The 183rd Oktoberfest is approaching (to countdown and How to Oktoberfest 2016) and preparations for the world’s biggest and most loved beer festival have begun today, July 7, 2016 as muenchen.de reports. The map above shows which area is closed due to construction works. If you are planning to visit this year’s instalment of the festival, you should begin preparing as well, the video below suggests how.
Over 6 million beer loving visitors are expected at the 183rd instalment of the traditional Bavarian beer festival in 2016. This year the Oktoberfest is set to take place at the Theresienwiese from Saturday, September 17 until Monday, October 3 (German Reunification Day).
Earlier this week, additional safety measures for the festival have been decided upon. It has been decided to employ additional security personnel. The 100 more people in charge of safety and security are going to cost the city additional €2.8 million. There are going to be more controls of handbags and rucksacks at the entrance, but no general ban on them. The city’s official Facebook page and the official Twitter account are going to be used to inform the general public if the festival grounds are overcrowded. It has also been decided that there won’t be any additional fences around the Oktoberfest grounds, as proposed by the CSU.