Oktoberfest
Costume and Riflemen's Parade

September 17, 2017







Start: 10:00 am
Duration: 2 hours
7 km distance
9000 performers


Route of the parade: Max-II-Denkmal, Maximilianstraße, Residenzstraße, Odeonsplatz, Pacellistraße, Lenbachplatz, Karlsplatz-Stachus, Sonnenstraße, Schwanthalerstraße, Kaiser-Ludwig-Platz, Festwiese


World-famous procession on the first Sunday of the Oktoberfest. The Costume und Riflemen's Procession gives an impressive insight into the fascinating diversity of customs rooted in the heart of Bavaria, in Franconia, Swabia, the states of Germany and in neighboring European countries. A varied succession of regional costume groups, "troops" in historical uniforms, marching bands, riflemen, thoroughbred horses, oxen, cows, goats, the decorated drays of the Munich breweries, floats displaying typical local traditions and historic carriages all pass by in a 7-kilometer-long procession through the streets of the city center. Ribboned trees, harvest garlands, craftsmen's tools from bygone days, harvest produce, dancers decorated with flowers, stars and crowns, trumpeters on horseback, flag-throwers and a host of other performers transform this traditional Munich procession into a brilliant highlight on the first Sunday of the Oktoberfest.



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