Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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The midday Wiesn: Early at Oktoberfest

Save money at the Wiesn from morning till early afternoon

A midday visit to the Wiesn has many advantages. It’s more comfortable than the afternoon and evening hours, and what’s more, many Wiesn hosts offer a cheaper lunch menu. A fine thing for connoisseurs and families, especially during the week!

Open tables, fair prices: Lunch in the beer tent

Of course there’s no yawning emptiness at the Wiesn, even at midday, but it is more relaxed than later in the day. For this reason, the Wiesn at midday is especially popular with families. Even without a reservation — at least during the week — you have a good chance of getting a free table in one of the tents or beer gardens, and can enjoy the delicacies of the lunch menu there at lower prices. And after lunch you can have fun together on the rides without having to wait in long lines.

Which festival tents participate and what they offer

Most tents offer a different lunch every day and are anything but unimaginative. Hearty, home-style food is served here as well as light, vegetarian cuisine. But on Fridays you have to take a closer look. Some tents only offer the Midday Wiesn service from Monday to Thursday, but not on Friday, which is the day with the most visitors and the highest turnover, and also not on weekends.

All lunch offers in the Oktoberfest app

The best overview of all the lunch offerings at Oktoberfest can be found in the official Oktoberfest app by the City of Munich: The offerings by tents large and small are updated daily on the News feed. Click here to download for iOS and Android.