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IT Center Oktoberfest 2023

October 13th, 2023 | by
Axe throwing

Source: Own illustration

The IT Center management once again invited to the IT Center Oktoberfest on September 29, 2023, after a long break due to Covid. Parallel to the Munich role model, people enjoyed themselves in typical Tracht, Bavarian specialties, and lots of good humor.

The IT Center party team organized the party for employees, trainees, student assistants and alumni. Traditional decorations, a beer cart, music, and lights created a great atmosphere. Although the weather was not ideal in the meantime, the participants were not impressed by this and continued to celebrate in a good mood.


Start of the Party and the Oktoberfest Olympics

The director of the IT Center, Professor Matthias Müller, rang in the festivities with a short speech and wished all participants a good time.

After a successful Oktoberfest Olympics in 2019, this highlight could not be missed this year. In disciplines such as hammering nails into wood, holding beer mugs, tug-of-war, shooting crossbows or a modified version of axe throwing, six teams competed against each other.

The groups included:

  • Simply the best
  • The team I personally like best
  • The splitters
  • EXIT
  • Code Ninjas
  • Special Quattro

However, in the end only one team could secure the place on the first podium. We congratulate the colleagues of the group “EXIT” for the hard-fought victory.

Holding beer mugs

Source: Own illustration


Celebrating Tradition

Not only the Olympics provided eye-catchers, but also the most beautiful Dirndl and the most beautiful Lederhosen were chosen. Although there was no obligation to wear traditional costumes, some participants came in the most beautiful costumes.

The festival was rounded off with typical delicacies such as Leberkäse (meat loaf), Laugenbrezel (pretzels), Weißwürste (white sausages) with sweet mustard and, in keeping with the season, warm soup.

Pretzel rack

Source: Own illustration

For the sufficient liquid supply a beverage trolley provided, which could score both with “Maß” (beer), and with non-alcoholic beverages.

By the end of the evening, the rain had fortunately disappeared, which is why the party continued until late into the night.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the party team once again for organizing the IT Center Oktoberfest 2023. Of course, also a big thank you to Professor Müller, who makes these parties possible for us in the first place.

We are already looking forward to the next Oktoberfest!


Responsible for the content of this article is Merrit Mielke.

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