Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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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!

Oktoberfest for everyone - accessible services

People with disabilities enjoy being guests in Munich at the world's largest public festival. In a new entertaining video you can see what services are available for people with mobility and other disabilities at the Oktoberfest - whether in the beer tents, at the rides or at the gaming booths.

The smell of Oktoberfest: roasted almonds in 2020

The scent and taste of roasted almonds is one of the first memories of the Oktoberfest for Munich people. No visit to the Oktoberfest is complete without the red and white paper bag containing these sweet contents. The good news in the "No Oktoberfest year 2020", soul food is still there! Also there are other Oktoberfest delicacies to warm the stomach and heart. Here is how Mandelhans feels without Oktoberfest - and where to find him.

From tapping to the finale: Memories from Oktoberfest 2019

The 2019 Oktoberfest would not have been more beautiful - even if we knew there would be no Wiesn in 2020. Our author is a real Oktoberfest kid from Munich. She remembers 16 beautiful, long, funny and emotional days - with a little sadness but lots of Oktoberfest love and the hope of seeing you again at the Wiesn 2021! Some pictures and videos from 2019.
Paulaner Nockherberg | ©Anette Göttlicher

The most beautiful beer gardens of Oktoberfest hosts

Your favorite tents are not at the Oktoberfest grounds this year, but you still don't have to miss the Wiesn feeling! Though rather quiet and traditional this year, you'll still get your money's worth in the beer gardens and taverns of the Oktoberfest hosts - amidst social distance, masks, hygiene, live music and lots of fun.

Ferris wheel, Bayern Tower, chain carousel: The rides

Take a spin on the Ferris wheel and admire the city from above, let the wind and the smell of roasted almonds blow around your nose on the chain carousel and scream while on a roller coaster ride: Though all these treats are not possible at the Theresienwiese in 2020, you can still enjoy them at other places in Munich! We know where!
 | ©Verein Münchner Brauereien

Unser Herz für die Wiesn: An emotional moment

A message with a lot of heart: Under the motto #UnserHerzFürDieWiesn brewers, Oktoberfest hosts, showmen and representatives of the city came together on September 19 to greet all friends of the Oktoberfest.
Wiesn-Chef Clemens Baumgärtner | ©Anette Göttlicher

Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner and his longing for the Wiesn

From the tapping to the delicacies to sitting together with people: Clemens Baumgärtner misses his festival. This year he would have had his second Oktoberfest as Wiesn boss. In our video, you can see what he misses most!
WirtshausWiesn 2020 | ©Anette Göttlicher

Oktoberfest hosts start the WirtshausWiesn 2020

What would the Wiesnwirte actually do as there is no Oktoberfest 2020? Alongside the city center landlords, they have come up with something: The WirtshausWiesn (literally means: traditional Bavarian pub's Oktoberfest). From September 19 to October 4, 2020, Munich's restaurants will be serving Oktoberfest beer, chicken and live Bavarian music. With social distancing and security, of course. You can find all information here!