World’s Biggest Beer Festival Oktoberfest Opens

The drinking began as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on September 16.

Six million people from all over the world are expected to visit the world’s largest beer festival, which runs until October 3.

This year, visitors will be able to download an app that shows nearby tents with available space. It will also help festival goers find lost friends — which will be useful as the largest tent fits 10,000 people.

Oktoberfestis hoping more people will come to the festival this year after attendance in 2016 dipped in part due to concern over terror attacks. Security has since been bolstered at the festival, with backpacks as well as large bags now being banned.

The entrances will be watched over by more than 650 security guards, up by 200 from last year.