Magnificent horses and celebrities: The arrival of the Oktoberfest hosts
In 2019, it started in the early hours of September 21st, the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest. Magnificently decorated horse-drawn carriages of Munich's breweries and the Wiesnzelte met near the Sendlinger Tor, as they do every year. As for the Weather? It couldn't have been better! The mood was positively tense, a little nervous, excited, while looking forward to the event. After two and a half months of preparations, the time had finally come! Packma's! (Let's go!)
The nice thing about this prelude is: it was not a closed event. Everyone could drop by, and the cold-blooded horses stayed calm as the Mayor, the Oktoberfest hosts or the Münchner Kindl do. It's a folk festival in the truest sense of the word. That's the moment, the senior boss of the Hofbräufestzelt noticed the goose bumps on my arm due to the morning's freshness and he offered me his coat: "Girl, you're freezing!". Some extra Oktoberfest is not possible, three hours before the tapping.