Twinned since 1989
The first contacts between the Erlangen and Stoke-On-Trent go back since 1989. The twinning was agreed to improve the technical exchanges at a multitude of levels with University Contacts, youth exchanges and joint cultural programs.
Since the agreement there have been regular visits from representatives of both towns coming together to visit and ensure the future relationship.
What Is Oktoberfest?
Oktoberfest is the Worlds largest beer and folk festival. It traditionally takes place in Munich, Germany from mid September and lasts 18 days.
The event has attracted an international following - this year 5.9 million people descended on Munich to attend while other cities across the world hold Oktoberfest style celebrations based on the Munich event.
During the festival, giant tents capable of holding thousands of revellers are erected and over 6 million litres of beer is drunk. Bavarian music plays in the afternoon and often gives way to more modern pop music in the evening.
Oktoberfest began in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sace-Hildburghausen. The royal newlyweds deemed the party so great that they wanted to repeat it every year and so Oktoberfest has been celebrated in Munich every fall since then.
Oktoberfest Stoke will be located at the The Grand Bier tent, Stoke City Grounds, Stanley Matthews Way