Oktoberfest 2019 ended on Sunday and the results are in: beer consumption reached an epic 7.3 million Liters at the festival.
While slightly lower than the previous year, when 7.5 million Liters were downed, the mostly cloudy and sometimes rainy days resulted in the outside beer gardens not filling up every day. It is still a staggering result however for a 16-day festival.
Of course it’s not just the beer consumption that makes for some fascinating statistics at Munich’s Oktoberfest in 2019.
6.3 Million People attended Oktoberfest 2019
6.3 million visitors attended the Munich beer festival this year – the same number as last year. The all-time attendance record was 7.1 million visitors in 1985.
The Oide Wiesn (the traditional festival grounds) experienced a big increase: over 550,000 people attended the Oide Wiesn, 50,000 more than in the previous year.
According to records from ATM-withdrawals, 55 nations were represented at Oktoberfest 2019 with the top 10 coming from USA, UK, France, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, Sweden and Denmark.
This is Andrea, a Hofbräu-Festzelt waitress who is approx. 150cm tall. She is our new hero.
Other Oktoberfest 2019 Statistics
Some of the more interesting statistics that round up the 2019 Oktoberfest in Munich:
- According to the Munich police: “We have seen a decrease in crime. The decrease in the number of crimes is estimated at 914. We had more controls and a significant decrease in pickpockets. 133 offences were recorded, compared with 174 last year. There was a slight increase in the number of Maßkrugschlägereien (translated: fights with beer glasses) eight more than in the previous year. Unfortunately, we also have a slight increase in sexual offences, from 42 to 45 offences.”
- According to the Munich fire department: The fire department was called out 14 times – 7 more instances than last year. A t-shirt which landed on a light globe had to be extinguished. And a festival visitor who climbed on top of a beer tent had to be removed.
- According to the Munich first aid services: 6392 medical emergencies were recorded, 800 more than last year. Interestingly, a decrease in alcohol poisoning was reported.
Lost & Found at Oktoberfest 2019
The Lost & Found office reported approx. 3,800 items including
- 780 ID cards
- 690 items of clothing
- 660 wallets
- 465 bank cards
- 420 mobile phones
- 300 keys
- 155 glasses
- 130 backpacks & bags
- 115 umbrellas
- 55 pieces of jewelry
- 8 cameras
Perhaps the most unusual items found were a set of dentures, a children’s pram, a deck of cards, a measuring cup, a kitchen sieve, a wedding ring, a trumpet, and 635.60 EURO in cash.