He has now revealed when Munich's Lord Mayor will announce the decision on the Oktoberfest in 2021.
The number of new infections is rising and rising and right now nobody can promise that the Oktoberfest will actually take place again next year. Munich's Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter (62) has now announced to "München TV" when the decision on the Bavarian folk festival will be made: in April next year. It depends on the global pandemic situation. The "Wiesn" can only take place if they allow it.
This year's Oktoberfest was canceled on April 21, 2020. Large events and festivals are officially banned in Bavaria until at least the end of the year. The "hot phase" of planning for the Oktoberfest begins in the spring of the year of the event, when hosts and showmen receive their permits. Munich is currently in the "dark red" area of the Corona traffic light.