In the 1946-1948 year, once again celebrated only the “Autumn Festival”. Was banned spill of this “Oktoberfestovskogo beer and visitors had to settle for low-alcohol allowed (Facts span Oktoberfest is the largest celebration of its kind in the world. Every year it is visited About 6 million people. Area Theresienwiese, where it occurs, is 26 hectares. About 70% of visitors are residents of Bavaria.

A lot of visitors from Italy and other eu members, as well as from other countries, such as U.S., Japan, Australia, and in recent years, Russia and other former Soviet countries. Length Due to a rather large length of the holiday, starting in 1872, it begins in September. The first day is traditionally always Saturday because of which the duration can vary considerably (on average 15 days). Traditionally, the holiday ends on the first Sunday of October. If it falls on the 1 or 2 October, the holiday shall be extended until October 3 (day German Unification).