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19 Aug 2018 | 02:42 AM UTC

Germany: Heightened security in Munich for Oktoberfest Sep. 22-Oct. 7

Heightened security measures implemented for Munich Oktoberfest September 22 through October 7

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Event

The annual Oktoberfest will be held in Munich from Saturday, September 22, through Sunday, September 7. Authorities have announced they will implement heightened security measures, including additional police surveillance, in the area for the duration of the event. Crowded conditions and transportation disruptions are expected in Munich during the festival.

Context

Oktoberfest, held annually in September-October, is one of the largest beer festivals in the world. In 2017, an estimated 7.2 million people attended the festival.

Advice

Individuals traveling to Munich during the festival are advised to remain vigilant and to be prepared for crowded conditions at the airport and hotels, as well as other associated disruptions.

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