Due to the huge crowds a little planning can be worth a lot.


Die Menschenmassen an einem Samstag auf der Matthias-Pschorr-Straße

Expected Crowds

Learn when to go in order to avoid overcrowding.

Empty tables in the Hackerzelt

Reservation Availabilities

Learn where you can still reserve tables for evenings and weekends.

Der Innenraum des Hackerzelt von der Westgalerie aus gesehen


The most important things you need to know about Oktoberfest on one page.

Die Matthias-Pschorr-Straße in der Dämmerung von der Bavaria aus gesehen

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions about the Oktoberfest? We like to help.

Die Wirtsbudenstraße nach Süden, zum Riesenrad hin blickend

Plan Your Trip

Our six-step-guide will help you plan the most perfect trip to the Oktoberfest in Munich.

Reservation Alarm

Receive an email whenever an Oktoberfest beer tent publishes new table reservation availabilities and never miss a reservation start again.

Freie Tische auf dem Münchner Oktoberfest

Last Minute Reservations

Some tents offer last-minute-reservations 24h in advance.

Das Schild der reservierten Boxe 9 im Augustinerzelt

Reserve Tables

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

Vor Ort

Ein Schlitten mit Hendln in der Ochsenbraterei


You can eat very well at the Oktoberfest - if you know what to order.

Ride Ticket Prices

This is how much you have to pay for rides and attractions at the Munich Oktoberfest.

Freie Plätze finden

At least from Sundays through Thursdays, you should always be able to find free seats in the tents.

Die Festleitung mit dem Fundbüro hinter der Schottenhamel-Festhalle

Lost and Found

Many people lose many things. Luckily, many of them show up at the Oktoberfest’s lost and found.


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

Ein Brotzeitbrettl im Herzkasperlzelt

Midday Specials

Until 3pm, Oktoberfest is cheaper. See an overview over all lunch offers of the beer tents.

Wegweiser auf dem Oktoberfest

Practical Tips

In order for your first-time-visit to be a great experience, read what to keep in mind.


This is what the Oktoberfest tents offer to eat and drink.

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