Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Oktoberfest opening times

Beer tents, stalls and fairground hours

When is the tapping of the barrel, what time does the music play till in the tents and what time is the last call? How long in the evening can you admire the Wiesn from above in the Ferris wheel? All the important opening times for the Oktoberfest. The 188th Oktoberfest will take place from September 16, 2023 at the Theresienwiese. The Oktoberfest ends on the first Sunday in October. However, it can also be extended by the public holiday ( October 3), which falls on Tuesday in 2023. We will publish the dates for 2023 here shortly.

Beer tent opening times

On the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest, September 17, 2022, the tents will open at 9 a.m., non-alcoholic beverages (except beer) will be available from 10 a.m., and at 12 noon it will be time to "Ozapft is! With the tapping, the Wiesn is officially opened!

  • Monday through Friday, the tents open at 10 a.m. and close at 11:30 p.m.
  • On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, beer is served at 9 a.m., and the last beer tapping is at 11:30 p.m.
  • In the big tents the last beer and the last music is at 10:30. p.m.
  • In the small tents, such as chicken fryers, snack and café tents, the last beer and music is at 11 pm.

Exceptions: The Käfer Wiesn-Schänke and Kuffler’s Weinzelt (wine tent) are open till 1 am, last call here is at 12.30 am.

Fish sandwiches, balloons and Wiesn hearts: The stalls

2022, the sales booths were also be allowed to open as early as 9 a.m. during the week.

  • On the first Saturday of the Wiesn the stalls open at 9 a.m. and remain open until midnight.
  • From Monday to Thursday, opening hours start between 9 and 10 a.m. and end at 11:30 p.m.
  • Fridays between 9 and 10 am until midnight.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to midnight
  • On the 1st and 2nd Sunday and on the holiday (3/10) from 9 am to 11:30 pm.
  • On Sunday, 2.10. is open from 9 am to midnight.

Fairground rides and showmen

Ferris wheel, Toboggan, Hau den Lukas or Teufelsrad: On the first day, the attractions are open from midday to midnight. Sundays to Thursdays you can ride the roller-coaster, enjoy the view from the Ferris wheel or be scared in the ghost train from 9 am to 11.30 pm at night, on Fridays and Saturdays as well as on the October 2nd (the eve before the public holiday) till midnight.

Oide Wiesn (Old Oktoberfest) opening times

Oide Wiesn has its own area in the south of the festival grounds, and is open every day from 10 am to 11 pm.
Beer is served daily from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Oidn Wiesn, and you can enjoy the historic rides from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
On the opening day, 17/9 the serving of beer and the fairground rides start at 12 o'clock.

The 2 family days at the Wiesn

On the 2 Tuesdays there are the official family days at Oktoberfest: They both last till 7 pm. In the tents there are reduced prices and menu deals for children and families and many rides and stalls offer reduced prices on these days. Simply look out for the signs “Familientag” or “Kindertag”.