One last stroll around the Oktoberfest
When the Oktoberfest ends, you can feel a tinge of sadness mixed in with the cheerful party mood at the Munich Theresienwiese. You can feel it when you get ready for your last visit to the Wiesn. At 12 noon, the gunmen end the festival with a bang. At the foot of the Bavaria statue, the winners of the Oktoberfest shooting competition are selected with a collective salute. Shots are fired from all barrels, accompanied in true Bavarian style by a brass band playing the Bavarian anthem. Now locals and tourists have the chance to take one last stroll around the Wiesn. Beer glasses are raised, ride chips cashed in one last time, and the last roast chickens are served. It might seem hard to believe, having experienced this lively Volksfest, but Munich is capable of wistfulness too. The good news is: there is always another Wiesn!