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Riding the Devil’s Wheel at Oktoberfest

For more wheel-spinning mayhem, browse the #teufelsrad hashtag.

Welcome to Feldl’s Teufelsrad (“The Devil’s Wheel”). Until October 5, visitors to Oktoberfest have the opportunity to experience one of Munich’s more bizarre spectacles. This family business has brought laughter to Oktoberfest crowds for more than 100 years. The challenge is open to all: while the wheel spins, participants fight centrifugal forces and hold on as the speed increases. Those who manage to stay then must dodge a giant swinging ball while onlookers cheer from the sides. The last person on the wheel wins the audience’s heart—and usually more hearty celebration with friends after regaining their balance.

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Oktoberfest 2013

For more photos and videos from Oktoberfest, check out the #oktoberfest hashtag and browse the Oktoberfest location page.

Oktoberfest has begun in Germany! The celebration of beer is held every year in Munich and draws a crowd of nearly 6 million people, making it the world’s largest fair. Festival-goers feast on traditional German foods and drink Oktoberfest beer, a special type of beer that must be brewed within the city limits of Munich. It’s estimated that during the 16-day celebration almost 7 million liters of beer are consumed.

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Oktoberfest 2012

Want to see more photos? Visit the hashtag #Oktoberfest.

It’s the last week of Oktoberfest! The celebration of beer is held every year in Munich, Germany, and draws a crowd of nearly 6 million people, making it the world’s largest fair. Festival-goers feast on traditional German foods and imbibe large quantities of Oktoberfest beer, a special type of beer that must be brewed within the city limits of Munich. It’s estimated that during the 16-day celebration, almost 7 million liters of beer are consumed.