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Week of Mourning in Munich: More Events Cancelled

By  Monday, 25.7.2016, 21:11    News

Following the shooting at the OEZ shopping mall on Friday, July 22, 2016 a host of events in Munich and in other parts of Bavaria have been postponed or cancelled, the Bavarian capitals official website at muenchen.de reports today, July 25, 2016. The concerts at the Tollwood Festival are probably only being postponed, while the Midsummer Night’s Dream 2016, a one day event which takes place at the Olympia Park’s Olympic Stadium with huge fireworks and was set for Saturday 23, has been cancelled. The same goes for the Bavarian Beer Culture Festival which has been organised to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Bavarian Beer Purity Law and was set to last from the Friday of the shooting to Sunday. The TSV 1860 Munich postponed their fan party to Sunday, July 31.

Since the City of Munich announced a week of mourning in Munich, many smaller events have been postponed, shortened or cancelled. The Theatron Festival at the Olympiapark was set to begin on Thursday, July 28, but is now set to begin on Monday, August 1. All concerts which were set for the time between July 28-31 have been cancelled.

On Friday, July 22, 2016 a shooting occurred in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall. Ten people, including the gunman, were killed and 35 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 from Munich who later committed suicide.

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Heinrich Mann

It was love at first sight for Heinrich when he came to his first Oktoberfest in 2006, an event he has not missed since. A keen beer lover, Heinrich is also a current affairs addict, and aims to bring the very latest beat of the city to his readers. 

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