The yearly procession before the opening of the Oktoberfest takes place. The innkeepers of the huge Oktoberfest tents march towards the so called "Wiesn". The road is closed and thousands of spectators watch horse drawn carriages, musicians and even oxen.
Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria and is Germany's third largest city, located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Black and gold - the colors of the Holy Roman Empire - have been the city's official colors since the time of Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor.