Where is the Octoberfest?

The Octoberfest is located on the Theresienwiese in Munich.

Where is the Oktoberfest?

The Octoberfest is located very central on the so called Thereisienwiese, a flat area of about 42 hectare in the Munich quarter Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt. Eye-catching points on Theresienwiese are the Bavaria statue and the neo-gothic St. Pauls Church. For your GPS we recommend you to use as address "Bavariaring, München", which goes around the Thereisienwiese above the Bavaria statue.

Why is it called "Theresienwiese"?

The area Theresienwiese has its name from Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen who married 1810 Prince Ludwig of Bavaria. Their marriage celebration was the first Octoberfest.  "Wiese" is the german word for grassland. So "Theresienwiese" means "grassland of Therese". "Wiesn", today a synonym for Octoberfest, is the bavarian word for "Wiese". At Google maps the Thereisenwiese is called Theresienwiesen, which is a wrong translation of the bavarian "Wiesn".

What else happens at Theresienwiese?

When there is no Octoberfest, the Theresienwiese is also used for festivals like the Frühlingsfest in spring or the Tollwood in winter.

How to get to the Theresienwiese

At Theresienwiese you can get easily by public transport, car or coach. From the histoic center it takes about 20 minutes by feet to get there. Very near is the central station with a lot of hotels and hostels.