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Photos of Oktoberfest 2006 under construction

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Took a wander through the Wiesn today. I wouldn't go as far as to say it's over run with activity but they've certainly made a start. Plots are laid out and many of the supporting frames for the bigger tents are on the ground ready to be raised.

 

The Oktoberfest 2006 runs from Saturday 16th September until Tuesday 3rd October inclusive. Note that this is a whole 18 days, two days longer than usual due to German Reunification Day conveniently falling on the final Tuesday.

 

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Construction always starts around this time of year. Take the Schottenhammel tent for example. This will have just over 8,200 seats inside and 4,000 seats outside. The use of the expression "beer tent" often leads to confusion. These are serious constructions of steel and timber.

 

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To put the scale of the thing into some sort of perspective here're the tent seating stats (inside/outside)

  • Hippodrom - 3200/1000
  • Armbrustschützen - 5830/1600
  • Hofbräu - 6896/3022
  • Hacker - 9300
  • Schottenhammel - 8264/4000
  • Winzerer Faehnd'l - 8450/2450
  • Schützen Tent - 4442
  • Käfer - 1000/1900
  • Weinzelt - 1300/600
  • Löwenbräu - 5700/2800
  • Bräurosl - 6000/2200
  • Augustiner Bräu - 6000/2500
  • Ochsenbraterei - 5900/1500
  • Fischer Vroni - 2695/700

That's just shy of 100,000 seats!

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Groo my liver hurts already.

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Wow, thats early to be raising tents...? Do they get damaged in the meantime? I'm an Oktoberfest virgin so I really have no idea. I might run down there tonight for a change and have a look, will be interesting to see it develop over time...

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It's always around mid July that they begin. Take a for yourself and you'll see the scale of the thing and realise why it takes so long.

 

For example, for the kitchen areas of the larger tents they lay down a concrete floor which is then removed afterwards. This is necessary due to the weight of the equipment.

 

I'll post a few more in a week or so to show the progress.

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Do they get damaged in the meantime?

This is Munich, they don't get damaged, it's against the law! :)

 

I've often wondered where they keep the bits for the rest of the year, I mean you could hardly keep them in the garden shed! :D

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It's from this...

 

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..queueing like this at 8.30am on a Saturday morning...

 

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...and this...

 

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