How the Oktoberfest will start in 2022
After a two-year break due to corona (2020, 2021), the Oktoberfest will take place again in 2022. This was announced by Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter at a press conference on April 29, 2022. The traditional Wiesn tapping is planned for Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 12 noon. Then Reiter is to open the world’s largest folk festival again with the traditional “O’zapft is!”. Other traditional events around the Wiesn are also on the program again: the parade of the Wiesnwirte onto the festival grounds, the large procession of traditional costumes and marksmen on the first Sunday of the Oktoberfest, the stand-up concert under the Bavaria or the firecracker shooting.
Where is the Oktoberfest in Munich?
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”.