The Oktoberfest continues in 1811So "welcome to the Wies'n" means nothing other than "welcome to the Oktoberfest"!
In 1811 an added feature to the horse races was the first Agricultural Show, designed to boost Bavarian agriculture. The horse races, which were the oldest and - at one time - the most popular event of the festival are no longer held today.
But the Agricultural Show is still held every three years during the Oktoberfest on the southern part of the festival grounds. In the first few decades the choice of amusements was sparse.
The first carousel and two swings were set up in 1818. Visitors were able to quench their thirst at small beer stands which grew rapidly in number. In 1896 the beer stands were replaced by the first beer tents and halls set up by enterprising landlords with the backing of the breweries.
The remainder of the festival site was taken up by a fun-fair. The range of carousels etc. on offer was already increasing rapidly in the 1870s as the fairground trade continued to grow and develop in Germany. 175th Oktoberfest 2008 Today, the Oktoberfest is the largest festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 21th century: some 6 million visitors from all around the world converge on the Oktoberfest each year. And since the Oktoberfest is still held on the Theresienwiese, the locals still refer to the event simply as the "Wies'n".
Beer tents at the Oktoberfest:
Marsstall Festzelt Armbrustschützen-Festhalle Hofbräuhaus-Festzelt Hacker-Festzelt Schottenhamel Winzerer Fähndl Schützen-Festhalle
Käfer's Wies'n-Schänke Weinzelt Löwenbräu-Festhalle Bräurosl Augustiner Bräu Ochsenbraterei Fischer-Vroni Map Oktoberfest tents
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