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Additional safety oversight at Oktoberfest

Additional safety oversight at Oktoberfest

With two firm blows has mayor Dieter Reiter of Munich Saturday, promptly at noon, the first barrel of beer, excited for the celebration of the 183e Oktoberfest.

According to the tradition, was the minister-president of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer (CSU), the first mug of beer handed to them.

After the shooting in the Bavarian metropolis in July and the attacks in Würzburg and Ansbach are the security measures tightened. Bags and backpacks had to this time thuisgelaten. Because of the rain were umbrellas permitted. On the festival grounds on Theresienwiese is video surveillance installed and all visitors will be checked.

The police of Munich put a hundred agents in, a hundred more than usual. Up to and including 3 October, six million visitors are expected at the Oktoberfest.

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