The first Oktoberfest 2012 roundup

As every year, there was a hard race to find out, which song was the most popular in the beer tents. In 2012, the result was a draw between "Brenna tuats guat" by Hubert von Goisern and the Toten Hosen's "Tage wie diese". Nevertheless, the classics are still popular just as well: "Fürstenfeld" and the "Fliegerlied" are still an essential part of every beer tent's band.

Friends and family at home were, as always, well informed about how great the mood at the Oktoberfest was: Like last year, the Oktoberfest post office sent 130.000 letters and post cards to all corners of the world.

The Lost and Found office can, as usual, come up with some very surprising finds. Apart from 950 passports, 570 wallets, 480 mobile phones, 280 bags and rucksacks, 80 cameras and 100 pieces of jewelry and watches, there are also some unusual items, some of them still waiting to be collected by their rightful owner:
Two wedding-rings, two license plates, two bugles (one already collected), a hearing-aid, a baby monitor, a ping-pong-paddle, a Playboy-magazine (signed by the official 2012 Oktoberfest Playmate) and a dog (already collected).

  6.4 million guests visited the 2012 Okotberfest., Copyright

6.4 million guests visited the 2012 Okotberfest.


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