Germany: Revellers brave rain to get ready for Oktoberfest's tents opening weekend

Beer-lovers from around the world stormed Munich's famous Theresienwiese as its gates opened on Saturday morning, to enter one of the 16 big tents, as Oktoberfest’s opening weekend kicked off. The first tap will be opened at noon (10:00 GMT) by Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter in the Schottenhammel tent. The organisers estimate that 6.5 million litres of beer will be sold by the end of the festival... Еще. Local authorities have upped the security measures, by erecting fences and setting up entrance checkpoints, with an additional ban on backpacks and large bags. The Bavarian festival kicks off on Saturday and runs until October 3rd.

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