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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 poster competition: The final phase has begun

After the voting is before the decision: In the official Oktoberfest poster competition, 30 designs have made it to the final selection following the public voting. Only one can win - and a jury will decide in the coming days which one that is.

The Wiesnstiftung donates almost 100,000 euros

The Wiesnwirte show a heart for the people of Munich: Together with the hosts of the tents and the Munich breweries, Lord Mayor Reiter hands over 18 cheques of the Munich Wiesnstiftung to organisations that look after children and young people, but also the elderly, the sick and their relatives.
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The official Oktoberfest review 2019

The Oktoberfest 2019 comes to an end - and all those responsible can draw a positive conclusion: Although there are no records to celebrate this year, many facts and figures are satisfying. The police and the ambulance station also share their conclusions.

The Oktoberfest poster competition for 2020 has begun

It's an exciting question every year: What will the official Oktoberfest poster look like? The poster competition for the Wiesn 2020 has begun today - anyone can submit designs online, from which the official poster will then be determined in several phases. How the competition works and how you can take part.

Bis wann Ihr Eure Oktoberfest-Biermarken noch einlösen könnt

You got any beer and food stamps left from the Oktoberfest? No problem, after all you can still redeem them in the Munich inns. But you shouldn't wait too long.

This is what happens with the lost and found items after the oktoberfest

The Wiesn 2019 is over! Since the deconstruction work is taking place since monday at the Theresienwiese, the Oktoberfest lost and found office is now closed, too. Until now not all of the lost items could be given back to their owners. We tell you what is now going to happen with them.

The Oktoberfest farewell in 2019

When an Oktoberfest with the title "Qualitätswiesn" and many atmospheric days says goodbye, then it is clear that it will be wistful on the last evening: So beautiful was the traditional Wiesn-Kehraus 2019!

The gun salute on the last sunday

The Wiesn begins directly after the tapping with firecrackers and ends traditionally 16 days later with plentifully roaring: 60 shooters on the steps of the Bavaria begin the farewell of the Oktoberfest 2019. Also present: plenty of Wiesn celebrities and Prince Wolfgang of Bavaria.