O'zapft is - The 185th 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 184th 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 2 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, Markus Söder.

Oktoberfest.de would like wish everyone a good Oktoberfest and hopes that everybody will have a great time in Munich.