The Oktoberfest 2020 was cancelled. The 187th Munich Oktoberfest is planned to begin on September 18th 2021.

At the Oktoberfest, there are many things worth a closer look.

Flipper in front of the Ferris Wheel

Oktoberfest rides you must know

A little guide around the Schaustellerstraße.

Georg Lang with his orchestra.

Oktoberfest - Beer & Blood: How historically accurate is it?

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Grand Parade of the Oktoberfest Hosts and Breweries

With the beginning of the Oktoberfest, the hosts and breweries move to the fair grounds.

Buying "Oktoberfest tickets" is a bad idea

Every year, tourists spend absurd amounts of money for Oktoberfest tickets. Fun fact: they don’t even exist.

Das Riesenrad am Königsplatz in der Dämmerung

Summer in the City (extended)

A completely new concept brings some rides to the city.

Mathias Achatz

Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit

Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit is regularly played in any Bavarian beer tent.

Das Pferderennen: Gemälde von Peter Heß, 1810

The first Oktoberfest in 1810

It all started with the public celebration of the wedding between crown prince Ludwig and his Therese in 1810.

The Spaten Brewery

The rather vacuous Spaten brewery was once the market leader in Munich.

Löwenbräu

The export-oriented brewery was once leading in Germany.

Luftballons vor einem Wellenflieger

Family Days

The Family Days on the two Oktoberfest Tuesdays offer special bargains until 7pm.

Ein Brauereigespann des Löwenbräus beim Trachten- und Schützenzug

Calendar

At the Oktoberfest, there are a number of events, which make the festival even more special.

Hofbräuhaus

Hofbräuhaus is by far the smallest brewery at the Oktoberfest.

Keferloher von Hacker-Pschorr im Herzkasperlzelt

Oktoberfest Beer

Oktoberfest beer is especially brewed for Oktoberfest by Munich's six oldest breweries.

Eine Blaskapelle auf dem Trachten- und Schützenzug.

Costumes and Riflemen Parade

The greatest traditional costume parade of the world is the grand highlight of Oktoberfest.

Die Bavaria im Tageslicht

Open-Air Concert

The second Oktoberfest Sunday starts with an open-air concert at the Bavaria.

The Ochsenbraterei will be rebuilt in 2017

This is new at Oktoberfest 2017

The Munich Oktoberfest 2017 features three new beer tents and eight new rides.

The central aisle of the Löwenbräu tent

Which Oktoberfest beer tent is the best for me?

A little Oktoberfest tent overview to guide you through the beer tent jungle.

Ein Zimmerer auf dem Dach des Augustinerzelts

Oktoberfest Construction 2018

Over the ten weeks of the Oktoberfest construction 2018, we’ll provide you with regularly new photos.

The Schottenhamel tent at dusk

This is new at the Oktoberfest 2018

Two renovated large tents and four new rides await us in 2018.

Oberbürgermeister Dieter Reiter zapft das erste Fass an

Tapping of the first keg

The first mayor of Munich taps the first keg in the Schottenhamel tent to inaugurate the Oktoberfest.

This is new at the Oktoberfest 2019

A number of rides is new at this year's Oktoberfest.

The facade of the Bräurosl Oktoberfest tent

That's new in 2020

The Bräurosl gets a whole new building.

Munichs

History: The Postwar Non-Oktoberfests 1946-1948

Even small beer didn't keep the Munichers from the Theresienwiese away after WWII.

A beergarden at the Oktoberfest replacement 1920

Herbstfests: Oktoberfest replacements after WWI

Fall festivals brought joy to a period full of privation.

The new Ochsenbraterei building

After 36 years, the Spaten brewery's Ochsenbraterei gets a new tent for Oktoberfest 2017.

Die Bräurosl Carolin Weidner hoch zu Ross

What is a Tracht?

The term “Tracht” is much more complex than advertised by the clothing industry.

Oktoberfest-Calendar 2019

The perfect christmas present for Oktoberfest enthusiasts.

Zuschauer beim Pferderennen um 1845, Lithographie von Hohlbach

Tracht: Is there specific Oktoberfest clothing?

In contradiction to beer, “Tracht” has already played an important role in 1810.

The construction of the Käfer tent in front of the Bavaria statue

Oktoberfest Construction 2019

Over the eleven weeks of the Oktoberfest construction 2019, we’ll provide you with regularly new photos.

The supports of the central aisle of the new Ochsenbraterei

Oktoberfest Construction 2017

Featuring so many new things, the Oktoberfest construction is even more interesting in 2017.

Das Riesenrad im Hintergrund des Biergartens des Traditionszelts auf der Oidn Wiesn.

Oktoberfest-Calendar 2019

The perfect christmas present for Oktoberfest enthusiasts.

This awaits us in 2018

There will be four new rides in 2018.

The Schützenfestzelt at feet of the Bavaria statue

Oktoberfest-Calendar 2018

The perfect christmas present for Oktoberfest enthusiasts.

Bürgermeister Josef Schmid mit der neuen Wiesn-App

Mayor presents Oktoberfest novelties

Oktoberfest-head Josef Schmid presented an outlook on the Oktoberfest 2017 to the media in this year’s press conference.