Information for Oktoberfest visitors with children

Are baby carriages and buggies allowed?

The biggest Volksfest in the world is not just a highlight for adults: children enjoy the Oktoberfest too. There are a few rules and tips, however, to make the visit to Oktoberfest a great experience for the whole family.


Buggies, push chairs and diaper bags

Buggies and push chairs are allowed into the Oktoberfest site, as long as it’s not too full already: Until 6 pm you can feel free to use a buggy in the grounds. Exceptions are the Saturdays and the public holiday (on October 3rd): On these days buggies etc. may not be taken into the grounds at all. You can deposit your push chair at the entrances around the venue.

Please note: The maximum size of bags which can be brought into the Wiesn also applies to diaper bags, which may be up to 3 liters in volume or no bigger than 20 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm (approx. 8 in x 6 in x 4 in).

Taking children into the beer tent – is that allowed?

In principle: yes! In the mornings and the afternoons, especially during the week, there is nothing to stop you bringing them into one of the large or small tents for a cozy lunch. This is where Oktoberfest shows its best side as a Volksfest and you can experience true Bavarian comfort. The rules are as follows: Children under 6 years old are not permitted in the beer tents after 8 pm – even accompanied by their parents, including in the Oide Wiesn. After 8 pm children and young people under 16 can only remain on site at Oktoberfest if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Beer can be served to young people from 16 years old – but they will have to have proof of age.

München Tourismus, Jan Saurer
Kinder unter sechs Jahren dürfen sich – auch wenn die Eltern dabei sind – nach 20 Uhr nicht mehr in Bierzelten aufhalten, auch nicht auf der Oidn Wiesn.