O'zapft is - The 183rd Oktoberfest has started!
Saturday, 12 o'clock - high noon in the "Schottenhamel" beer tent: By tapping the first barrel of beer, Dieter Reiter started the 183rd Oktoberfest.Dieter Reiter, Mayor of Munich, has started the Oktoberfest by tapping the first barrel of beer in the Schottenhamel tent.
He drove the tap into the barrel with just two strikes this year, concluding the ceremony with the magic words: "O'zapft is!" - "It's tapped!"
The first mug of beer was then handed to the Bavarian Prime Minister, Horst Seehofer.
Dieter Reiter ended the opening ceremony by wishing everyone a peaceful Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest.de would like to join Dieter Reiter with this wish and hopes that everybody will have a great time in Munich.