A Day at the oktoberfest munich
rich in variety
At the Oktoberfest Munich every day is different. There is plenty of stuff to discover and you will experience even more than you expected. We collected some Oktoberfest highlights and put them all together to create a perfect day - just for you. Nothing is going to hold you down during your visit!
In case you are looking for some facts to impress other visitors, we created an interesting summary of the Oktoberfest history.
To avoid the sheer masses of Oktoberfest visitors we strongly recommend an arrival by subway trains. Do not use the station at the Theresienwiese but travel to the main train station or the Schwanthalerhöhe instead. From there you will arrive at the Oktoberfest just within a ten minutes footway. Upon arrival use the side entrances to avoid the crowd at the main entrance of the Oktoberfest.
A rich breakfast represents a good start into the day – and at the Oktoberfest you will definitively get some special food. Plus, you will feel the Oktoberfest flair during the opening of the big Oktoberfest tents, which marks a great spectacle each morning. The tents will open at 10:00 AM from Monday to Friday and at 09:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Below you will discover our tips for the best breakfast locations.
Enter the oktoberfest tents
Especially on weekends we recommend getting up early – because of the high numbers of visitors on Saturdays or Sundays most Oktoberfest tents will be closed for guests without reservation as early as 11:00 AM. In case you are looking for a cozy stay we insist trying to visit the Oktoberfest Munich at 12:00 noon so you can experience the atmosphere without the typical crowd of people.
In case the weather is fine the beer gardens at the Oktoberfest are nice to visit as well. Below, we will help you to find the right tent for your needs. Take a look into our Oktoberfest guide, if you like to get some more information about the customs at the fairground.
Cozy & Entertaining
For some calm minutes the small Oktoberfest tents like the Glöckle Wirt or Ammers Hühnerbraterei are a good recommendation. The Oide Wiesn is suitable for a slight detour as well. Alternatively, you will find a ready welcome at the thrill rides or the showmen. Visit the historic Krinoline, the Olympia Looping, the Ferris wheel or the Schichtl theater. Here, visitors are "decapitated" several times per day.
THE END IS NEAR
In general the Oktoberfest tents will close at 11:30 PM – the selling of drinks will end at 10:30 PM. We recommend leaving the fairground a little bit earlier, so that you will be able to have a stress-free departure ahead of the main crowd. In case you are planning to stay till the very end, just take a cozy walk around the fairground or take a ride with the Ferris wheel or one of the numerous rollercoasters to avoid the masses at the public transportation.
After the closing of the Oktoberfest tents your perfect day still is not over yet. Countless locations will start their so called After Wiesn Party immediately afterwards. Year after year the most popular ones take place at the Wiesnclub at the Alte Kongresshalle, the Löwenbräukeller at the Stiglmaierplatz or the Park Café in between the main train station and the Königsplatz. To get your well-deserved rest after you danced the night away, we collected the very best Oktoberfest hotels in Munich. Have a look!