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Planning

Reservation Availabilities

Beware of ticket brokers! Table reservations for the Munich Oktoberfest 2017 are free but hard to get. This is the only list of available reservations.

Crowds

Those who are new to Oktoberfest easily underestimate, how much it’s worth to visit it on the less busy days, as overcrowding happens regularly.

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.

FAQ

When? Where? How? Huh? We answer all questions about the Oktoberfest in Munich. Everything you need to know about beer tents, reservations and everything else.

Reserve Tables

Visiting with larger groups, table reservations come in handy. We tell you how to reserve whole tables in Oktoberfest beer tents.

On Site

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.

Family Days

The Family Days on the two Oktoberfest Tuesdays offer special bargains until 7pm. Prices of rides, stands and specific items in the beer tents are reduces.

Baggage

As most bags have been banned from Oktoberfest since 2016, keep in mind, you have to leave your baggage outside of the fairgrounds.

Lost and Found

Many people lose many things. If you lose things at the Oktoberfest, look at the lost and found. If you are looking for its opening hours, look here.

Midday Specials

In order to distribute crowds more effectively, Oktoberfest visitors can benefit from special offers on weekdays before 3pm.

Events

Calendar

At the Oktoberfest, there are a number of events, which make the festival even more special. See all dates for the Munich Oktoberfest 2017.

Costumes and Riflemen Parade

The greatest traditional costume parade of the world is the grand highlight of Oktoberfest, taking part on the first Oktoberfest Sunday.

Open-Air Concert

The second Oktoberfest Sunday starts with all orchestras of the large tents playing an open-air concert at the feet of the Bavaria statue.

Opening Parade

With the beginning of the Oktoberfest, the hosts and breweries are not shy of making people cheer for them and celebrate their move to the fest grounds.

Tapping of the first keg

Two weeks before the first Sunday in October, the first mayor of Munich taps the first keg in the Schottenhamel tent and inaugurates the Oktoberfest.