The weather was consistently beautiful, delighting over 7.2 million visitors. It was a casual, airy, and relaxed Wies’n.
Even on the way there, the good mood was infectious. Many smiling faces, beautiful Dirndls, crisp Lederhosen, and a positive,
exuberant atmosphere. People come from all over the world, whether from Portugal, Italy, Spain, the USA, and even as far as Australia.
And, of course, from Munich and the surrounding area.
On the way to the Wies’n, I met Jochen, a rickshaw driver with a heart. I had just arrived and had quite a bit to carry.
As he approached me, I asked if he could take me to my accommodation. Despite being short by 5 euros, he took me and said,
“Please donate this to a charitable organization.” “Of course, I will,” I promised.
I thought I’d see Jochen again, and a few days later, I did. He was on his way to the Wies’n with his rickshaw. ‘Jochen!’ I called out,
holding the 5 euro note high. ‘I didn’t expect to meet you here again!’ I was very happy and handed him the money.
I told him that I am a freelance journalist with my own online newspaper, offering a PR service. I help promote and increase the visibility
of people. You can find the picture associated with this under the article.
in the Schützenzelt, igniting the atmosphere with the song ‘Leila,’
causing the whole
place to rock. Heino is a legend of German Schlager music, active as a singer since the early 1960s. He has sold over 50 million
records and is considered a Schlager icon with hits like ‘Die lustigen Holzhacker Bub’n,’ ‘Blau blüht der Enzian,’
‘Die schwarze Barbara,’ ‘Polenmädchen,’ ‘Im Rosengarten,’ and many more.
revealed that this time, the Wies’n took place in an XXL format, lasting 18 days. Over 6.5 million liters of beer were consumed,
with a decrease in alcohol consumption, especially among young people. The 188th Oktoberfest ended on October 3rd.
stated, ‘We are very satisfied with how the Oktoberfest went.’ 7.2 million guests attended the Wies’n, and 480,000 guests visited
the ‘Alte Wies’n.’ 15% more food was sold than the previous year. The hits were chicken, followed by hocks. Organic products,
vegetarian dishes, and vegan products saw increasing popularity.
6.5 million liters of beer were consumed, non-alcoholic drinks increased by 50%, and water consumption increased by 50%.
The water fountains were well received by Wies’n guests, with some tents running out of water on certain days.
The majority of guests were from Munich and the surrounding area, with international guests from the US, France, Italy, and Australia.
The Wies’n is a great ambassador of joy of life. There were 80,000 – 100,000 hits on the Wies’n table sales portal, preventing
the black market and illegal sales of Wies’n tables. 115,600 stolen beer mugs were retrieved and returned to the festival grounds.
‘We are satisfied at the Wies’n,’ says Clemens Baumgärtner. ‘Even the showmen are happy this year.’ ‘The tents were not locked,
reducing pressure, and the guests are more relaxed.
The hit was the chicken hat – it was sold out at some stands on the penultimate day. Also, the pins and fridge magnets are popular
and affordable mementos of the Wies’n. There wasn’t a specific Wiesn hit in 2023, but the 80s classic ‘Sarà perché ti amo’ was
The Wies’n is a masterpiece and a showcase for the city and authorities. Communication and collaboration worked seamlessly.
Lost and found:
A few red high heels and traditional Bavarian shoes were found, along with an engagement/wedding set, countless phones, and IDs.
Surprisingly, there were fewer umbrellas this year.