From a horse race held as part of the wedding celebration of Bavarian King Ludwig I, Oktoberfest has grown into a day event where millions descend on the Bavarian capital to down liters of beer, eat roast chicken, sausages and pretzels, and dance on benches to brass bands.
Lufthansa international flight crew wear Trachten on selected flights from Munich in September and Adidas has even designed an away kit for the Bayern Munich soccer team based on the traditional dress.
How much will you need to bring? Oktoberfest is all about the pasta.
You might be really excited to visit the Hofbrau tent because it is the most well known, but you should know that this tent is notorious for being full of tourists.
Oktoberfest is all about the beer.
So, where should you stay? Not all tents are created equal You might think that you can walk into any old tent to get the full Oktoberfest experience, but the truth is every tent has its own vibe, decor and character.
Underwear maker Triumph, whose corsets and bras are worn under the figure-flattering dirndls, says sales are improving as Trachten are donned beyond Oktoberfest.
While there are cash machines on site, the lineups are horrendous and you get charged a lot of extra fees.