Hi, is anyone at or been to this years oktoberfest who can tell me what the smoking situation is please? I've heard it's no smoking in the tents but I've also read that there are smoking balconies and in some tents the ban isn't being enforced.
thanks in advance for any replys.
The following text is copied from a munich tourist website.
"Municipal organisers said they will turn a blind eye to smoking inside the marquees, because it will be another year before the grounds can be remodelled to create open-air smoking areas where revellers can take refuge. However breweries said they have told waiters to ask guests to stop smoking inside the tents if they begin."
"This ban was decided by referendum and the public has spoken," said Toni Roiderer, spokesman for the brewers' committee. He appealed to tourists to eat and drink a little more to compensate for the sacrifice of not smoking.