Because of the corona pandemic, there will be no Oktoberfest in Munich in 2022. Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder (53, CSU) said in a press conference: “We have agreed that the risk is too great. Semi-alternatives are useless. ”The Oktoberfest was planned from September 19 to October 4. “Keeping away is simply not possible”, says Söder about the situation at the “Wiesn”.

“Today is a sad day for me,” said Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter (61, SPD) at the joint declaration with Söder. Skipping the highlight of the year is “a bitter pill”. The decision was not made easy.

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