This is one of 14 enormous tents set up every year for the fair. This particular tent seats 5,700 people inside, and 2,800 people outside. Above the entrance is a 15 foot lion who drinks from his beer. Oktoberfest began as a commemoration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (later King Ludwig I) and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen in October 12, 1810. Many times over the course of the years Oktoberfest has been cancelled – whether the cause be plague, war, inflation, or other emergencies. About 15% of the attendees are visitors from out of country. Many tourists are overwhelmed by the grandeur of the tents, the people, the dizzying amount of beer, and the overall atmosphere. Be careful not to drink too much! Every year, many people pass out due to drunkenness. These overly drunk people are often called "Bierleichen" (German for "beercorpses"). They are brought to a medical tent where drunks as well as sick people are treated.