What’s special: the standing area under lots of hop vines
The Hofbräu-Festzelt isn’t just the largest festival hall on the Wiesn, it’s also the only tent with an area directly in front of the music platform where people can stand (and dance). It offers space for roughly 1,000 Oktoberfest visitors. For them and all other guests, several wreaths made of 12 hundredweight hop vines from the Holledau region are placed under the roof every year. The angel Aloisius - known from the satire “Ein Münchner im Himmel” (A Munich Man in Heaven) by Ludwig Thoma - is having enjoying himself between the wonderful hops. Angel Aloisius in the Hofbräuhaus is deep in his cups, instead of fulfilling his mission to deliver divine advice to the Bavarian state government.