It is that time of year again. Of course it is like St. Patrick's day in a way, but three weeks long (a lot of amateurs are passed out during the day). But it does bring in major money to Munich businesses.
Express UK: Security tightened at Oktoberfest
With all the terrorism in Europe, security is especially heavy for this festival. No backpacks allowed in beer tents and the festival is fenced off for the first time. First day this year was rainy with tight security.
Business Insider: Oktoberfest like a local
Mental Floss: If you can't make it to Munich, there are plenty of regional festivals in the USA and around the world.
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