The risks are too high: why Oktoberfest 2020 had to be cancelled
In a joint declaration, Bavaria's Minister-President Markus Söder and Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter decided: The risk for the people is too high to let the Wiesn 2020 take place. "It is about the biggest and most beautiful festival in the world", said Söder at the press conference in the Bavarian State Chancellery, but: "We are living in different times. And living with Corona means living carefully. The greatest sensitivity applies to celebrations."
The Oktoberfest lives from the atmosphere in the full tents, from many people celebrating together - but one has to take care of the Bavarian population and of course of the visitors from all over the world. In all likelihood, 2021 will see a particularly beautiful and intensive celebration together again: at the Oktoberfest from 18 September 2021.