Let’s go to the 2016 Oktoberfest

From September 17th to October 3rd 2016, Oktoberfest fans and everybody who wants to become one can enjoy the biggest fair in the world for 17 days.

The 183rd Oktoberfest will be started with the traditional “O’zapft is!” cry, meaning “It (the barrel) is tapped!” by Munich’s prime mayor Dieter Reiter in the Schottenhamel tent at noon of Saturday 17th 2016.

The Festival Grunds

This year’s Oktoberfest is a so-called „Kleine Wiesn“, the smaller of the two versions with a size of 26 hectares, as the southern part of the Theresienwiese is used for the 126th Bayerisches Zentral-Landwirtschaftsfest (Bavarian Central Agricultural Festival). 524 businesses will be allowed to the Oktoberfest this year, 127 of them gastronomical, 115 carnies, 249 market stands and vendors. Altogether, about 13.000 people work at the Oktoberfest.

News from the Oktoberfest

The counter of Edi’s Kaffeetreff is crowned by a white pointed roof. This is where the Eckl family offers coffee and cake. Cozy, familiar and homey is the desired atmosphere at the “Beim Biermann” schnapps- and cocktail-bar. Fans of strong drinks should enjoy the hunting lodge theme. Health-conscious visitors of the Oktoberfest will get an alternative to beer at the juice bar “Der Saft” and “Jo Kurt” will offer frozen yoghurt. All new but still full of tradition, the Poschner Hühner- und Entenbraterei will celebrate its return to the Oktoberfest and offer poultry dishes of all sorts. “The Heaven of Bavarians”, as the Hacker tent is also called, has been redesigned und rebuilt, which brings improvements for both the guests and the staff. More than half of the gingerbread heart selling market stands will offer the popular piece of bakery with the “Geprüfte Qualität bio Bayern” seal, guaranteeing an organic and climate-neutral production by the “Zuckersucht” company.

What the Wiesn holds in store for you

Festival Beer and Foods

In the 14 tents with their total of 98.000 seats, the big six Munich breweries (Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spaten and Hofbräuhaus) will offer their special Oktoberfest beers with an original wort of about 13%. Bavarian specialties like roast chicken, horseradish, Obazda (spread cheese), pork sausages or fish on a stick go especially well with the festival beer.
Beer Price 2016

The Carnies

115 carnies are ready to provide fun of all sorts at the 2016 Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest has always sported a special mix of high tech and nostalgia. So it’s not just spectacular rides like the “Höllenblitz” or the “Skyfall”, but also traditional institutions you will find almost nowhere else, for example the “Teufelsrad”, the “Krinoline” or the “Zum Schichtel” vaudeville show.

The Wiesn as a Bargain

The two family days are a great possibility to save some money, as prices are reduced in many places.

Organization of the Oktoberfest

The Oktoberfest is an event by the city of Munich. Mayor Josef Schmid is responsible for organizing and execution of the festival.


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