Carousers at Munich's Oktoberfest must reach ever deeper into their pockets to pay for the same liter of beer with a 5 percent price hike this year.
Munich Office of Tourism said Wednesday a 2-pint (1-liter) mug of beer will cost between euro8.50 (US$11.63) and euro8.60 (US$11.78) at the 2009 festival. That is 60 euro cents (82 US cents) above 2008 prices.
Beer prices at last year's festival broke the euro8 (US$10.95) mark for the first time, topping at euro8.30 (US$11.36).
Nevertheless, some 6 million people drank 13.9 million pints (6.6 million liters) at the 2008 festival.
This year the world's largest beer festival takes place from Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.
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