Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Learn Oktoberfest secrets on virtual guided tours (only in German)

Virtual Wiesn tour with Oktoberfest boss Clemens Baumgärtner

No Wiesn 2021, but there's still a Wiesn feeling: You can book exclusive virtual live tours with expert Wiesn guides and high-profile guests of honour who will tell Wiesn stories, let you look behind the scenes and answer your questions. A special treat: On September 25th, Oktoberfest boss Clemens Baumgärtner will be a virtual live guest!

How do the online tours of the Wiesn work and who is on them?

At the beginning of each tour, which takes place via Zoom Meeting, the guest guides Grit Ranft and Birgit Stempfle, who are experts on the Oktoberfest, provide a glimpse behind the scenes of the world's largest folk festival. A very special guest is then connected live to the respective topic, talks about himself and his job - and answers questions. What's it all about? Of course, it's about the construction and planning of the Oktoberfest, the carnies and the Oktoberfest innkeepers, the music of the Oktoberfest bands and the traditional costume parade.

Who is involved? Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner is an expert, the innkeepers Peter Inselkammer and Christian Schottenhamel answer questions, the junior boss of the Ferris wheel Sebastian Willenborg, Manfred "Schichtl" Schauer and other guests.

Oktoberfest tour with Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner on September 25th

What is a day in the life of the Wiesn boss like? The best thing is to ask him yourself! On September 25th, Clemens Baumgärtner awaits you for a virtual Wiesn tour. In his role, the head of the Department of Labour and Economic Affairs is also mainly responsible for the Oktoberfest and can therefore give you exciting insights into the planning and organisation of the world's largest festival.

Because in normal years, this doesn't just start with the set-up on the Theresienwiese in the summer, but much earlier. When does the preparation for the coming Wiesn begin? How many people does it take to make the Oktoberfest an experience for young and old, for locals and tourists? And what does the Wiesn mean economically for the city of Munich? Baumgärtner can explain all this during the virtual tour of the Theresienwiese.

But Baumgärtner not only appreciates the Oktoberfest as a boss, he also likes to enjoy a crispy Steckerlfisch and a freshly tapped Maß on the Theresienwiese himself. That's why tradition plays an important role for him and he makes a point of ensuring that the Wiesn is not perceived as a mere "beer festival" but as an event with centuries of history whose customs must be preserved.

So exciting insights for all Oktoberfest fans - and certainly a few nice anecdotes from the Wiesn boss himself. Of course, questions are allowed, so sign up and be sure to click through!

You have the chance to be there live: It starts on 25.9 at 11 a.m. - here you'll find all the information and you can book the virtual tour (in German)!

Dates and topics: The program of the virtual Wiesn tours

Sunday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
"Munich customs at the Trachten- und Schützenzug". Virtual Oktoberfest tour with Manfred Newrzella, Managing Director Festring München e.V.

Wednesday, 22.09., 19.00 - 20.15 hrs.
"Get in, take a ride!" Virtual Oktoberfest tour with Sebastian Willenborg, junior manager of the Wiesn Giant Wheel.

Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
"The Wiesnchef". Virtual Wiesn-Frühschoppen with Clemens Baumgärtner, speaker for labor and economy

Sunday, Sept. 26, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
"This is where the music plays!" Virtual musical morning pint with Oktoberfest bandmaster Andreas Stauber

Wednesday, 29.09., 19.00 - 20.15 hrs.
"Auf geht's beim Schichtl". Virtual Oktoberfest tour with showman Manfred Schauer

Sunday, 03.10., 19.00 - 20.15 hrs.
"Zapfenstreich". Virtual Oktoberfest tour with Peter Inselkammer, spokesman for the Munich Oktoberfest hosts.

Go on a Oktoberfest tour with us: Book the virtual live tours here!

With the limited number of participants (30), exclusive ambience is guaranteed and Wiesn fans will get their money's worth. The 75-minute virtual tour costs 15 euros for a terminal to share with family and friends.

Information and booking at www.einfach-muenchen.de/virtuelle-oktoberfestfuehrung