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Sex Crimes Soar as Oktoberfest Attendance Plummets

The world’s biggest beer festival has recorded its lowest turnout for 15 years amid heightened security fears, while at the same time experiencing an increase in reported sex crimes. The Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany had around 5.6 million visitors this

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Munich Raises Security For Oktoberfest After Islamist Attacks

BERLIN (Reuters) – Organizers of the world’s biggest beer festival, Munich’s Oktoberfest, have raised security after Islamist attacks in Germany last month, including banning rucksacks, introducing security checks at all entrances and erecting fencing. Drawing some 6 million tourists, the

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Oktoberfest 2015 Crowds Hit By Effects Of Migrant Influx In Germany

The 182nd Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival and funfair, was hit by a fall in attendance blamed on border controls tightened because of the migrant crisis. As the 16-day Volksfest finished in Munich yesterday, Oktoberfest chief Josef Schmid explained the drop

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Germany’s Oktoberfest Opens In Shadow Of Migrant Crisis

Munich taps the keg Saturday on its Oktoberfest, the world’s biggest beer festival with six million revellers expected, just as the German city grapples with a record refugee influx. The celebration of traditional Bavarian culture with its oompah music and