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Oktoberfest

Theresienwiese 7, 80336 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
+49 7456 3475
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A raucous celebration of Bavarian culture, Munich's Oktoberfest is one of the world's oldest, biggest and longest parties. Dating back to 1810, the event these days kicks off when the mayor taps the first keg at noon on the third Saturday of September. Some 6 million revellers spend the ensuing 16 days clinking and drinking 1-litre beer steins, eating sausages and doughy pretzels and swooshing through the air aboard carnival rides. Technically a folk festival rather than a beer festival, Oktoberfest features plenty of merrymakers, in traditional lederhosen and dirndl dresses, belting out old Bavarian songs in giant tents and beer gardens. Regardless of attire though, anyone is welcome to link arms and join the fun.
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  • Average3%
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Theresienwiese 7, 80336 Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it! So much fun! Everyone is drunk and having loads of fun. Make sure You dress the part it adds to the fun!

Thank ann1987ann
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Didn't even know it was Oktoberfest when I booked the flights/hotel. But there we were! I knew it was busy, popular, but I had no idea it was a theme park experience... wow is the best description I could give it. Carnival rides, games, deep...More

Thank Lila H
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

It is a lot of fun and beer, so what can be better than that? ;-) Music bands playing and a lot of singing and dancing as well.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

A great experience which was lots of fun. I would definitely recommend downloading the official oktoberfest app because this tells you which tents are full and which have room, etc. which could save a lot of time waiting around. Every tent is different with different...More

Thank Madeleine L
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Oktoberfest was a GREAT experience. My boyfriend and I went just to see what exactly went on and we had a lot of fun. It was basically a fair but with different brewery sections. Although you need to reserve a table in advance, it was...More

Thank Vanessa V
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Oktoberfest is a time honored German tradition. I have endured and survived Oktoberfest each of the last 5 years. Making friends, sharing with friends and family here is a must. A festival most everyone associates with beer. But I recommend anyone who hasn’t experienced it...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Oktoberfest is everything you thought it was and more!! The festival ground is literally an adult amusement park. I'm talking everything from food stalls (greattt food), to fun houses, rides and even roller coasters! And of course we can't forget the GIGANTIC beer lodges! There...More

2  Thank Jared W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Great experience had at Oktoberfest last year with a group of friends. The tents all have a amazing atmosphere and each has a unique feel. All of the food and beer was really good. Would go back 100%.

Thank jamo96
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Oktoberfest was a fantastic experience that I will certainly revisit. The atmosphere was electric and people very friendly and welcoming. The beer houses are vast with a huge amount of places to eat. There is a fairground with amazingly high rides that provide an unparalleled...More

Thank Paddy G
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

I'm not much of a beer drinker - but I was at Oktoberfest so of course I did! If you're not there is a wine tent (Nymphenburger Sekt) and a couple of the big tents serve wine - pint sized. Also there are bars within...More

Thank Zuza86
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14 May 2018|
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Response from juangarpo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, If you want to be sure of having a sit in a good Tent: yes, you have to make a reservation. 6-10 months before at least. 2-3 days are enough to see Munich and all the culture around Oktoberfest, it depends on your... More
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Jason D
18 April 2018|
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Response from Jared W | Reviewed this property |
No need for reservations. Most tents have someone at the door willing and ready to seat you. The tents are massive and usually there's room, even for a party of 9. You should have no problem!
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