Millennial History

By Steve Jackson

 Did you know that a royal wedding gave rise to the original Oktoberfest?

On October 12,1810, Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig, later King Ludwig l of Bavaria, married Princess Therese von Saxony- Hildburghausen. The Bavarian royalty invited the citizens of Munich to attend the festivities, held on the fields in front of the city gates. These famous public fields were named Theresienwiese-“Therese’s Fields “- in honor of the crown […]