What started as a royal wedding celebration is now the largest folk festival in the world, drawing crowds of nearly 7 million people who consume almost 8 million liters of beer. The Bavarian capital of Munich is among Germany’s most beloved tourist destinations and is filled with castles, palaces, monuments, and gorgeous architecture. Oktoberfest is the most famous of all traditional German festivals. During the two weeks of Oktoberfest each fall, the entire city dons dirndl and lederhosen and huge crowds join in on the drinking, eating, and merriment on the Wies’n. More than just drinking (though it obviously takes center stage), the festival grounds are decked out with rides, games, shops, and food stands.