Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Wirtshaus im Schichtl

Wiesn tradition since 1869

It’s all happening at the Schichtl: The festival tent with a legendary theater stage has something to offer all day long – from an early morning pint, lunch or children’s meals, to the traditional Wiesn party in the evening. Buy ticket

What’s special: The healthiest place to eat at the Wiesn

If you value organic food, especially when it comes to the many meat dishes, this is the place for you. The Schichtl sources its quality foods exclusively from the certified eco-farm, Herrmannsdorfer, from Glonn in the south-east of Munich.

The audience: gourmets with black humor

Guests of the Schichtl are gourmets who require that even their “last meal” is made with ecologically farmed ingredients. You might want to observe the hourly spectacle with a pinch of black humor. The colorful mixture of locals and visitors do just that happily and in large numbers.

The menu: hearty food and game

The menu offers a wide and changing variety of meat and vegetarian dishes every day, including savory dishes, game dishes and desserts, such as weisswurst, venison goulash, hirtenspätzle and kaiserschmarrn. A special menu is available for kids all week long, and between 10 am and 12 noon from Monday to Friday, you can enjoy a morning pint at the Schichtl during the authentic Munich weisswurst breakfast.

Only here: daily decapitations

Since 1869, dozens of people have lost their heads at the Schichtl during the Wiesn — a gruesome yet entertaining practice that has survived over the generations. The “decapitation of a live person by guillotine on a brightly lit public stage” is celebrated 25 times a day. This ritual is one of the oldest Wiesn traditions and it is almost as old as drinking at breakfast, and much older than the closing of the beer tents.

Wirtshaus im Schichtl: Reservation, Seats, Music, Beer and Contact

HostManfred Schauer
PhoneFrom 10 September: +49 (0)89 50 077 285 (Mo-Fr. 11am - 4pm)
Fax+49 (0)89 759 64 53
Capacity213 sitting and 102 standing
SpecialityOrganic quality from eco-farmer Herrmannsdorfer and hourly beheadings
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.