Munich Beer and the Oktoberfest
Munich is home to world class breweries
Munich beer and the Oktoberfest is all about quality. The standard that guides all German breweries is the Reinheitsgebot The main breweries in Munich are (Not in any order) Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, Augustiner, Löwenbräu, Hofbräu and Spaten To be in the Oktoberfest, the brewery must be based in Munich. Although there are changes already.
This festival which is held for two weeks, ending on the first Sunday in October is held every year. More information can be found in the side menu bar. Each year the city approves a new symbol or motif for the Oktoberfest. A contest is held and the winner receives prize money. There is now a collection of many of the motifs as far back as 1980. If you are interested to see how each year looks, the follow this Oktoberfest Motif link.