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Oktoberfest

Be part of the traditional Oktoberfest, the world’s largest folk festival!

Oktoberfest Munich

The Theresienwiese transforms once a year into the colourful world of the Oktoberfest. Celebrate in one of the famous tents that offer seats to several thousand people. Have fun in one of the many fairground rides und mingle with visitors from all over the world. Witness the program’s highlights such as the entry of the restaurateurs and breweries, the beer barrel tapping when the lord mayor opens the Oktoberfest with the famous "O'zapft is!" ("It's tapped!") or the costume and riflemen parade. Other important parts of the festival are huge amount of beer, traditional dishes and the Bavarian costumes: dirndl and leather trousers.

Did you know that the first Oktoberfest was held 1810 as a festive horse race in honour of the wedding of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen? Since that the place is called Theresienwiese which means Theresa's meadow. Since then the Oktoberfest evolved into the world’s largest folk festival. Today it’s impossible to imagine Munich without the Oktoberfest. Following the example of Munich there are many smaller and larger Oktoberfest celebrations all around Germany and the world. 

This year the 185th Oktoberfest will be held from 22 September to 7 October 2018

Opening Hours Oktoberfest

Beer tents:
Mon – Fri 10 am – 11:30 pm (beer serving till 10:30 pm)
Sat – Sun 9 am – 11:30 pm (beer serving till 10:30 pm) 

Stalls:
Mon –Thu 10 am – 11 pm 
Fri 10 am – 0 am
Sat 9 am – 0 am
Sun 9 am – 11:30 pm 

Fairground attractions:
Mon – Thu 10 am – 11:30 pm 
Fri – Sat 10 am – 0 am
Sun 10 am – 11:30 pm 

The 185th Oktoberfest will be held from 22 September to 7 October 2018.

Address Oktoberfest

Address:
Theresienwiese
Bavariaring
80336 Munich 

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Directions Oktoberfest

S-Bahn to Hackerbrücke (all routes)
Tram 18/19 to Hermann-Lingg-Straße
U4/U5 to Theresienwiese 

Get there for free as the public transport is already included in the Munich City Pass/Munich Card.

Highlights Oktoberfest

  • World’s largest folk festival 
  • Famous beer tents and fairground 
  • Beer and traditional dishes 

Near Oktoberfest

  • Ruhmeshalle and Bavaria statue

Enjoy the largest folk festival in the world! Experience the Oktoberfest and many included sights in the City Pass. Discover Munich the easy way with the Munich City Pass/Munich Card!

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