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Germany's Oktoberfest, 3.6m Visitors in the First Week

A waitress carries chicken during the opening ceremony in the "Hofbraeuzelt' beer tent of the 180th Bavarian "Oktoberfest" beer festival in Munich, southern Germany.

Germany's Oktoberfest, 3.6m Visitors in the First Week


This year's Oktoberfest folk festival has already attracted an estimated 3.6 million visitors, the city of Munich said Sunday.

Officials are expecting a total of about 6 million visitors to celebrate the 16-day extravaganza, now half over, but the beer festival's start indicates the final number might well be higher.


Reporting by the Associated Press.