Oktoberfest 2022 Beer Consumption Tops 5.6 Million Liters
Oktoberfest 2022 ended on Monday 3rd October and the results are in: beer consumption reached a huge 5.6 million Liters at the festival.
While it’s less than the previous festival in 2019 (7.3 million Liters), the unusually cold and mostly rainy days resulted in the outside beer gardens rarely filling up during the 187th Oktoberfest. It is still a staggering (pun intended) result after a 2-year hiatus.
Of course it’s not just beer consumption that makes for some fascinating statistics of the 2022 Oktoberfest in Munich.
5.7 million visitors attended the 2022 Oktoberfest
By the city of Munich’s official estimates, 5.7 million guests (2019: 6.3 million) came to the Wiesn over the 17 days of festivities. At the Oide Wiesn (the traditional festival grounds) 230,000 thirsty visitors were counted, a decrease from 2019 (half a million).
In addition to the millions of locals who attended, people from all over the world were represented with English-speakers mostly from the USA, Scotland and England. Guests from Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Argentina and Eastern European also joined in raising beers and enjoying Oktoberfest.
A notable trend this year, confirmed by the assessment of the festival organizers as well as exhibitors, was that the audience at the Wiesn has become significantly younger. The wearing of traditional clothing has been widely embraced, with the vast majority of visitors now dressing in Dirndls or Lederhosen.
Other Oktoberfest 2022 Statistics
- Overall the crime level was low, with 967 offences reported and the police temporarily detaining 266 people and arresting a further 376. Given the sheer size of the festival, this is an incredible outcome
- Security personnel prevented 112,551 beer mugs from being stolen from the beer tents and the festival grounds
- Hotel occupancy rates within city limits was at 79%
- Organic food, regional products, vegetarian and vegan specialties have had a noticeable increase in demand. Kässpätzle is about to overtake roast pork as the most popular meal.
The Lost & Found office reported approx. 3,500 items including:
- 930 IDs
- 380 items of clothing
- 570 wallets
- 630 bank cards
- 420 cell phones
- 180 keys 150 pairs of glasses
- 70 bags / backpacks
- 80 umbrellas
- 70 pieces of jewelry
Some of the most unusual items found were crime novel, a set of bathing slippers (well it did rain almost every day!), and a set of dentures.
For more facts and figures visit the festival organiser’s website here.