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• Beer & boobs runneth over as Germany kicks off 178th annual Oktoberfest

Beer & boobs runneth over as Germany kicks off 178th annual Oktoberfest

The mayor of Munich has tapped the first keg to kick off the 178th traditional German folk festival Oktoberfest. With only two deft blows of his hammer and a cry of “O’zapft is” — “It’s Tapped,” Mayor Christian Ude inserted the first tap into the first keg as the festival opened its doors to the […]

• Beer tents packed as Munich's first non-smoking Oktoberfest opens

Beer tents packed as Munich's first non-smoking Oktoberfest opens

Munich – The beer tents at Oktoberfest were packed Saturday even before the mayor of Munich, Christian Ude, had officially inaugurated the annual festival beer with two whacks of a hammer to open the first keg. This year’s Oktoberfest, set to run till October 4, is the first where smoking is banned. Munich is standing […]