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

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 looking for new hosts. It has been known for its gay party and mallorca-style music and a young crowd near the stage.

Capacity

8260

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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