Let the fun begin! Oktoberfest 2012 has started and despite the dreadful weather (“Unwetter”) we’re having today, thousands of guests were already queueing outside the tents at 7am just to get a table. Every U-Bahn stop near the famous Theresienwiese where the annual event takes place is swarming with people of all ages and nationalities, the men dressed in “Lederhosen” and the women dressed in “Dirndl”. They don’t start serving beer until 12am once the mayor has opened the first barrel with the words “O’zapft is!” (Bavarian way of saying “Angezapft ist”, i.e. the barrel has been tapped). Are you visiting this year? Send us your experiences or pics, we’d love to hear from you!