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Milwaukee is ninth-best city to celebrate Oktoberfest

Posted at 4:53 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 17:53:00-04

If a trip to Munich for the traditional Oktoberfest isn't in the cards, know that Milwaukee ranks ninth in the country for the top cities to celebrate the epic German festival.

WalletHub ranked the top 20 cities for Oktoberfest, and Milwaukee's rich German history landed the City of Festivals up eight spots from last year.

Milwaukee can thank our numerous beer gardens and average price of Oktoberfest celebrations.

Oktoberfest started in Munich in 1810 to celebrate a royal wedding, and according to WalletHub, 14% of Oktoberfest visitors came from the United States in 2018.

New York, Denver and Portland rounded out the top three. For a complete list of the winners and more fun facts, click here.