Despite reduced visitor numbers organisers of the Munich Oktoberfest are halling it another successful festival.
The celebrations have now come to an end but not berfore more than six million people descended on the city to eat, drink and be well and truly merry.
Oktoberfest is well known for being the worlds largest beer festival.
Festival organiser Dieter Reiter told Reuters that over the two week festival vistors drank a whopping 6.9million 'mass' the one litre beer mugs and ate 116 oxen.
'They were very hungry and very thirsty and so all the merchants are happy', said Reiter.
The people running the amusement park were also happy because we had a lot of days with nice weather.
Nothing really bad happened and the police and rescue services are calling it an average Oktoberfest,' Reiter said.
The local police stopped short of praising the crowds.
'There are often cases of bodily harm,' said Munich police spokesman Wolfgang Wenger.
'Those are the offences which keep us the most busy. If a person is hit with a Mass beer glass on the head, the injuries are serious.'
The 'mass' is the official Oktoberfest beer glass and weighs 1.35 kilograms.
Head injuries aren't the only things police have to deal with.
Last year 520 wallets and 390 mobile phones were found while 80 pieces of jewellery and watches were lost.
While some festival goers are still dancing in the streets others are already looking ahead to next year.
The 180th Oktoberfest starts on September and runs until October 6, 2013