Opening the 16th of June
The Theresienwiese is Munich’s largest public space for mass celebrations, and is world-famous for the Oktoberfest held there every year. It covers an area of forty-two hectares (the equivalent of around sixty football fields) and has been used year-round for popular festivities and other events since the beginning of the nineteenth century. On November 7, 1918, after the end of the First World War, a gathering of 40,000 people on the Theresienwiese began the revolutionary movement leading to the founding of a provisional national parliament under Kurt Eisner, who would later become the first Prime Minister of the Free State of Bavaria. Anders Eibbakke has created a panorama commemorating the events of November 1918 on the Theresienwiese.