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Oktoberfest News

All the news for the world’s largest folk festival

What’s new at Oktoberfest, what should you definitely not miss and what are Munich locals talking about these days? We’ll keep you in the loop. Always up-to-date!

No Oktoberfest 2021: The reactions towards this decision

It's official: For the second time in a row, we have to do without the Wiesn. Minister President Markus Söder and Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter announced the decision, which may not come as a complete surprise because of Corona, but is of course bitter nonetheless. How do Oktoberfest hosts and carnies react to the news? We asked around.

Oktoberfest 2021 cannot take place

After the cancellation of the Wiesn in 2020, the world's largest folk festival unfortunately cannot take place in 2021 either. Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder and Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter announced the news at a joint press conference in Munich on May 3, 2021.
Otto Schwarzfischer 2019 | ©IMAGO / STL

Farewell to a legend: Otto Schwarzfischer died at the age of 81

For decades, Otto Schwarzfischer set the pace in the Schottenhamel festival tent - and brought a real atmosphere to the beer tent with songs like "Country Roads" or "Alice". At the Wiesn 2019, he was still conducting at the traditional concert. Now the Oktoberfest legend has died at the age of 81. An obituary.

Oktoberfest stays at home: Statement regarding articles about Oktoberfest in Dubai

Recently, media in German-speaking countries have been reporting intensively on plans by a private individual to hold an Oktoberfest in Dubai. Various headlines linguistically suggest that the Munich Oktoberfest is actually being relocated to Dubai, is moving there, or is taking place in the desert this year due to a possible cancellation.

Oktoberfest poster: The poster 2021

Even though there will be no Oktoberfest 2021, the Oktoberfest poster for this year has been chosen: Munich resident Maria Elisabeth Dick has designed the motif for the 187th Oktoberfest. The Department of Labor and Economy (RAW) has chosen the winning poster for the fifth time in a public competition on the official city portal muenchen.de and with a jury. Oktoberfest-boss Clemens Baumgärtner presents the new poster in a video here. All info on the designer and the poster competition.

Peter Reichert to be the new landlord of the Bräurosl tent

The Hacker-Pschorr brewery has found a new landlord for the Bräurosl tent. Following the withdrawal of the Heide family, Peter Reichert is now to take charge of the popular Wiesn tent. He is already known at the Oktoberfest as the landlord of another tent.

Oktoberfest for everyone - accessible services

People with disabilities enjoy being guests in Munich at the world's largest public festival. In a new entertaining video you can see what services are available for people with mobility and other disabilities at the Oktoberfest - whether in the beer tents, at the rides or at the gaming booths.

The smell of Oktoberfest: roasted almonds in 2020

The scent and taste of roasted almonds is one of the first memories of the Oktoberfest for Munich people. No visit to the Oktoberfest is complete without the red and white paper bag containing these sweet contents. The good news in the "No Oktoberfest year 2020", soul food is still there! Also there are other Oktoberfest delicacies to warm the stomach and heart. Here is how Mandelhans feels without Oktoberfest - and where to find him.
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CORONA: THE OKTOBERFEST 2021 WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. All info