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Fall Brings Beer: A Look at the History of Oktoberfest

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In October 1810, an epic celebration took place in Munich, Germany, when Prince Ludwig of Bavaria – crowned as King Ludwig I – got married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. The idea of a royal couple throwing a huge celebration in honor of their wedding wasn’t anything new, but what made the celebration so special was that they invited about 40,000 Bavarians to celebrate alongside of them. This was just about unheard of back in those days, and it was such a big deal that the Bavarians started celebrating it every year and called it Oktoberfest. Read More