Photo Gallery: Partying Bavarian Style
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Photo Gallery: Partying Bavarian Style

Deceptive Clichés Oktoberfest and Bavaria's Recipe for Success

On the surface, Oktoberfest is all about booze and sex. But the world's most famous folk festival can also be seen as a microcosm of Bavarian culture, where tradition and conviviality have combined to create a special brand of prosperity.
Von Ullrich Fichtner
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan