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Marstall Festzelt: Reservation, atmosphere, history

Delicacies in a cozy Wiesn living room

Marstall Festzelt: Reservation, atmosphere, history

Delicacies in a cozy Wiesn living room

Lovingly decorated, good food, and friendly service make up the charm of the youngest of the large Wiesn tents. Caution, party people: No one gets on the benches until 4:00 p.m.

What’s special: stylish Art Nouveau ambiance to feel good in

The colorful Art Nouveau façade gives a preview of the stylish interior of the marquee. Inside, a mixture of Bavarian coziness and exuberant atmosphere awaits you, with Spaten and Franziskaner beer being served. During the day, families get their money’s worth. You can relax with good music and a menu that makes your mouth water. Only in the evening can you experience the exuberant party atmosphere here. Experience has shown that the big bar at the back of the balcony is the most crowded.

The history: the youngest Wiesn tent also embodies tradition

As the successor to the Hippodrome, the Marstall has had a firm place at the Oktoberfest since 2014. The tent design was inspired by the history of the Wiesn with its close connection to horses. “Marstall” used to be the name for the Royal Riding School, and in 1810 a horse race was held on the Theresienwiese in honor of the royal bride and groom: the date of Oktoberfest’s birth. The eye-catching decorative horses distributed throughout the tent are a reminder of this.

The audience: a tent for families, celebrating done in the evenings!

It’s a matter close to the festival host’s heart: everyone should feel at home in the Marstall. The beer garden (with lots of heating units!) and festival tent are particularly family-friendly. Free aisles, plenty of changing tables, and a menu for the little ones make the Marstall an ideal family tent. During the day, people meet here for cozy chats over beer sets decorated with tablecloths before the party begins in the evening. Reservations are made during the week for lunch and dinner, while on the weekends there are three time windows: morning, afternoon, and evening.

The music: from hearty to iconic

The music carousel with its rotating horses is an absolute eye-catcher in the tent. From here, visitors are supplied with varied music by two different bands. For midday on the Wiesn, there are feel-good hits from the “Pepi Kugler Band,” which covers a wide spectrum from brass music to party songs. Things start heating up at 6:00 p.m. with the “Münchner Zwietracht.” As a traditional Oktoberfest band, the ensemble shows a fine sense of what the audience wants to hear. Many webcam viewers like to switch to the Marstall live, mainly because of Münchner Zwietracht.

The menu: veal specialties and Wiesn classics

The Marstall has traditional Wiesn dishes such as chicken or ox roast, but also unusual delicacies such as fawn’s back with chanterelles and giant black tiger prawns. Very popular is the homemade “Kaiserschmarrn” (sugared pancakes) with plums and apple sauce. Special offers have been devised for children and seniors. There’s also a selection of certified organic, vegetarian, and vegan dishes, such as homemade quinoa and chickpea patties. Add to that a tasty Wiesn beer by the Spaten brewery or a delicious Franziskaner — Cheers!

For backseat drivers: Quadriga as a thank-you

At the top of the tent is the Quadriga, which consists of four trotting and ascending horses and a Bavaria. The figure, which was made together with the music carousel in Dresden, is also a symbol of gratitude from festival host Siegfried Able to his wife and two daughters. The horse figure is illuminated in the evening and is one of the many eye-catchers on the Wiesn.

Marstall Festzelt: Reservation, Seats, Music, Beer and Contact

Host(s)Siegfried and Sabine Able and family
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CapacityCapacity 3,200 plus 230 standing
Capacity (outdoors)Capacity (outdoors) 882
BeerAlc. 5.9 % vol., 13.7 % wort
MusicMidday: Pepi Kugler Band. Evenings: Münchner Zwietracht
SpecialityCozy festival tent, unique art nouveau ambiance
Important: Non-updated information on this page refers to Oktoberfest 2019. There was no Oktoberfest in 2020, neither was in 2021 due to the Corona pandemic.