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Discussions about the Imperial Family and European Royalty => The Wittlesbachs => Topic started by: José on September 28, 2006, 11:22:34 AM

Title: Oktoberfest
Post by: José on September 28, 2006, 11:22:34 AM
Ludwig I of Bavaria married Therese Saxe-Hildgurghausen in October, 12th, 1854.
In honour of this wedding, began the ultra-famous Oktoberfest.
But why is it ... in September ?
Because of the weather ?

Can soneone post photos of Ludwige and Therese ?
Title: Re: Oktoberfest
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 28, 2006, 01:47:17 PM
Dear José,

Queen Therese died in 1854, a time when photos were rarely taken. I've never seen one of her, but I would be very interested.

Here is a photo of Ludwig I.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9977/ludwig08em8.jpg)
Title: Re: Oktoberfest
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 28, 2006, 01:55:08 PM

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5619/ludwig12fw1.jpg)

Crownprince Ludwig by Angelika Kauffmann. It took her two years (1805-07) to paint it.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4555/ludwig14cq2.jpg)

King Ludwig I. by Joseph Stieler, 1825.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1472/ludwigtherese01sv3.jpg)

Ludwig and Therese by F. T. Berg, 1818. In the background you can see Aschaffenburg.
Title: Re: Oktoberfest
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 28, 2006, 01:57:45 PM
(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/1189/theresecharlotte01sv9.jpg)

Therese by Stieler, 1827.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/2006/theresecharlotte03am9.jpg)

Queen Therese by Hanfstaengl, 1832.

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4841/theresecharlotte02gs7.jpg)

Queen Therese by Julie Gräfin von Egloffstein, 1836.
Title: Re: Oktoberfest
Post by: MarieCharlotte on September 28, 2006, 01:59:43 PM

(http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3145/ludwigtheresefamkp7.jpg)

Ludwig, Therese and their children are watching a painting that shows Prince Otto's arrival at Greece.
Title: Re: Oktoberfest
Post by: HerrKaiser on September 28, 2006, 02:53:53 PM
I have always been told by Bavarians that the timing of OktoberFest is linked historically to the PRE-wedding festivities and celebrations, while the name was adopted sometime afterward in order to recognize the actual date of the marriage as well as integrating the honoring of the fall harvest. Does this track with everyone else? thanks!
Title: Re: Oktoberfest
Post by: Linnea on September 30, 2006, 11:56:26 AM
But why is it ... in September ?
Because of the weather ?

Yep, it´s because of the better weather in September.