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Oktoberfest heading to Beijing in September

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-09-03 14:27

Six million people attend Munich's Oktoberfest every year in Germany, and now the world's biggest beer festival is coming to Beijing on Friday for the first time. Beijingers can drink in authentic Bavarian culture without flying 8,000 km.

Just like the German version, Beijing's Oktoberfest will be awash with German beer and Bavarian food, with German chefs flown in to prepare the traditional feast.

The festival features four themed tents namely the Munich Oktoberfest, HB royal, Neuschwanstein Castle and Sissi.

The Munich Oktoberfest tent with more than 10,000 seats and taking up an area of 13,000 square meters, will hit a new record as the world's largest single beer tent.

Apart from food and drink, music is a must at Oktoberfest. This year, five bands who are regular frequenters of the Munich version of the massive booze up, will bring the authentic oomp-ah strains of Bavaria to Beijing along with some popular Chinese melodies.

The Beijing Oktoberfest will begin on Sept. 6 and lasts for two weeks at the Olympic Park.

According to Ocean Wang, executive director of the festival, "everything is ready and the Beijing Oktoberfest welcomes people from all over the world to raise your glasses."

Oktoberfest heading to Beijing in September

Oktoberfest heading to Beijing in September

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