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Oktoberfest: Dramatic Drop in Visitors
by Egri Nök
An original translation from German news magazine Focus.
Disastrous Stats: This is the bitter balance sheet of ‘Wiesn’ [shortened name of Oktoberfest] 2016
September 7, 2017
The city of Munich has announced the accounting for Oktoberfest 2016 in a statistics publication. Visitors, beer, bratwurst — there was a strong decline just about everywhere.
Only 5.6 million visitors came to the largest Volksfest in the world. A record low of the last 16 years. Affairs were bleak for the Wiesn-Innkeepers, too: only 66,231 hectolitres of beer were drunk in 2016, 15 percent less than in previous years.
Bratwurst sales dropped from more than 500,000 to less than 300,000.
Innkeeper spokesman Toni Roiderer cites the bad weather at the start of the Wiesn, and the fear of terror as reasons for the decrease.