Workers wash lamps in the Schottenhamel beer tent.
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A worker stands on a lifting ramp in the Hacker-Pschorr beer tent.
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Workers carries giant letters of the illuminated advertising of the Spaten beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival.

Oktoberfest, Germany's annual beer-centric extravaganza, will take place in Munich next month, and millions of people are expected to descend on the city for beer, music, and merriment.

Last year, the festival drew 6.4 million visitors who drank an estimated 6.9 million liter mugs of Bavarian beer - about 14.6 million pints.

To prepare, the city is frantically constructing massive beer tents and other temporary constructions like roller coasters to entertain and accommodate the crowds.

Munich Oktoberfest opens to the public on September 21, 2013.

- businessinsider.com.au

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