Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Security concept for the Oktoberfest

This is what Oktoberfest visitors need to know about security

Safety at the Oktoberfest is of course important for every visitor - so there is also a sophisticated safety concept. The most important questions and answers.

What do Oktoberfest visitors have to consider?

Remember that large bags and rucksacks are forbidden on the Theresienwiese, everything with a size over 3 litres may not be taken along. It is also forbidden to take prams with you every day from 6 p.m. as well as on all three Saturdays and on 3 October all day long. There are also special rules for e-scooters, which you can find here.

How is safety ensured?

To make this clear in advance: There are no specific hazard warnings for the Oktoberfest 2019. The festival grounds are fenced in, the entrances are controlled by folders, and 49 video cameras are distributed across the Theresienwiese. The police are in action with around 600 officers, plus the employees of the security services. The Deutsche Bahn also has a new unit, which will provide additional security, particularly at Hackerbrücke and the main station.

What should I do in an emergency?

On the Theresienwiese you can call the emergency numbers 112 and 110. If there is no service, however, there are 26 emergency call points distributed throughout the festival grounds which function independently of the mobile phone network. There is also a speaker system that covers the entire festival area.