What's new at the Oktoberfest 2012?
The Oktoberfest will be smaller than it was last year, as the southern part of the Theresienwiese-fairground is needed for the Zentral-Landwirtschaftsfest, an agricultural fair event with a long tradition, from September 22nd to 30th. This leaves only 26 hectares for the Oktoberfest – still more than enough to amaze visitors from near and far!
Novelties at the 2012 Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest macht Schule – The Oktoberfest School
The „Hits for Kids” campaign, which offers services and information for families and children, will invite young Oktoberfest visitors to take part in a science-game, meant to give children the possibility to learn more about the more than two centuries of Oktoberfest-history.
Shocker – Seven new scary rooms wait for you!
If you ever wanted to experience an exorcism or visit a haunted bathroom, Edmund Heckl’s Shocker is the right place to go. Seven new rooms wait for courageous visitors – if you dare…
DECAP – A musical blast from the past
A beautiful, exotic instrument from the 1950s can be found at the Family Square: A DECAP orchestrion, a complex and fun music-machine. The musical masterpiece has a repertoire of 500 songs!
No more glass bottles!
Because of numerous injuries from scrapes to deep cuts from broken glass, no more glass-bottles are allowed at the Oktoberfest any more.
Hacker-Tent with new beer pipeline
Like the Bräurosl and the Winzerer Fähndl before, the Hacker-Tent will be equipped with a centralized beer-supply by a ring-pipeline.
Dieter Reiter, new head official of the Oktoberfest.