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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!

"Koa Wiesn" mug 2021: revenues go to Munich artists and musicians

(September 6th, 2021) 1000 “Koa-Wiesn“ mugs were sold - the revenues will support the musicians and artists who suffered from the second Oktoberfest cancellation in 2021. City councilor and musician Roland Hefter had the idea, caricaturist Dieter Hanitzsch created the drawing. What Wiesn musicians and Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner said at the check presentation and what the prospects are for 2022.

Oktoberfest mug at half price at the day of the tourist info

The Tourist-Info at Marienplatz will present itself with a special offer day on November 20, 2021. For Wiesn fans, there is the Oktoberfest mug and the Wiesn poster at half price. What other discounts and offers are waiting for you.

Oktoberfest hosts start the WirtshausWiesn 2021

No Wiesn again - but since the Oktoberfest is not a place or a date, but a feeling, there will be a second WirtshausWiesn in 2021, organized by Munich's city center innkeepers and Wiesnwirte. From September 18 to October 3, 2021, Munich's restaurants will be serving Wiesn beer, chicken and cozy Bavarian live music. You can find all the information here.

From tapping to the finale: Memories from Oktoberfest 2019

The 2019 Oktoberfest would not have been more beautiful - even if we knew there would be no Wiesn in 2020 and 2021. Our author is a real Oktoberfest kid from Munich. She remembers 16 beautiful, long, funny and emotional days - with a little sadness but lots of Oktoberfest love and the hope of seeing you again at the Wiesn 2022! Some pictures and videos from 2019.
 | ©Sebastian Lehner

Virtual live tours of the Oktoberfest

The new virtual live tours of the Oktoberfest offered by München Tourismus promise an (almost) genuine Oktoberfest experience. On eight dates during the Oktoberfest season, officially trained guides from the City of Munich will lead online tours of the Theresienwiese. On each tour, an Oktoberfest expert is a live guest who answers questions on the respective special topic: from the showman to the Oktoberfest innkeeper, from the bandmaster to the Oktoberfest chief. Insider information guaranteed!

This is what the official Oktoberfest mug looks like in 2021

(August 31, 2021) Although the world's largest folk festival cannot take place in 2021, you can still buy the official Oktoberfest mug of the city of Munich. This way, the longing for the Oktoberfest in 2022 will probably be less. You can read all information here:

Unser Herz für die Wiesn: An emotional moment

A message with a lot of heart: Under the motto #UnserHerzFürDieWiesn brewers, Oktoberfest hosts, showmen and representatives of the city came together on September 19 to greet all friends of the Oktoberfest.
Scheckübergabe der Wiesnstiftung | ©Münchner Presseamt/Michael Nagy

Cheque presentation of the Wiesn Foundation

Although the Oktoberfest cannot take place in 2021, the Wiesnwirte are once again helping Munich's charitable organisations: With 61,665.70 euros, the Munich Wiesn Foundation is supporting eight social organisations this year.