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.

Vier Mädchen im Dirndl auf dem Oktoberfest

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.

Familie mit zwei Kleinkindern im Festzelt Tradition
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.