Oktoberfest 2016: New Lion to Roar Lööööwenbräu Photo: Screenshot YouTube

Oktoberfest 2016: New Lion to Roar Lööööwenbräu

By  Thursday, 4.8.2016, 11:49    News

Construction at the Oktoberfest grounds at the Theresienwiese has been going on for almost a month now. Yesterday, August 3, 2016 was a historic date for the Löwenbräu tent at the annual beer festival. The legendary old “Lööööwenbräu” roaring Lion atop the Löwenbräu tower in front of the tent has been retired after 50 years (since 1966) of dedicated service, as was the old tower.

Below is a video of the new model taking its place atop the new tower. The video comes from ganz-muenchen.de. The new lion is going to do the same job as the old one.

Some 6 million beer loving visitors are expected at the 183rd instalment of the traditional Bavarian beer festival in 2016. This year the Oktoberfest is set to take place at the Theresienwiese from Saturday, September 17 until Monday, October 3 (German Reunification Day).

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Heinrich Mann

It was love at first sight for Heinrich when he came to his first Oktoberfest in 2006, an event he has not missed since. A keen beer lover, Heinrich is also a current affairs addict, and aims to bring the very latest beat of the city to his readers. 

Born in Hamburg, Heinrich moved to Munich full-time in 2011, and has been busy sampling the city's considerable beer offerings ever since. You can contact Heinrich on [email protected] 

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