Germany’s Oktoberfest cancelled again over Covid

Bavaria has announced that the iconic Oktoberfest beer festival, which typically draws around six million visitors annually from late September to October, will be cancelled for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic. – EPA pic, May 3, 2021.

GERMANY’S iconic Oktoberfest beer festival has been cancelled for the second year running due to the pandemic, Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said today.

Holding big public events in Bavaria, including the annual Oktoberfest in the regional capital Munich, will not be feasible this year, Soeder said after a meeting with city mayor Dieter Reiter.

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