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.
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!
I wrote previously about the voting for the oktoberfest poster. Well the winner has been chosen. I like the new poster. Its clean, simple lines are easy on the eye – and its not overly busy. It also got my vote in the first round.
Now the countdown starts – 216 days until O’zapft is!
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.