Der Innenraum des Hackerzelt von der Westgalerie aus gesehen


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


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.