The Munich Oktoberfest, the world's largest beer festival, began on 20 September. More than six million people are expected to attend the annual celebration of all things Bavarian, consuming 6.7 million litres of beer between them.

The 181st Oktoberfest will be open to the public until 5 October. IBTimesUK presents a gallery of photographs taken on the first two days of Oktoberfest 2014.