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31 Things to Know Before You Go to Germany's Oktoberfest

TravelPulse Logo By Scott Hartbeck of TravelPulse | Slide 1 of 25: Oktoberfest began as a celebration of Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria and his wife Therese's nuptials. They tied the knot in October, but since everyone had so much fun, they decided to make the celebration an annual thing. Eventually, the starting date was moved up to September to increase the percentages of pleasant weather during the festival.

The Whole Shindig Is One Big Extended Wedding Reception

Oktoberfest began as a celebration of Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria and his wife Therese's nuptials. They tied the knot in October, but since everyone had so much fun, they decided to make the celebration an annual thing. Eventually, the starting date was moved up to September to increase the percentages of pleasant weather during the festival.

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