The annual celebration of beer has been in hiatus for two years because of the Covid pandemic.
Munich’s Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause
Germany’s annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this year, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday.
“The Wiesn will take place,” Clemens Baumgaertner told reporters in Munich using the locals’ Bavarian colloquialism for the Oktoberfest which is referring to the big lawn, or Wiese, where the boozy celebrations are taking place.
He said said the popular beer festival in the Bavarian capital will be held without any pandemic restrictions from September 17 to October 3 — Germany’s national day.
“It will take place like we know it from 2019, and not in any other way,” Baumgaertner added.