The Oktoberfest 2020 was cancelled. The 187th Munich Oktoberfest is planned to begin on September 18th 2021.

A completely new concept brings some rides to the city.

After the cancelation of the Oktoberfest, many showmen saw their businesses in danger. Therefore, the city quickly put a concept together to allow them to set up their rides and stands spread all over the city. The name’s concept is “Sommer in der Stadt” (Summer in the City) and will take place between July 24 and September 6.


Larger rides can be found at the locations: Rio Rapidos, Willenborg’s yellow Ferris wheel, and some smaller rides are located at Coubertinplatz, right in front of the Olympic Stadium.

The are south of the Olympic Park, where the Tollwood festival normally takes place, there are two rides that premiered at the last Oktoberfest, Heidi – the Coaster and Bayerntower, as well as Break Dancer, Freestyle and the Weißbiergarten that you may know from the Frühlingsfest or Oktoberfest.

At Königsplatz, there's a new Ferris wheel, also owned by Willenborg, as well as Pirateninsel and some smaller rides.

Olympic Park




Although the Auer Dults had to be cancelled as well this year, some market booths can still be found at Mariahilfplatz. Additionally, there are some at Orleansplatz, Wittelsbacherplatz and three at Weißenburger Platz.


Beer Gardens

It's announced that some of the regular beer gardens in Munich participate at Sommer in der Stadt as well. However, nothing about that is known yet. Nonetheless, Sommer in der Stadt has some (mostly temporary) beer gardens on its own. The Olympic Park has a beer garden right at the Olympic lake and one next to the Olympic hall in front of the Ferris wheel.

South of the Olympic Park, you'll find the Münchner Weißbiergarten, which you may already know from the Oktoberfest or the Frühlingsfest, and a wine garden.

At Orleansplatz there's a nice beer garden between trees and some food booths. Wittelsbacherplatz also features a small beer garden.

Unfortunately, the beer garden at Königsplatz is fully covered which makes it hard to appreciate its great location.

At Mariahilplafz you'll find a beer garden run by Fischer-Vroni just as you're used to from the regular Auer Dult.

Traditional elements and other things that are missing

At the moment, there are no traditional elements to Sommer in der Stadt. The Festring, the organizer of the Trachten- und Schützenzug and parts of the Oide Wiesn, announced to announce a traditional program but hasn't done that yet.

Additionally, the locations Schneckenplatz, Werksviertel, and Friedensengel aren't used yet.