Shortly before the end of his first Oktoberfest as boss, Clemens Baumgärtner takes stock: "It was a very nice Wiesn. Our motto was 'loved and lived', and that's the best way to describe it. Whether it was sunny and warm or rainy and cool, it was a peaceful Wiesn with a relaxed audience that accepted our offers very well. The Wiesn was rediscovered as a complete work of art. The interplay between Oide Wiesn and Wiesn was excellent".
Baumgärtner continues. "More and more people go out of the tents into the fairground streets, the offers there are very well received. We have had generations there, from toddlers to grandma and grandpa all were represented. We don't want record meadows. We don't need visitor records. We want a quality meadow and we had it this year. If we want to take stock: The festival management as well as showmen, innkeepers and market grocers are very satisfied with this Wiesn".