Oktoberfest 2018: Photos From the Opening Weekend

The 185th Oktoberfest beer festival opened in Munich this weekend, and organizers are expecting more than 6 million visitors over the next two weeks—the last keg will be tapped on October 7. The Bavarian beer festival, the largest in the world, is held on Munich’s Theresienwiese, a large open space just southwest of the city center. In 2018, the average price one can expect to pay for a one-liter mug of beer at Oktoberfest is 11.24 euros ($13.22). Gathered here are some of the scenes from the opening weekend of Oktoberfest 2018.

Read more
Hints: View this page full screen. Skip to the next and previous photo by typing j/k or ←/→.

Most Recent

  • Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty

    Photos of the Week: Watery Labyrinth, Giza Necropolis, Wuhan Opera

    Movie-making in Italy, a drive-in viewing of the World Series in Los Angeles, a church set ablaze in Chile, wildfires in Colorado, balloon crop-spraying in China, rescued huskies in Russia, and much more

  • Athit Perawongmetha / Reuters

    Photos: Prodemocracy Protests in Thailand

    A recent string of demonstrations against Thailand’s military-backed government continues despite crackdowns by officials.

  • Maxim Shemetov / Reuters

    Fall Is in the Air: Images of the Season

    Bundle up, maybe grab a mug of hot cider, and enjoy this batch of recent fall photos.

  • Dhughes9 / iStockphoto / Getty

    Texas: Images of the Lone Star State

    A few glimpses of the landscape of Texas, and some of the animals and people calling it home