If you have even the faintest interest in beer, you'll know that brew lovers from around the world gather each year in Munich, Germany to celebrate Oktoberfest.  The 16-day drink fest that runs through Oct. 5 serves only beers that conform to German purity regulations (the Reinheitsgebot) and which are brewed within the city limits of Munich.

If you aren't lucky enough to make it to the Bavarian capital, don't worry, there are plenty of Oktoberfests in the U.S. where you can raise a pint.  But Germany's original fest is a bucketlist item for sure. 

Read on to learn just how massive it is, and watch one of the festival videos here

As they say in Munich, Prost!