Following yesterday’s shooting in and around the OEZ shopping mall, during which nine people were killed, all major events planned for this weekend in Munich were cancelled this morning, July 23, 2016 abendzeitung-muenchen.de reports.
The cancelled events include the central manifestation in honour of the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot) organised by Bavarian Breweries, the Festival of Bavarian Beer Culture began yesterday in central Munich, and the Oben Ohne festival, which was set to take place today at the city’s Konigsplatz.
Another massive event that has been cancelled following yesterday’s shooting is the huge Midsummer Night’s Dream 2016, a one day event which was set to place at the Olympia Park’s Olympic Stadium and at the Coubertinplatz, also within the Olympic Park. The event would have included 35 minutes of fireworks. It is likely that many more events planned for tonight and tomorrow have also been cancelled. The City of Munich’s official site at muenchen.de, advices to get in contact with the organisers for details on the respective event.
Yesterday, July 22, 2016 a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall (Olympia-Einkaufszentrum, OEZ). Ten people, including the gunman, were killed and 21 were injured. The shooting took began at a McDonald's restaurant near the shopping mall. Officials identified the lone gunman as an 18-year-old German of Iranian descent who later committed suicide.