Barrier-free fun of Oktoberfest for the old and young
The showmen and traders at Oktoberfest are glad to provide assistance as part of their service and will happily meet disabled customers’ needs. People with disabilities can also get involved at the Wiesn.
Barrier-free fun on the Ferris wheel, bumper cars etc.
Munich’s Oktoberfest has a particular attraction for people with disabilities. The large Ferris wheel, symbol of the Munich Wiesn, has a ramp which wheelchair and walking-frame users can use to access the two wheelchair-suitable gondolas without assistance.
Driving your own bumper car? The bumper car businesses Distel (Schaustellerstraße 17), Geier (“Bayern-Crash”, Wirtsbudenstraße 100) and Steinhart (Schaustellerstraße 1) invite you to enjoy their vehicles, equipped with ramps and hand-operated accelerators.
The ghost trains “Geisterpalast” (Straße 5, No. 3,), “Geisterschloss” (Schaustellerstraße 20) and “Fahrt zur Hölle” (Straße E, No. 4) also has barrier-free access.
“The Tower” (Straße 3, No. 5) offers a panoramic view of the Oktoberfest which disabled visitors can enjoy - thanks to barrier-free access via ramps and elevator to the 7th floor. The chair swing ride “Jules Verne Tower” (Schaustellerstraße 53) has an elevator to access the ride seats. The swing ride “Wellenflug” has ramp access. If you want to ride fast, you can also reach the "Freestyle" via a ramp..
For children with a disability: children using wheelchairs can access the children’s rides (“Babyflug”, Straße 3 Ost, No. 12 and Matthias-Pschorr- Straße 51, “Kinderkarussell” Straße 5, No. 22 and Schaustellerstraße 34) as well as “Kindertraumschleife” (Straße 4, No. 16), which is also fitted with a lap belt restraint system.
Barrier-free fun at the shooting, games and throwing galleries
Barrier-free access to the shooting and throwing galleries is enabled via ramps, according to the nature of the stand.
At the shooting galleries with a low counter (Schießhalle Eichel, Straße C, No. 2, Schießbude Kraus, Straße 3, No. 1, Schießbude „Globus“, Schaustellerstraße 10), wheelchair users can test their accuracy too.
At the “Altbayerisches Scherbenschießen” (mobile ramp, Schaustellerstraße 22) there is a rest for the rifle to reduce its weight and the staff can “teach” you how to shoot.
Barrier-free access to snack bars and beer serving points In these places
Barrier-free access to snack bars and beer serving points is enabled through ramps, according to the nature of the stand.
Wheelchair-appropriate tables where you can eat currywurst and so on, are available in the wurst restaurant “Zum Gaumenschmaus” (Wirtsbudenstraße 2), the “Crepes Stadl” (Wirtsbudenstraße 74), the “Baumstriezelstand” (Straße 1, No. 18), the “Kartoffelspezialitäten” (Wirtsbudenstraße 106), the “Schlemmerhaus” (Matthias-Pschorr-Straße 16), the “Suppenküche” (Straße 1, No. 5), “Beim Biermann” (Straße 1, No. 7), at the “Alten Brauhaus” (Matthias-Pschorr-Straße 54) as well as at the “Bierstüberl” (Schaustellerstraße 57).
Foldable tables at the right height for wheelchairs can be found, for example, at the Stehausschänken (“standing counters”) in Schaustellerstraße 507 and 520 and at the “Fischbraterei Berger” (Wirtsbudenstraße 59).
To facilitate access for disabled customers, lower counters are provided at “Brotzeitalm” (Straße 3 Ost, No. 6), the “Winter Fischhaus” (Wirtsbudenstraße 1) and the “Kartoffel-Hüttn” (Matthias-Pschorr-Straße 24).
You can have your gingerbread-heart souvenir personalized at the “Herzmalerei” Schaustellerstraße 50, which has a low counter.
Disabled restrooms can be found at the following stands serving beer: “Zum Biermann” (Straße 1 No. 7), “Weißbierkarussell Fahrenschon” (Wirtsbudenstraße 116), “Weißbierausschank” (Straße 4 Ost, No. 4), “Altes Brauhaus” (Matthias-Pschorr-Straße 51), “Bierausschank Kollmann” (Straße E, No. 11), “Bierstüberl Kübler” (Schaustellerstraße 57).