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!

That's what's going on in the Armbrustschützenzelt

Schuhplattler, Goasslschnalzer, crossbow shooter and Schafkopf: tradition is more than a word in the Armbrustschützenzelt. In the second Wiesn week the Inselkammer family offers a colorful programme to watch and take part in.
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"Rund um die Wiesn live" - this was the premiere

It was a successful premiere: for the first time, oktoberfest.de broadcast a talk show live from the Oktoberfest on its Facebook channel - directly from the Ferris wheel. Moderator Liesl Weapon welcomed among others the "Mama Bavaria" Luise Kinseher, Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner, the speakers Christian Schottenhamel and Otto Lindinger as well as model Sarah Brandner.

Usain Bolt at the Oktoberfest 2019

Usain Bolt is a friend of Munich and especially of the Oktoberfest, as we now know - during his career he was treated by sports physician Hans-Wilhelm Müller-Wohlfahrt and used these visits again and again for detours into the city's day and night life. Also in 2019 he is on the Wiesn again and visits the Käfer tent.

"Rund um die Wiesn" live on Facebook

The Jubliarians | ©Sebastian Liebrandt

Oktoberfest jubilees are honored

In the cosy Oktoberfest Café Schiebl on Tuesday, 1 October, eight Wiesn anniversaries were awarded, from Manfred Schauer alias "Schichtl" to the ancestor of the Wiesn inventor Dall'Armi. Together they can look back on an impressive 475 Oktoberfest years.
Oktoberfest visitors at Munich Airport | ©Flughafen München GmbH

New passenger record at Munich Airport thanks to Oktoberfest

There's always a lot going on at Munich Airport anyway - but during the Oktoberfest the crowd is particularly large. On Friday, September 29th, Munich Airport set a new record: more passengers than ever before came on a single day.

Tolerance, respect and diversity at the Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest is a place where all people celebrate together and peacefully. This is shown in particular by the two rainbow flags that fly at the entrance to the Oktoberfest on Wednesdays: As a sign of tolerance, respect and diversity.
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First results of the "Safe Oktoberfest for Girls and Women" campaign

Women use the "Safe Oktoberfest for Girls and Women" campaign more often than in the previous year. According to the organisers, however, this has nothing to do with a general increase in violence at the Oktoberfest, but with the greater awareness of the campaign.