Welcome to Oktoberfest in Munich
It all started with a royal wedding and ended with the most famous beer fest in Europe and probably worldwide.
Enjoy Oktoberfest in Munich!
Enjoy every day from around ten until midnight with beer and a fantastic atmosphere.
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 packed 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.
Without a few words about the beer, I would not complete this Oktoberfest info!
The festival’s popularity comes, of course, due to the quality of beer served there.
The beer you get is 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 with the oxen.
Clothes, what to wear?
You can, of course, wear whatever you want when you come 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, many hotels exist.
For the Oktoberfest, almost all hotel rooms will be gone very early in Munich, and the best thing you can do is secure a space well in advance.
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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 most significant tents among the over dozen ones at the festival.
Bräurosl – a fantastic 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 a fan of traditional music, this tent is a perfect choice.
Hacker (also known as Bavarian Heaven) will host rock ‘n’ roll bands every evening.
And there are various tents to choose from depending on your interests.
For fish on stick lovers, there’s Fischer Vroni and Hofbräu Festhalle for people worldwide, where Australians and Americans 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.