There was a crowd of enthusiasts participating in the beer festival. Many attended the beer festival wearing Germany’s traditional Bavarian attire. It is the oldest and most popular beer festival in the world. It started about 200 years ago.
Germany’s traditional beer festival has begun. The ancient festival was closed for two consecutive years due to the coronavirus infection. Which is known to the locals as Oktoberfest. On Saturday morning, Munich Mayor Didier Reiter kicked off the beer festival with a hammer. The event started this year with the insertion of a tap into the first keg. Ritter offered the first glass of beer to Marcus Soder, the head of his regional government.
There was a crowd of enthusiasts participating in the beer festival. Many attended the beer festival wearing Germany’s traditional Bavarian attire. It is the oldest and most popular beer festival in the world. It started about 200 years ago. So far, the beer festival has been canceled 26 times. The festival was canceled during the First and Second World Wars. However, it was canceled due to the cholera epidemic. It wasn’t two years since the beer festival for Corona.
The whole world has an eye on The Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Visitors and tourists come from many countries of the world. It’s also Germany’s tourist season.
Germany’s cult status symbol is beer. The German government expects to earn about $1.2 billion from Oktoberfest. However, Germany’s beer industry is in crisis for some reason this year. One of them is the economic crisis. Germany’s brewers’ federation DBB called for beer supplies to remain normal on Friday. Because at the moment, the price of fuel in Germany is skyrocketing, disrupting the supply of essential commodities. Which has had an impact on the audience of Oktoberfest. Because the price of one liter of beer mog is 12.60 to 13.80 euros. Which is about 15 percent more than in 2019. The beer festival will continue till October 3.
The last time The Oktoberfest was held in 2019 was when 60 lakh people turned up. The 187th festival is being held without Covid precautions. There is no need for masks and safe physical distancing. On Saturday, local newspapers also warned of a spike in Covid-19 cases. But the audience is not aware of it.