(Matt Millham/Stars and Stripes)

Munich, Germany, Sept. 22, 2012: Waitresses fill their baskets with pretzels in the busy prelude to Oktoberfest at the Pschorr Braeurosl tent, one of 14 massive tents seating nearly 200,000 at the world’s biggest beer festival.

Planning to visit the biggest beer fest yourself this year? Be sure to check out Karen Bradbury’s tips, and our Oktoberfest survival guide.

Can’t make it to Munich? Check out Stripes’ Community sites to see where to enjoy a beer and brat near you.

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