Attention! Attention! Did you hear the big news?!
For the first time in three long, boring, arduous years, Oktoberfest is back in Munich, Germany. The people are excited!!!
While a predominant number of the visitors at the Theresienwiese (the festival location) are attendees from the Bavaria region in Germany, the event has hosted millions of people from all over the world each year. All with a common goal to drink refreshing beer, learn new trends in the beer industry, and—most importantly—share happiness with beer-loving folk from around the world. After the long, pandemic-driven hiatus, the number of tourists is expected to at least meet, if not exceed, the 2019 number of 6.3 million people. That’s a lot of beer drinkers in one place!!!
Visitors this year will be excited to learn that the beer tents are set to be open at 9am, one hour earlier than years prior, as well as open 30 minutes later! Lots of time to drink beer, share happiness, and feel free again after the Covid shutdowns. Another remarkable statistic is the 7.3 million liters of beer consumed during the last Oktoberfest in 2019. Indeed, a lot of beer drinkers means a lot of beer being drunk! Numbers, again, are expected to increase during the upcoming celebrations, running September 17-October 3.
Will you be visiting? We hope to see you there!