It is expected that the world’s biggest beer festival will not be cheap; but enjoying beer after beer at Munich’s 16 day festival can end up costing a pretty penny. To keep things focused on beer and less on profit, an organization in Germany is petitioning to set a cap on beer prices of €7.10 ($9) per liter for all beverages.
The association plans to launch its campaign on September 22nd, the first day of the Oktoberfest celebration with a goal of getting 30,000 to 40,000 signatures. This may not be the best idea, since we doubt anyone would consider changing the price during the middle of an event.
Toni Roiderer, the spokesman for the Octoberfest beer tents, quickly dismissed the idea by saying “Why don’t they just ask for free beer.” Millions of dollars are invested in this event, so a revenue gain is very necessary.
The price for a liter of beer at Oktoberfest is currently approaching the €10 mark. Visitors to this year’s festival should expect to pay between €9.10 and €9.50 for a liter of beer.