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Oktoberfest News

All the news for the world’s largest folk festival

What’s new at Oktoberfest, what should you definitely not miss and what are Munich locals talking about these days? We’ll keep you in the loop. Always up-to-date!
Thomas Gottschalk at the Marstall | ©imago images / Tinkeres

Thomas Gottschalk: Rockin' all over the Wiesn!

It was a fun first Wiesn evening in the Marstall tent. After the great Oktoberfest start, all guests were in the best mood - there was a surprising highlight at a late hour: Thomas Gottschalk entered the stage and grabbed the microphone himself. Rockin' all over the Wiesn!

Will Felix Neureuther's "Weiterziehn" be this year's Oktoberfest hit?

At first it was just an April fool's joke - now this year's Wiesnhit could be the result! "Weiterziehn" by former sports star Felix Neureuther, hat taken the Oktoberfest beer tents by storm - now he even wants to perform there live.
OB Reiter about tapping | ©Michael Nagy/Presseamt München

Lord Mayor Reiter about tapping and Lederhosen

In 2019 it took Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter - again - only two strokes to the "O'zapft is!" We wanted to know if he was nervous before tapping, how much he practiced and how often he's to be met at the Oktoberfest. Watch our video: Part I of "Wiesn Stories"!

Impressions of the traditional costume parade 2019

When the Oktoberfest tent owners take the beer to the Theresienwiese, the people of Munich know: Oktoberfest season is here again! With festively decorated wagons and brewery carriages, the landlords moved to the festival area on Saturday morning - where Mayor Dieter Reiter then tapped the first barrel.

O'zapft is!

To a peaceful Wiesn! Finally it starts again. The Munich Oktoberfest opened at 12 noon. Dieter Reiter, Lord Mayor of Munich, traditionally tapped the first barrel of Oktoberfest beer in the Schottenhamel-Festhalle. And as always, he did this perfectly well!

The festival area is open: Visitors storm the Theresienwiese

The festival area is finally open for visitors! And of course thousands and thousands of Oktoberfest fans ran onto the Theresienwiese to grab one of the coveted places in the tent.

What’s new at Oktoberfest 2019?

A Virtual Reality adventure track, the chain carousel at 90 metres, the historic wooden bowling alley and even more enjoyment on the Oidn Wiesn: nobody gets bored at the Oktoberfest 2019! Mayor Dieter Reiter and Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner present the highlights - and ride along.

Wiesn 2019: This is the security concept

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.