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T.Paul Sep 13th, 2001 12:59 AM

So does this mean absolutely no Oktoberfest for the 20th-25th date?!?!?
 
I am going to Munich around then for the Fest. Once in a lifetime trip....cancelled!!

Paige Sep 13th, 2001 01:25 AM

As far as I know, no decision has been made yet to cancel or keep it as scheduled. Pretty sad, eh?

Miriam Sep 13th, 2001 01:32 AM

T., <BR> <BR>since the Munich`s mayor Christian Uhde received strong reactions from all over the world (especially from the States) to NOT cancel the Fest the decision is postponed till the beginning of next week. I think they`re watching how the situation in the States developes. <BR> <BR>Miriam

aimee Sep 13th, 2001 12:36 PM

Do you know exactly which day the call will be made?

Miriam Sep 13th, 2001 01:55 PM

Hello Aimee, <BR> <BR>sorry, no date or time has been published. First they said tomorrow, later they said that the decision will definetely be announced on Monday. I understand that they`re struggeling with that, because who knows what`ll happen in the next days? I`ll keep you posted... <BR> <BR>Miriam

xxx Sep 13th, 2001 02:52 PM

At least you have a lifetime, T.Paul. Maybe you can express yourself with a shred of sensitivity.

why Sep 13th, 2001 07:37 PM

To xxx: there's no need to get huffy with T.Paul. I, for one, refuse to sit around and feel captive in my own home/city. This is a travel forum...we talk about....you guessed it....travel here!

Traveler Sep 13th, 2001 07:56 PM

The Munich Tourism site says that a decision will be made tomorrow(friday). It would be suprising if they do cancel it. But if they do, I would understand not wanting to have it for many reasons after this tragedy. My wife and I are going to try to get on our "scheduled" flight tomorrow for germany. It has not been canceled as of yet per the airline. I think that if you have plans/reservations to go somewhere and you can, by all means go. <BR>This is not to downplay anything at all, but we all can't stay glued to CNN(which has been misreporting quite a bit) and do exactly what the terrorists want. Live in fear, and stay at home. Until the government says we are at war and shouldn't leave the country, the world stays small for everyone to travel in. God Bless America!

Alec Sep 14th, 2001 06:28 AM

According to the official tourist website http://www.muenchen-tourist.de/index.html, the Munich city council has decided at their special meeting on Friday morning NOT to cancel this year's Oktoberfest, but to go ahead with it with some limitations and alterations. Emphasis will be on friendship rather than on merry-making, and efforts will be made to respect the sensibilities of the American people at this tragic time and in particular the families of those directly affected. They propose that there will be no opening procession through the city, nor fireworks, and the costume procession will be sombre in tone, as all other activities at the festival site. <BR>This is a gist of a rather long statement in German. English version isn't as yet available.

Miriam Sep 14th, 2001 07:51 AM

Hello <BR> <BR>Alec is correct. You will find the complete information at: <BR>http://www.oktoberfest.de/de/neuigkeiten/...Sorry, till this evening only in German. I just saw Christian Uhde, Munich`s mayor on TV and he stated that the Fest will take place in the way Alec discribed, but that he will immediately cancel or stop it if the political situation is getting worse. <BR>For those of you are going, enjoy yourselves and still think about the victims and families in the U.S. <BR> <BR>Miriam

ingrid Sep 14th, 2001 01:21 PM

According to the tourist site, one important factor in the decision was how other US cities have reacted: Amusement parks in the US are open again and the Oktoberfest in Cincinnatti opens today.


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