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!

Oktoberfest poster competition 2022 has started

The official poster competition for Oktoberfest 2022 has begun! Anyone can submit his or her designs until November 16. Here you can find more information about the competition and how to participate.

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.

"Koa-Wiesn" mug 2021: revenues will support the Munich musicians

(September 6th, 2021) Creativity for a good cause: In 2021, songwriter and city councilor Roland Hefter and cartoonist Dieter Hanitzsch will also be bringing a second mug in addition to the official mug of the state capital of Munich. What the "Koa Wiesn" mug looks like this year and what it's all about.