For the second time in a row, Oktoberfest has been canceled this year due to the pandemic. However, the plans for next year are already in full swing.
Munich – Tying up at the Wiesn: So that the Oktoberfest can take place again next year, there are now also discussions about admission wristbands.
“I am absolutely convinced that we will not see an Oktoberfest without restrictions. We are currently thinking about access controls suitable for Oktoberfest, ”said Munich’s Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (SPD) of the“ Bild ”newspaper (Saturday). “We think about ribbons. Which can be obtained by showing proof of vaccination – a different color for each day. Or a ribbon for 16 days. It’s easier to control. We still have to think about how we can deal with spontaneous visitors. “
For the second time in a row, the Oktoberfest was canceled this year due to the corona pandemic. In the more than 200-year history of the festival there were only longer breaks in times of war. Reiter said in June that two years without an Oktoberfest would be enough. He wants a Oktoberfest in 2022. A concept should be drawn up with experts. The world’s largest festival before the pandemic attracted six million visitors from all over the world. dpa