Tuesday, October 04, 2016

More sex attacks, fewer visitors: German Oktoberfest sees lowest number of visitors in 15 years

    The world’s most famed beer fest experienced its lowest turnout since the September 11th 2001 attacks, but at the same time had an increase in sex crimes reported.

    About 5.6 million people visited Munich’s Oktoberfest - also known as Wiesn - which ended on Monday. This was a drop of 300,000 compared to the previous year and the lowest number of visitors since the September 11th 2001 attacks in the US. That year, 5.5 million people visited the beer fest.

    Last year’s Oktoberfest also saw a decline in visitors, with a drop of 400,000 people from 2014 to 5.9 million.

    Munich heightened security measures this year amid ongoing terror concerns throughout Europe and in the wake of recent violent attacks in southern Germany .... https://www.thelocal.de