Wreath laying and commemoration of the victims of 1980
The Oktoberfest attack on September 26, 1980 was the most serious terrorist attack in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany, with twelve people killed and over 200 injured. At the entrance to the Theresienwiese, the far-right perpetrator Gundolf Köhler detonated a bomb. For more than 40 years, the trade union youth has organized a commemorative event with wreath-laying ceremonies, which is supervised and sponsored by the cultural department.
Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter said at the commemoration ceremony on September 26, 2022: "The Oktoberfest attack was an attack on all of us. We must therefore work together to counter its destructive, right-wing extremist power: a democratic togetherness that leaves no chance for the division of our society. Our special responsibility is to those who were torn from their lives, seriously injured and traumatized in the Oktoberfest attack."