How the Oktoberfest will start in 2022
The traditional Oktoberfest tapping is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 12 noon. After a three-year break, Mayor Dieter Reiter will then once again open the Oktoberfest 2022 with the traditional "O'zapft is! We can then hopefully look forward to the other traditional events surrounding the Oktoberfest: the procession of the Oktoberfest innkeepers onto the festival grounds, the large procession of traditional costumes and marksmen on the first Sunday of the Oktoberfest, the stand-up concert under the Bavaria, and the firecracker shooting.
In 2021, the Oktoberfest unfortunately had to be cancelled for the second time in a row due to the Corona pandemic.
Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter said about the decision: "The risk is simply too great that people could be infected with the Corona virus here. I know how hard this is not only for the visitors, but also how much it affects all those who work at the Wiesn and now have to do without income once again - from the waiters and waitresses to the stall operators, showmen and innkeepers. But the Wiesn can only exist completely or not at all."