Speigel Online has combed through the official figures from the first week of Munich Oktoberfest and come up with some surprising results:
– The number of Bierleichen ( literally beer corpses, denoting people in an alcohol induced coma) hit 445.
number of litres of beer guzzled rose to 3.6 million, up from 3.4 million last year.
and handed over to staff also rose to 93 (from 56 last year.
including a French horn, a hearing aid, two wedding rings, a pair of
suit trousers and two pairs of Lederhosen.
– Glasses were used in 38 assaults, up from 26, but happily the Munich authorities reported no murders or attempted murders. Ah, Oktoberfest, where would we be without you?