The official website of the City of Munich reminds us once again that the Oktoberfest time in Munich is approaching. Today, July 20, 2016 muenchen.de has posted a whole gallery of photos to document that you don’t have to worry and everything will be on its place in time for the 183rd instalment of the traditional beer festival.
If you’ve ever been to the Oktoberfest, but haven’t seen the annually repeating process of the construction and afterwards the deconstruction of the “tents”, stalls and the whole infrastructure, we have a timelapse video for you below. The video illustrates why the Theresienwiese grounds are Munich’s biggest construction site year after year.
The second video was taken in July and shows what the site will look like in a few days. The merry reporter and the Chief of construction explain (in German language) how much of what it takes to make the “Wiesn” (as locals call the Oktoberfest) look like it should. Here are just a few interesting facts to know about the construction: some 3,000 people take part in the construction, it takes about 10 weeks to put up one of the 14 major tents of the festival, said tents have a weight of about 600t and it takes some 100 trucks to transport the material needed for one tent.
This year the Oktoberfest is going to last from September 17 to October 3, information about all you need to know before visiting the Oktoberfest 2016, can be found here.