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Oktoberfest draws nearly 6.5 mn visitors to Munich

Berlin, Oct 7 (EFE).- Munich's traditional Oktoberfest ended over the weekend after a two-week run, drawing 6.4 million visitors from around the world, who consumed 6.7 million liters (1.77 million gallons) of beer, Oktoberfest director Dieter Reiter said Monday. The number of people treated this year for alcohol poisoning was down compared to previous festivals, the Red Cross said. A total of 638 visitors were treated for alcohol poisoning this year, while 708 were treated in 2011, the Red Cross said.

Oktoberfest revellers guzzle more beer than fills 2 Olympic pools

Germany wrapped up its world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival Sunday, reporting that 6.4 million visitors drank 6.7 million liter-sized Mass glasses — more than twice the volume of an Olympic swimming pool — of the amber nectar over 16 days.

'Beer today, vote tomorrow' say German Oktoberfest revellers

Single-minded revellers gathered for the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival Saturday, hoping the heady atmosphere of ale, lederhosen and oompah music will not be flattened by Germany's election fever. The first keg was opened for the 180th edition of Munich's Oktoberfest to the traditional cry of "O'zapft is" ("The keg is tapped") by Social Democrat mayor Christian Ude, flanked by Bavaria's conservative state premier Horst Seehofer.

'Beer today, vote tomorrow' say German Oktoberfest revellers

Single-minded revellers gathered for the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival Saturday, hoping the heady atmopshere of ale, lederhosen and oompah music will not be flattened by Germany's election fever. The first keg was opened for the 180th edition of Munich's Oktoberfest to the traditional cry of "O'zapft is" ("The keg is tapped") by Social Democrat mayor Christian Ude, flanked by Bavaria's conservative state premier Horst Seehofer.
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