The Oktoberfest 2021 was cancelled. The 187th Munich Oktoberfest is planned to begin on September 17th 2022.

There are 14 large and a number of small tente at the Oktoberfest

Yes, you read correctly, there are incredibly 14 so-called “large” and 20 small tents at the Munich Oktoberfest. In addition, there’s a Weißbier garden and four more beer tents at the Oide Wiesn. While the large tents all feature more than 3000 seats inside and in their beer gardens, the small tents each have up to 1000 seats combined.

Most of the large tents of the festival have about 6000 seats on the inside, divided into the central aisle, the “boxes” at the side and the balconies. The largest of them is the Hofbräuzelt offering seats and standing room to 7018 guests inside and another 3022 seats in the beer garden, hence 10040 in total.

All the large tents excluding the Weinzelt and the Käfer Wiesnschänke feature large unreserved seating areas, which is not the case with the small tents. The beer gardens are with minor exceptions completely unreserved. You can't buy any tickets to enter the tents - admission is always for free.

On the following pages, you’ll find everything you need to know about the Oktoberfest tents – including the atmosphere, music, food and table reservations.

Large Tents

Armbrustschützenzelt

The crossbowmen’s’ tent is usually quieter and a tad bit more traditional than other tents, offering above-average food and very newbie-friendly reservation offers.

Capacity

7460

Beer

Paulaner

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Augustiner-Festhalle

Munich's oldest brewery has the by far most traditional tent with wooden barrels, traditional music. Many regulars who worship it like a cult.

Capacity

8566

Beer

Augustiner-Bräu

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Bräurosl

The Pschorr brewery's tent is not only receiving a new building but also new hosts.

Capacity

7940

Beer

Hacker-Pschorr

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Fischer-Vroni

One of the smallest of the large tents offers fish on a stick and beer from wooden barrels. The crowd is a little older; Popular gay second Monday.

Capacity

3872

Beer

Augustiner-Bräu

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Käfer Wiesnschänke

The Käfer hut is the Oktoberfest sanctuary for those who consider themselves high-society. Walk-ins only accepted in the nice beer garden that is open late.

Capacity

3264

Beer

Paulaner

Hacker-Festzelt

The "heaven of Bavarians" is one of the most popular tents. The very young crowd fills the central aisle already at noon. The Hacker tent has a very good menu.

Capacity

9378

Beer

Hacker-Pschorr

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Hofbräu-Festzelt

Hofbräuhaus' tent is that popular with Anglo-Saxons that even is the only one with a standing room. The tent is more enjoyable than many locals think.

Capacity

10040

Beer

Staatliches Hofbräuhaus

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Löwenbräu-Festzelt

The Löwenbräu tent is extraordinarily popular with international tourists and limits itself almost exclusively to English-speaking pub music at night.

Capacity

8478

Beer

Löwenbräu

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Marstall-Festzelt

A quiet tent for champaign tourists with a strange menu and an unfriendly attitude towards walk-ins. Mostly older German tourists in twinkling dresses.

Capacity

4368

Beer

Spaten

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Ochsenbraterei

Thanks to the famous oxen and traditional music, in the afternoon, the tent of the Spaten brewery is one of the most popular. The contemporary evenings are rather slow.

Capacity

7550

Beer

Spaten

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Schottenhamel-Festhalle

Around the stage, you'll find the youngest crowd of the Oktoberfest. The band is known for its limited evening repertoire between charts and Mallorca-style music.

Capacity

9030

Beer

Spaten

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Schützenfestzelt

The Shooters' Tent is very popular with Munich's jeunesse dorée. Very lively atmosphere in the central aisle, a quieter champaign crowd in the stalls around and at the balcony.

Capacity

6500

Beer

Löwenbräu

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Weinzelt

No Oktoberfest beer, weißbier only before 9 pm. Pricy menu for a champagne crowd. No unreserved tables inside but some standing room around the bars.

Capacity

2535

Winzerer Fähndl (Paulaner Festzelt)

Paulaner's brewery tent is very quiet in the afternoon but mutates into Munich's largest Schlager club in the evening with unusual stage fog and lights.

Capacity

8398

Beer

Paulaner

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Kleine Zelte

Goldener Hahn

The chicken grill is mostly addressing solvent patrons who dream of champagne breakfasts when thinking of the Oktoberfest.

Capacity

360

Beer

Spaten

The pork knuckle grill considers itself a gastronomic tent. The eponymous haxen want to be enjoyed to its fullest.

Capacity

320

Beer

Löwenbräu

Heimer Duck and Chicken Grill

The classic duck and chicken grill is more of a restaurant than a beer tent.

Capacity

300

Beer

Paulaner

Heinz Wurst- und Hühnerbraterei

The sausage and chicken grill Heinz has been around since 1906 and is thus one of the oldest small tents of the Oktoberfest.

Capacity

384

Beer

Paulaner

Kaffeehaferl Schiebl

The “coffee mug” is the smallest café tent at the Oktoberfest.

Capacity

100

Kalbsbraterei

As most modern small tents, the veal grill concentrates on a culinary theme. In the evening, it's transformed into a Schlager disco.

Capacity

300

Beer

Löwenbräu

Metzgerstubn

Munich's large butchery Vinzenz Murr has a particularly small alpine hut at the Oktoberfest.

Capacity

130

Beer

Paulaner

Münchner Knödelei

The “dumplingery” is mostly known for its innovative dumpling creations. It's not present in years with the agricultural fair taking place.

Capacity

799

Beer

Paulaner

Münchner Weißbiergarten

Being a part of the family square, it's an insider tip on busy days.

Capacity

0

Beer

Paulaner

Poschners Hühner- und Entenbraterei

Poschner's duck grill is the only tent featuring actual folk music at the Oktoberfest.

Capacity

350

Beer

Hacker-Pschorr

Wildstuben

The Bremen show woman Trudi Renoldi has been running an Oktoberfest since 2009, which could be quite popular in Bremen.

Capacity

270

Beer

Augustiner-Bräu

Wirtshaus im Schichtl

The legendary vaudeville theater got a beer tent concession in 2006. Its specialty is "last meals" before beheading its guests in the show.

Capacity

120

Beer

Spaten

Zum Stiftl

The well-established Volksfest host Lorenz Stiftl has been serving patrons in his own Oktoberfest tent since 2002.

Capacity

440

Beer

Hacker-Pschorr

Zur Bratwurst

The ever-growing Bratwurst offers Kitzbuhel alpine cabin atmosphere featuring a bar in its garden and remarkably hard rock sound in the evening.

Capacity

800

Beer

Augustiner-Bräu