The entry to the Oktoberfest is free!

Everybody can enter the Oktoberfest and all of the tents for free. You don´t need any ticket to get in.

Backpacks, Bags and Walking Aids

  • Backpacks and large bags are generally not allowed. Please leave everything you don't necessarily need at home. The less you carry with you, the easier you will find it to move around the busy parts of Oktoberfest.
  • Bags and backpacks with a volume of more than 3 litres and/or  larger than 20cm x 15cm x 10cm are not allowed to be taken into the showgrounds ('Wiesn').
  • Items which are strictly forbidden: Aerosol cans with dangerous content, acidly or staining substances. Also, objects considered a weapon are not permitted, including glass of any kind. Any items security deem a threat will be confiscated upon entry.
  • All bags and rucksacks will be checked by the security staff and will be tagged with a security check band. Personal medical devices or medication are allowed once cleared by security personnel.
  • If your luggage exceeds the maximum size you can secure them at one of the several locking stations around the Wiesn (fees apply).
  • Walking aids are generally allowed at the Oktoberfest, after being cleared by security.

Toddlers, Children and Pets

  • Due to the large amount of traffic, it is advised to make sure babies and toddlers are restrained in their pram for their own safety. Large prams are allowed, but will need to be assessed by security before being allowed through.
  • On all Saturdays and on October 3rd (German Reunion public holiday) prams are not allowed on the showgrounds at any time. On any other day, prams are allowed until 6pm every day.
  • Pets are not allowed at the Oktoberfest.

Be early!

If you visit the Oktoberfest, arrive as early as possible. For instance, during the week, arrive no later than 2:30pm and on the weekends, it’s best to go in the morning. Otherwise, you run the risk of not being able to enter the tents at all because they’re already full. Larger groups should expect to wait in line like others – those without seats won’t be served any beer!

Cash is king

Beverages and food are paid cash directly at the service in the beer-tents. The fun rides are paid at the respective cash point before the ride. 


Vouchers for beer and food are only available in the beer tents. It would be best to contact the tents directly-their telephone numbers an e-mail look here.

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