Der Innenraum des Hackerzelt von der Westgalerie aus gesehen

First-Timers

If you’ve never been to Oktoberfest, you'll probably have some (or a lot) misconceptions. Here are the most important things you need to know on one page.
Wegweiser auf dem Oktoberfest

Practical Tips

In order for your first-time-visit to be a great experience, it may be a good idea to keep some things in mind and plan ahead.
Das Pferderennen: Gemälde von Peter Heß, 1810

The first Oktoberfest in 1810

The Oktoberfest dates back to a royal wedding celebration. The public horse race in 1810 was attended by more than 40000 spectators. Read the whole story.

184. Münchner Oktoberfest

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The Munich Oktoberfest has been established in 1810 as a part of the celebration of the wedding between crown prince Ludwig and princess Therese of Sachsen-Hildburghausen. Today, it’s known as the largest fair of the world and attracts more than six million visitors every year.