Welcome to the Oktoberfest

September 21, 2019 - October 6, 2019

"O'zapft is - the barrel is tapped!"exclaims Munich's Lord Mayor after broaching the first cask of beer precisely at noon on Saturday, September 21, 2019, thus officially inaugurating the 186th Munich Oktoberfest. From then on the Oktoberfest beer, especially brewed by Munich's six major breweries for the greatest folk festival in the world, flows freely. For sixteen days Munich and much of the world is attracted to the Wiesn, the traditional festive grounds at the foot of the Bavaria statue. This huge amusement areal covers the area of almost 50 football fields.

The Oktoberfest experience includes merry-go-rounds and variety shows from bygone days, not to forget the adrenaline-boosting high-tech rides.

The Oide Wiesn (Vintage Wiesn) in the southern part of Theresienwiese offers pure nostalgia featering historic rides and a museum tent. The musicians of the Wiesn bands play Bavarian folk music to offer a wonderfully relaxed and laid-back start to a day at the Oktoberfest.

  The beer tents

 Opening Hours of Oktoberfest

 Oktoberfest: 10 am -11:30 pm, free admission
 Beer tents: Seats in the garden cannot be reserved.
 In the tents non-reserved seats are marked.
 Oide Wiesn (Vintage Wiesn): 10 am - 10 pm, beverages are served 10 am - 9:30 pm.
Admission 3 EUR, children up to 14 years free.

Oktoberfest Map

Opening Festivities and Framework Program

Entry of the Oktoberfest Landlords and Breweries
Saturday, September 21, 2019, starting 10:45 am

The traditional prelude to the Oktoberfest is the entry of the landlords and breweries to the festive grounds. The parade of the horse-drawn carriages takes one hour. The Münchner Kindl on horseback and the festive couch of Munich's Lord Mayor lead the parade.

The Oktoberfest Costume and Riflemen's Parade
Sunday, September 22, 2019, starting at 10 am

The world-reowned parade takes its route through the inner city to Theresienwiese. During this two-hour parade about 90 groups dressed in traditional costumes, music and marching bands, amateur and mountain riflemen from Munich, Bavaria and throughout europe present themselves. In addition to groups on foot splendid carts of the Munic breweries, couches and historical carriages.
More > www.festring.de

Open-Air Concert of the Oktoberfest Bands
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 11 am

Theresienwiese in front of the Bavaria statue

Textbausteine, Grafik, Foto: LHSt München, Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft