Decision to cancel the Oktoberfest was made in May
Actually, the 187th Oktoberfest should have taken place from 18.09. to 3.10.2021 on the Theresienwiese in Munich. But for the second time in a row, the Corona pandemic ensures that unfortunately nothing will come of it. Minister President Dr. Markus Söder said today at the press conference in Munich that the unanimous decision was made to recommend that the major folk festivals in Bavaria not take place - including the Oktoberfest.
Söder gave three reasons for the cancellation of the Wiesn 2021: "First: The situation is too uncertain. We have an economic obligation here - a later cancellation of the Oktoberfest would be an economic loss." The second reason he cited was the potential damage to the Oktoberfest brand, a globally renowned calling card for Munich and Bavaria. Third, Söder said, an Oktoberfest with requirements such as mandatory masks and distances in the large tents would not be feasible and could lead to "chaotic conditions."