The 181st Oktoberfest gets under way in Munich on 20 September. Here are the vital statistics.
Two Oktoberfests – from Munich to Taybeh, Palestine. The Oktoberfest has long since gone global. It is a mad lorry charging around the world full of boobs, beer and drunken Australians. In Munich it has become so saturated with itself that people basically get drunk to block it all out. But it’s a bit different in a country under military occupation where the population is 95 percent Muslim.