"O'zapft is" at the MGCC Oktoberfest 2017
German Ambassador Graf Lambsdorff had the honour to tap the barrel at the „MGCC Oktoberfest", which was held in the evening of 12 October 2017 at the German Restaurant Brotzeit in Midvalley.
The event was for members of the Malaysian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry and their invited guests. Beer, a scrumptious buffet with traditional German food and the famous Paulaner Band made sure that the guests were well entertained throughout the whole evening.
The Oktoberfest has historic roots: Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on 12th October 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields have been named Theresienwiese ("Theresa's fields") in honor of the Crown Princess ever since, although the locals have since abbreviated the name simply to the "Wies'n".
This started the tradition of the “Oktoberfest”, which eventually became the largest folk festival in the world, with an international flavor characteristic of the 21th century: some 6 million visitors from all around the world converge on the Oktoberfest each year.