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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kylie Minogue and Romy Schneider are helping to celebrate the start of the beer festival season by dressing up in lederhosen and traditional dirndl dresses - even if it is only their waxwork doubles at Madame Tussauds.

The Oktoberfest seas on is now officially opened not only in the German beer drinking heartland of Munich but also in the Austrian capital Vienna this week with traditional music – and lots of lederhosen.

The branch of the popular London based tourist attraction Madame Tussaud's that has opened a branch in Vienna has already managed to get the celebrities dressed up in their new look – and Johnny Depp will be added later this week.

Madame Tussauds spokeswoman Arabella Kruschinski said: "We think that the famous wax figure doubles will be a popular photographic opportunity. There are also discounted entry prices for Oktoberfest visitors."

The popularity of the traditional Alpine beer Festival has also seen an increase in the popularity of traditional Alpine costume. As well as European tourists in particular Russians and people from China have been buying up lederhosen - but they are also increasingly popular with locals.

The wax figure celebrities in traditional dress will only be on display until the middle of October when the festival ends.

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