At this year’s Oktoberfest, mobile payment will be available for the first time. This means that beer, funfair rides or sausages can simply be paid for on one’s mobile phone with MEINFEST. Mobile cashless payment has been well established for a while and empty wallets are a thing of the past. Thus, MEINFEST, a partner from the city of Munich and Munich’s Stadtsparkasse, also wanted the Oktoberfest to keep up with the times. This year, the folk festival’s many show- men, merchants and restaurateurs will be able to use mobile payment for the first time.“With MEINFEST, we seek to make Germany’s folk festivals even more entertaining,”smiles Werner Franzl, MEINFEST GmbH’s managing director who founded MEINFEST with his son Maurice in 2015.