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Cultural Feast – Oktoberfest: The History and Science of Beer In 1810, King Ludwig I of Bavaria proclaimed that the last sixteen days of September, ending with the first full weekend in October, should be set aside for feasting and … Continue reading ?
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With “Oktoberfests” popping up all over, it seems a good time to grab a “growler” and get “krausened.” The first “Oktoberfest” was in Munich in 1810, a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Princess There...

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The beer is flowing and carnival rides running again at this year?s 179th Oktoberfest in Munich. Known as the world's largest beer festival, the event dates to 1810 when Crown Prince Ludwig was married to Princess Therese and the pe...

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On October 12, 1810, Bavaria celebrated Prince Ludwig's upcoming nuptials to his bride with the citizens of Munich, Germany. The celebration took place in front of the city gates and included copious amounts of beer, food and games....

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Munich's Oktoberfest began not as a beer festival, but with a royal wedding—on October 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig I of Bavaria married Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Bavaria rejoiced. Everyone in Munich was invited by the Ba...

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1928 Beer maids in costume at Munich Oktoberfest. Image: Fox Photos/Getty Images On Oct. 12, 1810, Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. A huge public festival was held on the field...


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