Coronavirus-hit Oktoberfest reopens in Germany after 2 years

Festival to run until Oct. 3 without virus restrictions

2022-09-17 23:38:29


Germany's famed Oktoberfest reopened Saturday after being closed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The biggest traditional festival that draws millions of tourists from all around the world to Munich was last held in 2019 with 6.3 million visitors.

The festival, kicked off by Munich Mayor Didier Reiter, will run until Oct. 3 without virus restrictions.