What does Hofbrauhaus have to do with weddings?
Let’s go back to The First Munich Beer Festival. King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria spared no expense when his son Ludwig married his beloved Theresa of Saxony-Hildburghausen, and held a massive party for 40,000 guests on October 17, 1810.
The climax of the party was a 36,000 feet horse race in a large meadow outside the town. King Maximilian I Joseph readily agreed to a request to name the place “Theresienwiese” (“Theresa’s Meadow”) in honor of the bride, and to repeat the festival every year. Thus, their wedding was the beginning of the Oktoberfest tradition!
Two years later, desirous of offering His Majesty a really special beverage, the royal brewers started to brew a beer specially for the festival with a deep golden color, stronger original wort and higher alcoholic content – the world-famous Oktoberfestbier from Hofbräu München was born.
So in the end, we have a wedding to thank for the annual festival that is Oktoberfest. At Hofbrauhaus, every day is Oktoberfest with delicious food, great brews, and live entertainment! Prost!
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