As you sit in your office reading this, millions of people are enjoying a 16-day-long happy hour at the 182nd Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. The famed festival, which dates from 1810, attracts more than 6 million people to Bavaria annually and has inspired similar celebrations in cities and towns around the world. At the 2013 Oktoberfest, attendees consumed a record 7.7 million liters of beer.
How does your town stack up?
Explore this interactive data map from Esri to visualize data on how much your neighborhood spends on beer, pretzels, and sausage. Compare your score with less festive ZIP codes across the United States. Check out which towns cracked the top 10. Pity those that make up the bottom 10. Find out which cities are your town’s Oktoberfest doppelgangers. My home town’s Oktoberfest doppelganger, for example, is Berlin.
Berlin, Massachusetts, that is. So I guess I will be busy improving that score this weekend. Civic duty and all.
Prost! Have a great weekend everyone.
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