Oktoberfest

Members of a riflemen's association participate in the traditional Bavarian riflemen's parade during day 2 of the Oktoberfest 2016 beer festival on September 18, 2016 in Munich, Germany.  The 2016 Oktoberfest is taking place under heightened security due to fears over international terrorism. The fest will be open to the public through October 3. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

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Members of a riflemen’s association participate in the traditional Bavarian riflemen’s parade during day 2 of the Oktoberfest 2016 beer festival in Munich, Germany 

Oktoberfest 2013...MUNICH, GERMANY - OCTOBER 1:  A bavarian visitor in a traditional "Lederhosen"  participates in a  funfair attraction called "Hau den Lukas" at the Oktoberfest 2013 beer festival at Theresienwiese on October 1, 2013 in Munich, Germany. At the funfair attraction "Hau den Lukas" you have three tries to hit the target with a hammer so hard that a bell at the top rings. The Munich Oktoberfest, which this year will run from September 21 through October 6, is the world's largest beer fest and draws millions of visitors. (Photo by Joerg Koch/Getty Images)

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A Bavarian visitor in lederhosen takes part in Hau den Lukas, a funfair attraction, at the Oktoberfest beer festival at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest runs until October 6 and is the world’s largest beer festival. 

Workers sit in an empty beer tent as preparations get under way for the world's biggest beer festival, the Oktoberfest, at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. This year's festival opens September 21 and runs to October 6, 2013.

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Workers sit in an empty beer tent as preparations get under way for Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival, at the Theresienwiese fairgrounds in Munich, Germany. This year’s festival opens on Saturday and runs until October 6.

A waitress presents the official Oktoberfest beer mug during a presentation in Munich August 27, 2013. The Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer festival, runs from September 21 until October 6 this year.

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The Oktoberfest beer mug is presented during a presentation in Munich. The event, the world’s biggest beer festival, runs from September 21 to October 6.

Munich Prepares For 2013 Oktoberfest...MUNICH, GERMANY - AUGUST 22:  A worker stands on a lifting ramp in the Hacker-Pschorr beer tent during the preparation for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival on August 22, 2013 in Munich, Germany. Munich Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest beer festival in the world.

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A worker on a lifting ramp in the Hacker-Pschorr tent makes preparations on Thursday for the 2013 Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, Germany. The Oktoberfest, which opens to the public on September 21, draws millions of visitors and is the biggest festival of its kind in the world