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October Feast
6/12/2014
Millions turn into honorary Deutschers during autumn's Oktoberfests. Try these eight authentically German places to get your bratwurst and Bier.
Oompah, bratwurst, hot pretzels, dark beer… ahh, the much-honored German tradition of Oktoberfest. It all started in Munich as a wedding celebration for Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen on the second-to-last weekend of September 1810. The party was such a hit that it blossomed into an annual fall harvest festival. Munich's Oktoberfest (<www.oktoberfest.de>), where 7 million visitors wash down innumerable sausages, roasted chickens and pork knuckles with 14 million mass (liters of beer), runs Sept. 14 to Oct. 3 this year. Admission is free.

With about 500,000 revelers, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati (800-246-9872, <www.oktoberfest-zinzinnati.com>), in Cincinnati, ranks as the world's second-largest Oktoberfest. Cincinnatians—who call part of their city Over the Rhine, after its original German residents—get competitive about their event: In 1994, 48,000 people tossed dignity aside and flapped their way to a record for the World's Largest Chicken Dance. This year's free celebration takes place downtown Sept. 18 and 19.

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