The largest folk festival in the world takes place - as planned - from September 18 to October 3, 2021 on the Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany. How to get there and much more information about the fifth and most beautiful Munich season - all important information at a glance!
The traditional Oktoberfest tapping is scheduled for Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 12 noon. At the moment, preparations for the 187th Wiesn are underway - whether the Oktoberfest, beginning with the traditional "O'zapft is!" can actually take place depends on the further development of the Corona pandemic. Sunday, October 3, German Unity Day (public holiday), is scheduled as the last Wiesn day in 2021. Following the Corona-related cancellation of Oktoberfest 2020, preparations for Oktoberfest 2021 are currently underway as planned in the Department of Labor and Economic Affairs.
The decision as to whether the Wiesn can take place this year or has to be cancelled for a second time in a row has not yet been made
Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter says: "The decision as to whether the Wiesn can take place this year or has to be cancelled for a second time in a row has not yet been made. On the subject of large folk festivals, I will shortly be discussing the matter with the Bavarian Minister-President, as it would make sense - as was the case last year - to make the decision uniformly with regard to all large Bavarian folk festivals. The Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival in the world, so of course it is also important to take into account the worldwide development of the pandemic."
The Oktoberfest takes place every year on the largest fairground in Munich, the Theresienwiese. It is adorned, or rather overlooked, by the bronze, 18-metre-high Bavaria statue, on which steps you can perfectly enjoy a break from the hustle of the Oktoberfest. The fairground, where also the Spring Festival or the Winter Tollwood take place at other times of the year, is located quite centrally in Munich, slightly southwest of the city centre. For navigation or the online map, we recommend entering "Theresienwiese" or "Bavariaring". However, it is better to take the public transport. The nearest underground stations are "Theresienwiese", "Goetheplatz" and "Schwanthalerhöhe"; the S-Bahn station from which you can walk to Oktoberfest quickest is "Hackerbrücke".