Welcome to Oktoberfest in Munich
It all started with a royal wedding and ended with the most famous beer fest in Europe, and probably in the world.
Enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich!
Enjoy every day from around 10 until midnight with beer and an amazing atmosphere.
Like always, there is no fee to enter the festival or the beer-tents.
But, because of the festival’s popularity, you may want to make a reservation in advance.
If not, you can still come to Oktoberfest and your favourite tent, but come early, as tents are usually full in a matter of seconds.
Children under the age of 6 must leave the area at 8 pm at the latest.
If you are a smoker, be aware that smoking is NOT allowed in tents.
Oktoberfest is placed near Munich city centre, and it’s very close to “Hauptbahnhof” – the city’s central railway station.
I would not complete this Oktoberfest info without a few words about the beer!
The popularity of the festival comes, of course, due to the quality of beer served there.
The beer you get is really brewed on the ground around the city of Munich, and be cautious – it’s a bit stronger than regular beer you get in the city.
Traditional offer includes half of a chicken (a kind of traditional Bavarian snack), roast pork served with dumplings, and the same thing that comes with the oxen.
Clothes, what to wear?
You can, of course, wear whatever you want when you are coming to the festival.
If you want to feel and look authentically and truly Bavarian, you can always buy traditional Bavarian clothes on the spot.
Get a room in Munich for the festival.
Eurostar Book Hotel is a four-star hotel near the central station and 500 metres to the festival area.
Nice rooms, fitness centre and good guest reviews
Since Munich is one of the most visited German destinations, there’s really a wide range of hotels to choose from.
For the Oktoberfest, almost all hotel rooms will be gone very early in Munich, and the best thing you can do is to secure a room well in advance.
More about the Oktoberfest !!
The different Tents
If you’re coming to the Oktoberfest in Munich for the first time, it can be good to have a note about the most famous and biggest tents among the over dozen ones at the festival.
Bräurosl – an amazing atmosphere and traditional Bavarian songs during the Wiesn, well, it’s the tradition that Oktoberfest has to offer. The name of this tent comes from the Pschorr brewery owner’s daughter.
Hacker – if you are not such a fan of traditional music, this tent is a perfect choice for you.
Hacker (also known by the name – Bavarian Heaven) will host rock ‘n’ roll bands every evening.
And there is a variety of different tents to choose from depending on what your interests are …
For fish on stick lovers, there’s Fischer Vroni and Hofbräu Festhalle for people from around the world where Australians and American usually come to feel the magic of Oktoberfest.. and many more.
The “Marstall” tent will be open for around 3500 people with additional room for 1000 guests.
Let us dig a little bit into the history of the event:
On October 12 1810, Ludwig, the Bavarian Prince, married Princess Therese and the celebration lasted for five days.
And it was five days of fun, now marked as the initial birth date of the festival. In the beginning, Oktoberfest wasn’t big and famous as we know it today.
On the contrary, it was just a few beer stands, with the first beer tents experience that came in 1896.
Tapping the beer keg was introduced in 1950.