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Oktoberfest – It Began with a Royal Wedding

Oktoberfest – It Began with a Royal Wedding

Oktoberfest is synonymous with beer, Bratwurst, beer and more beer. It’s one of the largest festivals in the world, but how did Oktoberfest come to be?

Believe it or not but it actually started with a Royal wedding.

Royal families back in the 1800’s certainly knew how to throw a party. It was the wedding of King Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen that sparked the initiation of the festival.

The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the royal event which was held on the fields in front of the city gates. The fields were named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s fields”) in honour of the Princess. Today, it has since been abbreviated to the “Wies’n”.

To read more about the history of the event, click here.

If you would like to attend Headland Machinery’s 6th annual Oktoberfest event please register your place here.