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!
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Virtual live tour of the Oktoberfest with Sebastian Willenborg

No Wiesn 2021, but there's still a Wiesn feeling: You can book exclusive virtual live tours with expert Wiesn guides and high-profile guests of honour who will tell Wiesn stories, let you look behind the scenes and answer your questions. A special treat: On September 25th, Oktoberfest boss Clemens Baumgärtner will be a virtual live guest!

Oktoberfest hosts start the WirtshausWiesn 2021

No Wiesn again - but since the Oktoberfest is not a place or a date, but a feeling, there will be a second WirtshausWiesn in 2021, organized by Munich's city center innkeepers and Wiesnwirte. From September 18 to October 3, 2021, Munich's restaurants will be serving Wiesn beer, chicken and cozy Bavarian live music. You can find all the information here.

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 and 2021. 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 2022! Some pictures and videos from 2019.
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Virtual live tours of the Oktoberfest

The new virtual live tours of the Oktoberfest offered by München Tourismus promise an (almost) genuine Oktoberfest experience. On eight dates during the Oktoberfest season, officially trained guides from the City of Munich will lead online tours of the Theresienwiese. On each tour, an Oktoberfest expert is a live guest who answers questions on the respective special topic: from the showman to the Oktoberfest innkeeper, from the bandmaster to the Oktoberfest chief. Insider information guaranteed!
Die Platzl Oktoberfestkapelle im Armbrustschützenzelt | ©Hilmar Jönke

Virtual live tour of the Oktoberfest with Sebastian Willenborg

No Wiesn 2021, but there's still a Wiesn feeling: You can book exclusive virtual live tours with expert Wiesn guides and high-profile guests of honour who will tell Wiesn stories, let you look behind the scenes of the world's biggest festival and answer your questions. Andreas Stauber, 2nd Kapellmeister of the Platzl Oktoberfestkapelle, will bring the music to life on September 26th.

Virtual live tour of the Oktoberfest with Sebastian Willenborg

Even if the Oktoberfest can't take place in 2021, there's something we can do about the longing for the Oktoberfest. Eight top-class Wiesn insiders talk from the inside. You can be part of it: Book a virtual tour with expert Wiesn guides and guests such as the Wiesn boss himself, Wiesn innkeepers and fairground legends. Showman legend Manfred Schauer from Schichtl opens his virtual Varieté for you on 29.9, the tour is in German.

Virtual live tour of the Oktoberfest with Sebastian Willenborg

Even if the Oktoberfest can't take place in 2021, there's something we can do about the longing for the Oktoberfest. Eight top-class Wiesn insiders talk from the inside. You can be part of it: Book a virtual tour with expert Wiesn guides and guests such as the Wiesn boss himself, Wiesn innkeepers and fairground legends. The tour (in German) continues on September 22 with Sebastian Willenborg: "Get in, take a ride!"

This is what the official Oktoberfest mug looks like in 2021

(August 31, 2021) Although the world's largest folk festival cannot take place in 2021, you can still buy the official Oktoberfest mug of the city of Munich. This way, the longing for the Oktoberfest in 2022 will probably be less. You can read all information here:
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