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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!

Live from the Oktoberfest police office: Twitter marathon

What does the police experience during the Oktoberfest hustle and bustle? Today the "Wiesnwache" will tweet live for 12 hours under the Hashtag #wiesnwache from the action at the Oktoberfest. Things can get curious and funny there. The Twitter marathon is already something of a cult favorite!

Oktoberfest Ferris Wheel Awarded for Accessibility

One Wiesn for all! This is the motto of the Willenborg family, who runs the Giant Ferris Wheel at the Oktoberfest. On Thursday the traditional exhibitor received the plaque "Bayern barrierefrei" from the Bavarian Minister of State Kerstin Schreyer and Mayor Manuel Pretzl. What the Ferris wheel does when it comes to accessibility...
Oktoberfest mass at the Marstall | ©Anette Göttlicher

The Oktoberfest church service

A moment of pause in the hustle and bustle of the Oktoberfest: hundreds of locals and official guests came together in the Marstall festival tent to celebrate the traditional ecumenical Oktoberfest service together. Before the public mass, three children from showmen and host families were baptized...

Regular guest for 60 years: Wiesn visitor celebrates special anniversary this year

That's what we call loyalty! Günter Werner is a regular guest in the Schottenhamel Festhalle on the Oktoberfest - and has been for an incredible 60 years. According to his own statements, the 76-year-old has not missed a single Oktoberfest day - and probably holds a record.

FC Bayern superstar Philippe Coutinho visits Oktoberfest for the first time

FC Bayern Munich's official visit to the Oktoberfest is yet to come - but that doesn't prevent the soccer stars from visiting the festival on their own. New arrival Philippe Coutinho had his Wiesn-experienced teammates introduce him to Munich customs in the Käfer tent.
Regulars' table of the old exhibitors | ©Leonie Liebich

Regulars' table to pay tribute to the old exhibitors

They are the people who made the Wiesn what it is today: the showmen! To pay tribute to their work, Oktoberfest landlord Siegfried Able invited them to his Marstall tent for the second edition of the old exhibitors' regulars' table. In his speech, Oktoberfest boss Clemens Baumgärtner praised their special merits...
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E-Scooter: Police balance at first Wiesn weekend

Police caught numerous e-scooter drivers on the first Wiesn weekend.
Over 1000 children stroll around the Wiesn on family day | ©Anette Göttlicher

Family day: Oktoberfest fun for 1000 children

The sun is shining as if she knew that the children are coming to the Wiesn today. On the first of two family days, more than 1000 children can have a snack in the small tents - and then, of course, ride the merry-go-round and the Ferris wheel.