Festive start to the opening of the Oktoberfest

Parade of the Oktoberfest landlords and breweries 2024

When the Oktoberfest tent owners take the beer to the Theresienwiese, the people of Munich know: Oktoberfest season is here again! With festively decorated wagons and brewery carriages, the landlords move to the festival area on Saturday, September 21 2024 at 10.45 am.

München Tourismus, Jan Saurer

Traditional starting date: the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest

The parade of the landlords marks the official start of Oktoberfest. It takes place on the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest, before the famous “O'zapft is!” at noon. This is followed by the traditional costume and hunters’ parade at 10 am on Sunday, September 22, 2024.

The parade route

The march usually starts in Josephspitalstraße behind Sendlinger Tor, moves on to Sonnenstraße and turns left into Schwanthaler Straße. Here it goes straight on to Bavariaring, from where it goes directly onto Wirtsbudenstraße and into the respective marquees. In 2023, a total of about 1000 participants took part in the festive procession. While the Oktoberfest guests were eagerly awaiting the kick-off in the tents, selfies with the floats and horse-drawn carriages were diligently taken outside. At 12 o'clock on the dot, the Lord Mayor opened the Oktoberfest in the Schottenhamel Festhalle with the traditional "O'zapft is".

Route: Josephspitalstraße - Eastern Sonnenstraße - Schwanthalerstraße - Hermann-Lingg-Straße - Bavariaring - Theresienwiese - Wirtsbudenstraße

Stands offer the best view

The parade can be seen from the roadside (note, do not arrive by car as there are no parking spaces). If you prefer to watch the spectacle seated, you can reserve seats in one of the stands erected along the parade route. You can find the stands with the best views of the parade of Wiesn landlords and breweries here:

  • Sonnenstraße in front of Hausbank
  • Sonnenstraße in front of Lindberg
  • Sonnenstraße on the grass verge

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