What is Wiesn flu?
The beer tents open, the rides start, and already it’s on the loose in Munich – the annual “Wiesn flu”. It’s no wonder, considering the Wiesn attracts over six million visitors every year. Along with their excitement and thirst, all these people bring a few viruses with them to the Theresienwiese. What’s more, in late September and early October, it is often warm during the day and cold at night, a challenge for the immune system at the best of times. “Wiesn flu” is not the real flu, of course – it’s merely a colloquial term that encompasses all the sniffles and hangovers that occur during the Wiesn. We have five tips on how you can avoid it.