With fall comes Oktoberfest
The traditional festival of beer drinking and everything else that comes along with such activities.
The kegs have been opened and the beer is flowing.
With the traditional words "O'zapft is!" - "the barrel has been tapped" - the munich major Christian Ude declared the Oktoberfest 2007 open.
From September 22 to Oktober 7 the world's largest beer festival will attract about six million people who are expected to consume innumerable litres ("Maßkrüge" in Bavarian) of the famous Oktoberfest beer.