Bottoms up! Scenes from the opening of Oktoberfest

Revellers reach for the first beer mug at the Hofbrauhaus beer tent during day one of Oktoberfest on Sept. 21 in Munich, Germany. Johannes Simon / Getty Images
A waitress carries mugs of beer during the opening ceremony for Oktoberfest. Michael Dalder / Reuters
Visitors enjoy a fairground ride in front of St. Paul's Church. Michael Dalder / Reuters
Young women in traditional Bavarian Dirndl dresses enjoy a ride. Christof Stache / AFP - Getty Images
Visitors from the Netherlands raise their mugs in a beer tent on the opening day of Oktoberfest. Frank Leonhardt / EPA
A man rests in a woman's arms at Oktoberfest. Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images