Entrance to the Augustiner Festhalle at the 2012 Oktoberfest. This was the only tent I managed to get into before the crowds made it impossible.
This is a "locals tent" where it seems most of the visitors are from Munich. Families are a common sight too making the atmosphere less rowdy than in other tents. The Augustiner brewery, dating back to 1328, is the oldest existing brewery in Munich and the only one which still uses the traditional 200 liter wooden kegs for dispensing their beer.