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Olympic Park Summer Festival

Olympic Park Summer Festival. Olympiapark Muenchen GmbH

Aug 2009 (annual)
Hours: Daily from 12pm
Cost: Free
Link: Munich Festivals Website
The Olympic Park Summer Festival brings the Oktoberfest spirit to Munich's Olympic Park at the height of summer.
One of the highlights is the "historical boatman's tournament", in which boatmen on the Olympic Lake in the park aim to capsize one another's boats using their pikes. This competition, which resembles the log-rolling event at North American lumberjack competitions, doubtless has its origins on the Isar and other fast-flowing Bavarian streams, where burly boatmen used to guide cargos on their way to the Danube.

All manner of other activities are organised for kids and there are plenty of carnival rides, from Ferris wheels to rollercoasters, not to mention that Bavarian speciality that adds a little extra to any event - a beer garden.
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