Every year in the middle of September it happens! The gates open to the annual Oktoberfest! The first Oktoberfest was held on the 12th of October 1810, and was actually a wedding celebration for Crown Prince Ludwig (later Ludwig the first) and his wife Princess Theresa. The “fest” took place just outside the original city walls on a meadow. This meadow got the name “Theresienwiese” - Theresa’s Meadow. Today Theresienwiese is surrounded by streets, buildings and other urban infrastructure, and is literally located in the middle of the city.