Oktoberfest Bomb Attack Documentation

The Theresienwiese in Munich – known for the largest folk festival in the world – was the scene of a bomb attack motivated by right-wing extremists in 1980. The Oktoberfest evening on September 26 ended with brutal violence for 234 people.

The Oktoberfest attack is the most serious act of terrorism in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. However, he was largely repressed from the collective memory. To this day, the background to the crime has not been fully clarified, and possible accomplices have not been convicted.

The documentation at the scene of the assassination provides information about what happened. It commemorates the victims, allows survivors and relatives as well as eyewitnesses to have their say and describes how society has dealt with the attack up to the present day.

Expansion of the 'Documentation Oktoberfest Bomb Attack'

On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary in 2023, the documentation was expanded to include barrier-free access. The main texts of the documentation can now be accessed as an audio offering in German, English and easy language via a QR code attached to the steles.



detail of the interactive media station