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Former US President opens Bits & Pretzels Festival on September 29th

Is Barack Obama coming to the Oktoberfest this year?

Important visitor in Munich: Barack Obama will appear as opening speaker at the Start-Up-Festival Bits & Pretzels in Munich during the Oktoberfest on 9-29–2019. It is possible that the former US president will also visit the Oktoberfest, as he announced years ago…

Obama just in time for the Oktoberfest

Barack Obama will hold the opening speech of Bits & Pretzels on 29th of September about his years as president. The Start-Up Festival, which takes place during the Wiesn period, traditionally moves the last day of the discussions to the Oktoberfest tents. So there will be the "Oktoberfest Networking-Event" again in 2019, which will take place this year on the 1st of October in the Schottenhamel tent. And maybe you will see the former US president in traditional fashion at the biggest folk festival in the world.

Last year Clinton - this year Obama?

Last year another former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, was in the best of spirits and visited the Käfer tent in traditional costume. His wife, the former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, was there too.

Barack Obama had already announced his planned visit to the Wiesn in 2016: "I've never been to the Oktoberfest in Germany before, which means I have to come back again. It's probably more fun when I'm no longer president". Maybe it’s time this year…

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