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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!

Heide family gives up the Bräurosl tent

The Heide family is saying goodbye to the Oktoberfest after 83 years and will no longer apply to run the Bräurosl tent. According to the company, the intention is to restructure and realign the restaurant in Planegg, a suburb of Munich. More reasons for the farewell, how the Heide-Volm will continue and what Paulaner boss Steinfatt says – in an emotional video statement.
People celebrating at Oktoberfest 2019 | ©Sebastian Lehner

Oktoberfest table reservations for 2020

The Oktoberfest 2020 cannot take place due to the Corona pandemic. But what happens with table reservations for the beer tents? We have asked the landlords – here you will find all the answers to your questions.

No Oktoberfest 2020: The reactions

For the first time over 70 years, the Oktoberfest has to be cancelled - due to the Corona pandemic. Not only Prime Minister Markus Söder and Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter expressed great regret about this decision. See here how Oktoberfest hosts, showmen, market traders and breweries react to the Oktoberfest cancellation in 2020.
See you in 2021 | ©Sebastian Lehner

Oktoberfest 2020 is cancelled

"It is the biggest and most beautiful beer festival in the world", said Bavaria's Minister-President Markus Söder. But the Oktoberfest will have to be cancelled in 2020 due to the Corona Pandemic. Söder announced this today, April 21, 2020, in a joint press conference with Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter. The background, statements of Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner and all further information.
No Wiesn in 2020 | ©Anette Göttlicher

Cancelled: Oktoberfest 2020 cannot take place

Unfortunately, the largest beer festival in the world cannot take place in 2020 due to the spread of Covid-19. Bavaria's Minister President Markus Söder and Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter cancelled the Wiesn on April 21, 2020 in a joint press conference.
Stephan Kuffler in the Weinzelt | ©Anette Göttlicher

Multi-talent Stephan Kuffler as photographer

Those who like to celbrate in the Weinzelt can find him there with his Leica: Stephan Kuffler, the host of the Oktoberfest tent, is always taking pictures. But not only Oktoberfest motifs. Now he has published his first photo book.
Oktoberfest poster 2020 | ©Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft

Oktoberfest poster 2020: This is what it looks like

The new Oktoberfest poster is here! This morning the Oktoberfest poster 2020 was presented to the public. The winning design by Ulrich PETER from Kaufbeuren prevailed over 206 other designs in the Oktoberfest poster competition. The Department of Labor and Economy (RAW) had announced the competition for the fourth time online on the official city portal muenchen.de. All information about the designer and his poster motif...

Oktoberfest poster competition: The final phase has begun

After the voting is before the decision: In the official Oktoberfest poster competition, 30 designs have made it to the final selection following the public voting. Only one can win - and a jury will decide in the coming days which one that is.