What's new at the Oktoberfest 2012?

The Oktoberfest has a new supervisor: For the first time, Dieter Reiter, head of the Munich economy division, is responsible for everything connected to the organization of the Oktoberfest. He follows Gabi Weishäupl, who defined an era as head of the Oktoberfest.
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 Pschorr-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., Copyright Oktoberfest.de

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Dieter Reiter, new head official of the Oktoberfest.


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