Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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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!
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Old showman meeting 2022

Great joy at the reunion after a two-year break! On September 21, former showmen and women met in the Marstall festival tent for the traditional regulars' table. Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner listened to their memories.

Winning ceremony of the sausage testing commission

This year, the Oktoberfest sausage testing committee awarded first place to the bratwurst produced by Metzgerei Ott from Wiesmühl. Second place this year is shared by the Vinzenzmurr and Franz Kaupp GmbH butchers from Munich.

The official Oktoberfest Information

The Oktoberfest is not only the most beautiful folk festival in the world, but also one of the strongest brands. In 2022, it got a new logo - and an official stand with information and souvenirs. Of course, it's right at the main entrance to the Wiesn, decorated in the new Oktoberfest design.

This is new at Oktoberfest 2022

Three new tents, a children's carousel with a view, the official Oktoberfest information booth at the main entrance and a collection of tapping mallets in the Schottenhamel festival hall - you can look forward to these and other innovations after three years of Wiesn break. Mayor Dieter Reiter and Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner presented the innovations on a tour - and tried them out for themselves.

It was a wonderful first day of Oktoberfest!

We had to wait 1077 long days until it was time to say: O'zapft is! But it was worth it: The opening weekend was a complete success. As early as nine o'clock on Saturday morning, the Wiesn fans streamed onto the Festwiese in good spirits, shortly followed by the Wiesn innkeepers with their magnificent carriages. OB Reiter tapped the keg with three strokes, the rides were well attended despite the changeable weather, and the sun came out again for the evening Wiesn stroll. Then on Sunday: the traditional traditional costume and marksmen parade through the city center to the Theresienwiese. Here are the highlights of the first weekend.

New logo for the Oktoberfest

The Munich Oktoberfest will be appearing with a consistent design in the future. We show you what the new logo looks like, the ideas behind the motif with the letter "O" and why a consistent branding for the Oktoberfest is so important.

Die Oide Wiesn 2022

The nostalgic "Oide Wiesn" with tents, historic rides and booths will be back at the Oktoberfest in 2022. The folk singer's tent Schützenlisl® is a new addition. What else is on offer from September 17 to October 3 on the festival grounds in the southern part of the Theresenwiese.

Setup works on the Theresienwiese for the Oktoberfest 2022

In 2022, the building of the Oktoberfest tents began earlier than usual, the scaffolding of the tents was already in place at the beginning of July. While the festival tents are already being decorated, the rides have arrived on the Theresienwiese as well. We take you on a walk across Theresienwiese: In our picture galleries you can see the tents from the outside and inside, experience unusual views and details. The Wiesnwirte also paid us a visit. Come along and click through the photos!