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The Hidden Treasures of Oktoberfest Lost & Found

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Any event boasting millions of visitors is sure to have a treasure of personal items left behind. Throw in a shitload of drinking and that number increases exponentially. So what are some items left at this year’s Oktoberfest in Munich?

An estimated 2,915 items

An estimated 2,915 items were turned into the lost and found office with 680 pieces of clothing (those crowded tents get hot), 660 generously returned wallets (count the money), 580 passports (good luck at the airport), 410 smartphones that can hopefully be tracked by its owners, 250 glasses (possibly chucked when blurry drunk vision ruled them useless) and 220 keys.

90 bags, 55 pieces of jewelry, 55 umbrellas/canes and 15 cameras were also turned into the lost and found offices.

The best item to turn up? A doctor’s note for work disability that lasted for the duration of the festival.

Sources: Oktoberfest.de

Photo: jon jordan [Flickr]

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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