Congratulations to the people who again selected a most ugly poster for the non-happening of oktoberfest 2021. Again it will be available on glasses and maß to buy and I will get one for the collection – but at the same time its nice not to see this poster across town.
So with the Corona pandemic going on around the world, the question in munich was not “If oktoberfest will be cancelled?” but “When will they cancel oktoberfest?”
So on Tuesday 21.04.2020 the decision was announced. No oktoberfest in 2020. Of course the oktoberfest has been cancelled before – during World War 2 and Cholera outbreaks. Oktoberfest.de has a good historical overview of the various non events.
Of course it’s a big hit on the economy of Munich and the business & people who live from in the income it brings but I hope they are all supported from the city and state to come back in 2021.
Another view point – maybe it was a lucky escape as the poster chosen for 2020 was damn ugly!
usual procedure as every year. the good people of munich narrow the poster selection down to a top 30, and then some learned “judges” decide a winner to go on the posters, maß, tshirts – actually everything! tbh its not a bad design competition to win
Its pretty abstract and would make some nice modern gift wrap – but not sure its poster material for the wiesn.
while I’ve been busy on a big project at work – the managed to announce the oktoberfest poster for 2018
Nice poster highlighting the blue skies bavaria is known for – but I gotta say I prefer third place.
Last week – before I could present my latest project update at work I got presented with my golden pointee for 15 years of service at the company.
I never really I thought I would be in a company that long – but the work, the challenges and the fun have kept me going. 15 sits pretty well alongside 10 & 5 right?
if you have visited chez phil since I moved in – the terrace has been nothing I concentrated on. this was the year to get this sorted. New sichtschutz, chairs, lights & plants! (the fresh herbs were great with breakfast this morning)
Its now a great place to unwind after work and people are taking bets if the plants will survive.
As much as I am waiting for crossrail to open in London – work has started on building the second tunnel through munich for the sbahn. Known locally as the zweite stammstrecke the new line should be ready by 2026. I really hope munich generates some fantastic new architecture around this line and not just grey boxes!
For those with BBC Iplayer access take a look at their insite into crossrail : The fifteen billion pound railway
each year the oktoberfest poster is announced and people (including me) criticise the choice of the “experts”. this year the muenchen town council have decided to allow the general public (i.e me and you) to help with the deselection process.
people can vote on their website and it will help take the choice down from 49 posters to the top 30. a jury of experts will then make the final choice. using the general public to narrow down from 49 to 30 is really not that much of an influence on the outcome – but I guess its a start.
the final winner is announced on feb 1st.