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Coronavirus: Will the Oktoberfest 2020 be cancelled?

The effects of the Corona pandemic on the Oktoberfest. This is the official information

In times of the corona pandemic many large and small events are cancelled. Many Oktoberfest fans therefore ask whether the Oktoberfest can take place at all this year. This is what Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner, head of the department for work and economy, says.
Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner. • Photo: Anette Göttlicher

Wiesn 2020: Decision by June at the latest

"The question moves us all, of course. Of course, as the organizer of the Wiesn, together with all our partners, I would like to see that there is no need to cancel. Therefore, we want to monitor the situation until the last possible moment before an irreversible decision is made. That will be in June at the latest," says Baumgärtner. "That is why we are continuing to plan the Wiesn as usual. However, it is still too early for a binding assessment today."

Baumgärtner continues: "Of course the decision will be made with the greatest possible responsibility. In the end, it will largely depend on what the medical experts advise and what health policy and safety regulations will be issued by the federal government and the Free State."