The Oktoberfest statistics

That the Oktoberfest is the largest folk festival is undisputed, but only by seeing the numbers can the real size of the event be imagined, statistics among other things, that must be updated upwards from year to year, a continuous growth that results in every edition beating the record of the previous edition. A world-wide event for attendance, consumption and turnover.

Here are the Oktoberfest statistics

  • Surface area: 420.000 m2 (103.78 ha)
  • Large tents: 14.
  • Small tents: 20
  • Total seating: approx. 100,000
  • Visitors: 7,200,000
  • Beer: approx. 6,900,000 Litres (169,200 litres of non-alcoholic beverages)
  • Wine: 94,795 Litres
  • Sparkling wine: 42,526 Litres
  • Coffee and tea: 299,938 Litres
  • Water and lemonade: 1,130,701 Litres
  • Chicken: 549,899 units
  • Pork sausages: 140,225 pairs
  • Fish: 44,320 kg
  • Pork shanks (Haxen): 75,456 units
  • Oxen: 116 units
  • Calves: 57 units
  • Foiled attempts of the theft of mugs: 111,000 units
  • Letters sent from the Wiesn post office: approx. 130,000
  • Total electricity: 2.7 million kWh (the amount a family of 4 people would use in 52 years and 4 months, about 15% of the total requirements for the whole of Munich)
  • Total gas: about 220,489 m3
  • Total water: about 110,000 m3 (up to 27% of the daily requirement for Munich)
  • Waste: over 1,000 tonnes each year
  • WC: about 980 toilet seats, more than 878 meters of urinals and 17 for persons with disabilities
  • Telephone booths: 83, also for an international credit cards
  • Lost property: About 4500 items, including 1,000 articles of clothing, 950 identity cards, 570 wallets, 300 pairs of eyeglasses, 400 keys, 480 mobile phones, 280 purses, 80 cameras, 100 watches, 45 umbrellas and walking sticks, and even 2 wedding rings, 5 laptop computer cases, two license plates, music scores, two French horns, a hearing aid, a craft box, eyeglasses with Swarovski crystals, a pair of cuffs, a table tennis bat (can you imagine where it was meant to be used?), a Playboy magazine and a dog … don’t worry, it was “reclaimed”!

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