PICS: Bill Clinton and 6 million others got their buzz on at this year's epic Oktoberfest in Munich

2018-10-09 16:30
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(Photo: Matthias Schrader, AP)

More than 6 million visitors, 7.5 million litres of beer, 124 rotisserie oxen and Bill Clinton in lederhosen; another Oktoberfest in Munich has come and gone.

Festival organisers say good fall weather helped attract 100 000 more people to the annual event than last year; in all, 6.3 million from about 70 countries. That's despite this year's Oktoberfest running only 16 days — two fewer than in 2017.

Former US President Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton showed up Friday night — he dressed in traditional Bavarian garb and she in a trademark pantsuit.

Security guards confiscated 101 000 litre-size beer mugs from sticky-fingered guests seeking souvenirs. Munich authorities cleaned up 95 tons of garbage during the festival that ended Sunday.

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oktoberfest, munich, germany, beer, europe, explorPeople wear local clothing as the fire guns during the traditional gun salute at the last day of the 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. (Felix Hoerhager/dpa via AP)

oktoberfest, munich, germany, beer, europe, explorIn this photo, young women lift glasses of beer during the opening of the 185th 'Oktoberfest' beer festival in Munich, Germany. (Photo: Matthias Schrader, AP)

oktoberfest, munich, germany, beer, europe, explorIn this photo, waitress dance in the Hofbraeu tent after the closing of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo: Felix Hoerhager, dpa via AP)

oktoberfest, munich, germany, beer, europe, explorIn this photo, Former US President Bill Clinton, left and and guest celebrate, in the Kaefer marquee during the Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany. The world largest beer festival ended on 7 October. (Photo: Tobias Hase, dpa via AP)

oktoberfest, munich, germany, beer, europe, explorIn this photo, waitress dance in the Hofbraeu tent after the closing of the Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich, southern Germany. (Photo: Felix Hoerhager, dpa via AP)

oktoberfest, munich, germany, beer, europe, explorIn this photo, former US President Bill Clinton, left and and guest celebrate, in the Kaefer marquee during the Oktoberfest, in Munich, Germany. The biggest folk festival in the world takes place from 22 September - 7 October. (Photo: Tobias Hase, dpa via AP)

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