The History

Four years after Bavaria became a Kingdom, the Marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig with Princess Therese from Saxony took place.

The official wedding celebrations took place over a period of five days. The celebrations Took place throughout the whole of Munich.

The Royals in their turn thanked the people of Munich for all of the patience by making this event a yearly returning event and ended with a horse race which took place on the 12th October, every year from then on the children and locals presented themselves to the royals in their local costumes and thus the Theresien Wiese became the location where the October fest is held.