- Title: Official Oktoberfest beer mug unveiled
- Date: 22nd August 2017
- Summary: ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS BEER BEING DRAWN FROM TAP COMEDIAN MAXI SCHAFROTH ENTERTAINING GUESTS IN BEER TENT (SOUNDBITE) (German) PUBLICAN AT HACKER BEER TENT AND SPOKESMAN OF OKTOBERFEST PUBLICANS, TONI ROIDERER, SAYING (ON WHAT HE EXPECTS FROM OKTOBERFEST 2017) "(I wish) that it will be a nice and peaceful Wiesn (Oktoberfest). Perfect security isn't possible anywhere, but everything possible will be done by the organiser. I am glad that the Oktoberfest is in Bavaria, because the Bavarian politics and police have always been foresighted." VARIOUS OF GIRLS DRESSED IN DIRNDLS (TRADITIONAL DRESSES) POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS WITH OFFICIAL BEER MUGS (SOUNDBITE) (German) COMEDIAN, MAXI SCHAFROTH, SAYING: "Nice, I think it's a bit minimalistic, but I see it as iconographic, minimalistic, contemporary, I would assess it like that. I am a big fan of the stone mug in general, of course the rastal stone mug is the flagship. I would say if I had the chance to take one of these here myself, I would do so, because the glass mug is a bit boring after a while." BEER BENCHES (SOUNDBITE) (German) MUNICH CITY COUNCILOR, RICHARD QUAAS, SAYING: (ABOUT SECURITY AT OKTOBERFEST) "I think that every visitor can come to the Wiesn without any problems. It (security) is going to be looked at very closely and everything possible is being done, what can be planned beforehand, the city and police have thought about. I think it will be a cheerful and happy Wiesn and one shouldn't be too affected by the events in Spain or elsewhere. We are doing whatever is possible." VARIOUS OF DECORATION IN BEER TENT DETAIL OF PAINTING IN TENT SHOWING WOMEN WEARING HEADSCARF AND BURQA WIDE OF BEER MUG PRESENTATION IN TENT
- Embargoed: 5th September 2017 13:16
- Keywords: Oktoberfest beer mug security
- Location: MUNICH, GERMANY
- City: MUNICH, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Human Interest / Brights / Odd News,Society/Social Issues
- Reuters ID: LVA0036V8NJ2X
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- Story Text: The Oktoberfest is known for hearty food, pretty girls in even prettier dirndls (traditional dress), men in Lederhosen and of course beer. And the beer must be served in the 'Mass", the traditional Oktoberfest mug.
On Tuesday (August 22) the official mug for the Oktoberfest 2017 was presented by comedian Maxi Schafroth.
Designed this year by art students Sarah Eigenseher und Hanna Hodzic, the beer mug is the embodiment of the Oktoberfest. Decorated with typical Oktoberfest delicacies like beer, pretzles and gingerbread, the mugs are already collectors items before they have even been used.
The city of Munich started in 1978 to issue a special mug for the Oktoberfest. Every year a different artist designs the motif.
The Oktoberfest is one of the biggest draws for tourists from all over the world, synonymous for many with Munich. This year's 184th edition of the 'Wiesn' will start on September and will finish on October 3.
Organisers say they hope for a "peaceful" event and security measures will be increased following recent attacks with using cars and knives in Europe by sympathizers of the so called Islamic State group.
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