At the Munich Oktoberfest, the largest public festival in the world, things were relatively relaxed and peaceful this year. There were fewer crimes – and even fewer! Beer mugs were emptied than before.
The Oktoberfest, just past, attracts the attention of people all over the world. However, what people see is not as grand as they think. The 186th Oktoberfest has come to an end: since 21st September, around 6,3 million visitors flocked to the Theresienwiese in the Bavarian capital Munich, according to the festival management’s estimate. That’s about as many as last year.
Records were not set up in 2019 anyway. Even the breweries lost some sales: 7.3 million liters of beer – a pitcher contains (officially) 1.0 liter – runny thirsty, 200,000 less than last year.
As you know, people will drink a lot of beer at the festival to celebrate these activities. So must have people think where comes from the beer we drink? In fact, the Oktoberfest can only supply beer that meets the “Reinheitsgebot” and is brewed in the urban area of Munich. and they can be called to the Oktoberfest beer.
The Oktoberfest beer actually is a registered trademark by the Club of Munich Brewers. This Club was made up of six breweries. They are Augustiner-Bräu, Hacker-Pschorr-Bräu, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spatenbräu, Staatliches Hofbräu-München.
The Oktoberfest will hold once a year and begins in the middle of September to the start of October, the time is up to the three weeks. This year, the Oktoberfest starts in 21th, September, and end of 6th, Octoberfest. The Festival has been more than four million people attended each year at least. The large scale of festivals sometimes has been a bad side, for example, public security. A chaotic crowd can easily lead to the breeding of crime. In Germany, the government needs to spend many polices to maintain this holiday security.
The police reported a slight decline in the number of crimes at the Oktoberfest, namely 914 (minus one percent).
Nevertheless, the officials had to move out much more often.
This shows that the visitors in potential conflict situations early alerted the police, said a Munich police spokesman.
Public transportation and toilets, and even power also affected. In order to guarantee this festival can successfully go on. The nearby the Oktoberfest has lots of Power station to supply electricity, At the end of the afternoon, many people will choose to go back by train. This caused a crowd and at the train station. The staff also guides passengers to avoid peak rides and encourages everyone to go to the main train station where they can switch to more vehicles. They congratulate choose to drive or take the bus to the destination.
Toilet use is also a problem for festival-goers, They have to wait in a long line in front of the toilet. Although there will be so much trouble, the people who come to the exhibition every year are still in a constant stream.