What do the Great Wall of China, the Acropolis, and the Grand Canyon all have in common with Munich’s Oktoberfest? Nothing yet…but almost. The first three are all listed on the UNESCO World Heritage site list – place on this site have enormous value for historical, cultural, or environmental reasons. Now, the Munich Oktoberfest wants to be listed!
The Deutsche Schaustellerbund (DSB) – that’s the organization that organizes the fest attractions – submitted an application about 1 year ago. The point to a 2006 enacted rule that allows preservation of language, theater, dance, customs and festivals. I n addition to the Wiesn, the Straubinger Gäubodenfest, the Rosenheimer Herbstfest und Auer Dult are also listed as possible Bavarian candidates from cultural protection.
Interested in seeing the whole list? You can find it here: UNESCO List
In the past, BayernTrips has taken guests to the following UNESCO sites in Bavaria:
Pilgrimage Church of Wies — listed in 1983
Town of Bamberg — listed in 1993
And, one in Austria – the Historic Centre of Salzburg — listed 1996