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Welcome to the World’s Largest Beer Festival

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Don’t miss out on EU Business School’s Munich campus’ eighth annual Oktoberfest event in the Käfer-Festzelt tent on Friday, September 25, 2015. The tent is open to students, lecturers and alumni and is a perfect way to catch up with old friends, lecturers and make new contacts in a jovial setting. To reserve your ticket, get in touch with Norma Tecuatl from the Career Services and Alumni Relations department at n.tecuatl@euruni.edu before September 7 and remember that places for the event are limited – so book your place ASAP. See the official invite by following this link.

EU alumni enjoying a Maß (Bavarian-style beer glass)

Beginning in 1810, Oktoberfest has been a highlight of the Bavarian cultural calendar ever since. It is such a great event that we’re sure it played a part in the campus-choosing decisions of a percentage of our Munich-based students. Oktoberfest is estimated to be worth €1,100,000,000 to the Munich economy, which profits from hotels and hostels on top of the event itself, and gives around 12,000 people temporary employment. With 6.4 million visitors, it is not uncommon to run into the odd celebrity donning their Lederhosen and Dirndl for a night (or 15) of beer drinking, wurst munching and all-round good fun.

The legendary size of a ‘stein’ means that it is often difficult to carry more than one at a time, although it is merely a trifle for record beer carrier Oliver Struempfl, pictured above, who managed to carry 27 at a time (with a little bit of spillage). As epic as that amount of beer may look, it is a drop in the ocean of the 6.7 million liters of beer drunk in 2014. No festival based around the consumption would be complete without an inexplicable story to cap it off. Here are some of the more peculiar things that have been handed into the infamous Oktoberfest lost property office.

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– French horns
– Sets of dentures
– Viking helmets
– A tombstone shaped like a pencil
– A hearing-aid
– A Segway
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Has anyone seen my grasshopper?

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So, if you’re in Munich over the festival, or you can get there, be sure not to miss out. It is an internationally renowned event which is sure to have you slapping your thighs and quickly picking up Bavarian German through their many folk songs.

Usain Bolt taking a break from training

 

Please be advised that traditional costumes do not in fact increase your alcohol tolerance in any way and that the beer served here is not only a full liter (almost two pints for those using dark-age measurements), but is also stronger than basic lager. Do not be a Bierleiche or “beer corpse” and be advised that the Bavarian Red Cross have spare sets of trousers for a reason. Nobody wants to be that person.

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