The Oide Wiesn 2018

Intended as a one-time-only event in 2010, the Oide Wiesn (Old Wiesn) in the southern part of the festival grounds has become a people’s favorite at the Oktoberfest.

First celebrated at the Oktoberfest’s 200th anniversary, the Oide Wiesn became a huge success among Oktoberfest visitors and a regular part of the Oktoberfest in 2011: Historical costumes, traditional music and nostalgic rides. Here, guests find relaxed tradition instead of the wild partying in the big beer tents.
On 3.5 hectares of the southern parts of the festival grounds, the Oktoberfest is still celebrated like a long time ago.
Opening times: Daily from 10:00 to 23:00 (Last drinks at 21:30, Fun rides 10:00 to 22:30)
Entrance fee: 3€
Fun rides: 1€ each

The rides and attractions
Fans of historic rides will find a lot of nostalgic joy at the Oide Wiesn. Merry-go-rounds and chairoplanes form as far back as 1919 can be found, just as classics like swingboats or shooting galleries.

The Museum-Tent

The free museum-tent tells you about the history of the Oktoberfest and its carnies. Over 100-year-old carousels and booths and a historic sausage grill are waiting for you.
Outside the tent, historic tractors and organs are presented and played regularly.
For the first time, the Museum-Tent welcomes Willy Kinzler jun.'s "Alpenhaus", where sweets like glazed almonds and nuts, cotton candy and other traditional treats are prepared. If you're a fan of Oktoberfest nostalgia, make sure to visit the "Museumsstandl": They offer exclusive reprints of the Oktoberfest posters from 1952 to today, which can either be bought right away shipped by mail.
This year's special exhibition is dedicated to legendary Oktoberfest carnie Carl Gabriel (1857-1931), a true legend of the world's biggest fair.
Opening times: Daily from 10:00 to 22:00

The Tents

The "Tradition Tent" of the families Winklhofer und Wieser focuses on brass music and Munich style food. In the garden, traditional traditional veal-sausage breakfasts are served and kids can have fin in the lemonade garden. Various groups of traditional dancers and musicians from all over Bavaria get you into the vintage Oktoberfest mood.

The "Herzkasperl-Festzelt" of award winning guesthouse proprietor Josef Bachmaier offers a stage to the young folk-music scene. Well-known and new artists share the stage with their diverse shows. There is even a traditional dancefloor in the tent. The kitchen offers traditional Bavarian cuisine but also vegan dishes.

A new tent at the Oktoberfest is the folk singers‘ tent Volkssängerzelt "Zur Schönheitskönigin". In the tradition of many old Munich celebrities like Karl Valentin, they try to catch the classic tavern atmosphere in this tent. Apart from vegetarian and vegan dishes, the kitchen also offers very traditional Munich food and exclusively uses ecologic and regional products.

Festzelt Tradition
Toni and Christine Winklhofer
Peter and Margot Wieser
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Josef Bachmair
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Gerda & Peter Reichert
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