The infamous Oktoberfest has already claimed one hapless victim in Munich this week.
A German man who had been drinking heavily got stuck in a chimney for 12 hours whilst trying to climb into a friend's apartment. After finding his mate wasn't in, the guy climbed on to the roof of a neighbouring building at about 2.00 in the morning and headed to what he thought was a gap in the wall between the two houses.
Instead he found himself sliding almost 30 metres head first into a chimney.
Amazingly he was not badly injured, sustaining just grazes and bruising after the local fire brigade knocked a hole into the chimney and got him out later in the afternoon.