For many locals in Munich, Oktoberfest does not really start until the crowds of Trachtler, people dressed in traditional costume, take to the streets. The traditional Trachtenumzug (parade) – which is the largest of its type in the world – always takes place on the first Sunday of Oktoberfest.
The City of Munich is also affected by the nationwide measures to contain the coronavirus. The good news: hotels and accommodation establishments, indoor and outdoor gastronomy and shops are open again. All other important information about the coronavirus and your stay in Munich can be found here.