Weird Oktoberfest lost and found

2013-10-11 10:48
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Oktoberfest celebrations

Check out all the magic and mayhem of the opening of Munich's 180th annual Oktoberfest.

When large numbers of people gather to consume copious amounts of alcohol, it's not only dignity and minds that go missing, but valuables too.

As Munich's famed and fabled Oktoberfest came to a close last weekend, organisers managed to gather over 4 000 mislaid items, which can be claimed by owners up until 1 February 2014, after which auctions will be held.

The Telegraph reports that among more mundane items - 940 items of clothing, 1 000 ID cards, 320 mobile phones and 400 sets of keys - a few oddities also emerged. These included a garden gnome dressed in a Bayern Munich football kit, a giant pencil, a set of 30 decorative hunting knives, one Segway, two wedding rings and eight children... wait! Say what?!

According to Spiegel online, only one set of dentures, normally a firm favourite on the list were found this year, which some people see as a sure sign of improvements in dental adhesive over the years.

Strange items handed in to the lost and found department in previous years include a daschund named “Wasti”, a fishing rod, a court order, a pet grasshopper, and a signed Playboy magazine.

Oktoberfest 2013 hosted 6.4 million visitors who drank 6.7 million litres of beer.

Find out more about Oktoberfest's lost and found by watching this video and take a look at this infographic below created by Stylight.  






 
Read more on:    munich  |  travel  |  travel international

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