The largest public festival in the world, the Munich Oktoberfest , will not take place this year because of the Corona pandemic. This was announced last week by Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter in a joint press conference with Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder.
1 Answer. Bavaria joined Prussia after the Franco-Prussian War. Prussia had emerged as the state that could defend ” German ” interests by leading the Germans in the defeat of France. That signal was further reinforced when Austria declined to join the Germans (or France for that matter) in the Franco-Prussian War.
Each of the beer halls at Oktoberfest are completely free to enter.
Locals affectionately call Oktoberfest the Wiesn, which essentially translates to the meadow.
The name comes from the history of the Wiesn: The occasion for the first Oktoberfest in 1810 was the wedding of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. On October 12th 1810 the festivities began and they ended on October 17th with a horse race.
How many times has Oktoberfest been canceled? Munich’s Oktoberfest has been canceled just 24 times in the more than two centuries since it was first celebrated after Bavaria’s Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen in 1810.