Another day, another Munich and Oktoberfest tradition to get to know. Every year, Munich based daily newspaper TZ (Tageszeitung) elects the Wiesn-Madl, a kind of Munich’s Miss Oktoberfest. Usually the participating young women are born and raised in Munich and Upper Bavaria, speak the dialect and honour Bavarian traditions. The candidates for Wiesn-Madl 2016 are currently being introduced. We are writing to have a reason the show you the video below, which the newspaper published on Friday, July 8, 2016.
The video shows the Wiesn-Madls 2013, 2014 and 2015 all joint for a photo shooting at one of the Munichers favourite spot at the Isar River. The photo shooting took place for the new catalogue for Daller Tracht, one of the best addresses for traditional Bavarian clothing in Munich. You’ll notice that Katharina (Wiesn-Madl 2015), Stephanie (Wiesn-Madl 2014) and Elisabeth (Wiesn-Madl 2013) all have the bows of the aprons of their dirndls tied on the left side, meaning that they are all single.
Wiesn-Madl candidates are introduced from July 1 until August 3 in the printed and online versions of the newspaper. The readers then vote for the 12 finalists who are invited to the finale which is set to take place at the "Wiesnzelt" tent at the Stiglmaierplatz on September 22. Next to the honour and media exposure, the winner gets a Mercedes Benz GLA 200 (€38,000).
The Oktoberfest 2016 is set to take place from Saturday, September 17 until Monday, October 3 (German Reunification Day) at the Theresienwiese.