This practical Oktoberfest tent guide tells you exactly what to expect in which tent and how to make most out of your beer festival experience!
There are 14 main beer tents that invite you to join the celebration between the 19th of September and the 4th of October. But which tent is the right one for you and your needs? Do you want to celebrate the in the most traditional way? Do you want to meet new people and flirt? Do you want to see celebrities?
Each tent has not only different kind of visitors but also different beers, food and prices! Bavarian Outfitters will help you to find your place to be:
A survival guide for the Munich Oktoberfest
Armbrustschützen-Zelt: Very traditional like a typical Bavarian town fest.
In the Armbrustschützen tent you’ll find traditional decoration and down-to-earth environment.
1 L Paulaner Beer costs 10.05 €
Augustiner-Festezelt: Perfect for families.
The Augustiner tent is appropriate for families perfect for early noon visits. The beer is served from the original wooden barrels.
1 L Augustiner Beer costs 9.80 €
Bräurosl: Famous for it’s live music and the ‘Gay-Sunday’.
The Bräurosl tent offers a lot of entertainment, live music and jodeling. Furthermore, the first Sunday is reserved for the gay community, “pink wiesn”.
1 L Hacker-Pschorr Beer costs 9.95 €
Fischer-Vroni: Fish instead of meat.
If you have had enough of meat you should try the delicious Bavarian fishplates.
1 L Augustiner Beer costs 10.00 €
Hacker-Zelt: “The Bavarian Heaven”
The Hacker tent distinguishes itself from the other tents by the nice decoration and the convertible roof. With the white clouds and the blue sky you do indeed feel like in beer heaven.
1 L Hacker-Pschorr Beer costs 9.95 €
Hofbräu-Zelt: Famous amongst international tourists.
The second largest Oktoberfest tent is especially popular amongst Americans and Australians. The band starts to play in the early noon.
1 L Hofbräu München Beer costs 9.95 €
Käfers Wies’n Schänke: Hot spot for the rich and famous.
Exquisite decoration, party fun and celebrities: The Käfer tent is known for its VIP atmosphere.
1 L Paulaner Beer costs 10.00 €
Löwenbräu-Zelt: Quieter tent where the elderly meet up.
The Löwenbräu tent is popular amongst both, locals and tourists. The 37 Meter high tower with the lion on top can be seen from far away.
1 L Löwenbräu Beer costs 10.10 €
Marsstall: Preppy people and fancy outfits.
The Marsstall tent is brand new and only joined the Oktoberfest in 2014. The theme of the venue is the riding-stable and the owners promise a mix of the modern and the traditional Oktoberfest culture. Bavarian Outfitters recommends the nice terrace area during the day.
1 L Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu Beer costs 9.95 €
Ochsenbraterei: Less busy and cozier atmosphere.
The Ochsenbraterei tent exhibits an ox roasted on the spit.
1 L Spatenbräu Beer costs 9.90 €
Schottenhamel: Party fun for young people.
The Schottenhamel tent is the oldest Oktoberfest tent and the most important one because this is where the Munich mayor declares the festival open with the famous words “Ozapft is!” – the barrels are open.
1 L Spatenbräu Beer costs 10.10 €
Schützenfestzelt: Smaller and suitable for families.
The Schützenfestzelt presents the annual rifle club’s festival on the Oktoberfest.
1 L Löwenbräu Beer costs 10.05 €
Weinzelt: Wine instead of beer.
For those, who prefer wine instead of beer, the Kufler’s wine tent is the perfect alternative. The wine tent is popular amongst visitors older than 30, who appreciate a decent atmosphere.
Kuffler’s House wine, white 0,25 L costs 12.30 €
Winzerer Fähndl: Meeting point for FC-Bayern soccer fans.
Detail oriented decoration and popular amongst locals from Munich. If you are lucky, you can see the FC-Bayern soccer stars here.
1 L Paulaner Beer costs 9.95 €
Oide Wiesn: The old, traditional part of the Oktoberfest.
The so-called old Wiesn is a must-see. The separate area at the end of the venue shows very traditional tents and rides from the beginning of the Oktoberfest. The atmosphere is not quiet as busy but you can still enjoy a nice party here. The Oide Wiesn is a secret last–minute tip amongst Munich locals. If you are late on a weekend, it’s more likely to find a table.
Also, Bavarian Outfitters recommends seeing the typical Bavarian dance shows, like “Schuhplattler”.