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For the 186th time the Oktoberfest takes place in Munich from 21th of September to 6th of October 2019. In order for you to enjoy the festivities to the fullest, we collected all the crucial information, so that you can focus on the important stuff: Fun and cheerfulness during your stay at the Oktoberfest. For further inspiration, discover your perfect day at world’s biggest folk festival.


The opening hours of the Oktoberfest will start at 10:00 AM on weekdays and 09:00 AM on weekends. Most tents will close around 11:30 PM. In case you are looking to party a little longer, just visit Kufflers Weinzelt or the Käfer Wiesn Schänke, which both will be open till 01:00 AM. Unfortunately every night will have its end – between 01:30 AM and 08:00 AM the stay at the fairground is not permitted.

For your convenient arrival at the Oktoberfest, please use the public transportation, since there are no parking lots at the fairground. From Munich central station you are able to take a short walk – it is only ten minutes. Otherwise the subway trains U4 and U5 will take you to the station Schwanthalerhöhe or directly to the stop at the Theresienwiese. Alternatively use the station Goetheplatz, accessible via the subway trains U3 and U6.

Baggage And

Only take the bare necessities with you, since backpacks and bags with a capacity greater than three liters and bigger than 20 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm are not allowed to be carried with you at the fairground. In general, buggies are permitted but you will have to expect some security checks. Exception: On Saturdays and on the 3rd of October buggies are prohibited for the whole day. On other days this rule applies from 06:00 PM onwards.

Prices at the

The prices at the Oktoberfest will increase year by year – especially the beer price. Four your stay at the fairground you will have to budget around at least 50€ per person. This includes two steins of beer, the tip for the waitress or waiter as well as something to eat and the tickets for the public transportation. Souvenirs, sweets and fun rides are not included in this budget.

In 2018 the price for one stein of beer was around 11€ and the one for a grilled chicken was 12€. Most of the fun rides at the Oktoberfest will cost you around 1€ to 9€ per ride. In case you are planning to learn some more about the history of the Oktoberfest you will have to pay an entrance fee of 3€ at the Oide Wiesn.


In order to not get lost at the Oktoberfest, we created a simple site map of the fairground for you. Here you will find the most important tents, subway stations and landmarks. Feel free to download it and nothing can go wrong during your stay.