Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Oktoberfest without alcohol

If you prefer to enjoy Oktoberfest without alcohol, you’ll have a large selection of drinks to choose from

Hearty beer consumption isn’t the focus of Oktoberfest for every guest. Some just don’t like the popular amber nectar, while others may still have to drive, are too young, or don’t drink alcohol in general. Other beverage options and prices can be found here.

Quench your thirst with mineral water

There are tents like the Schottenhamel, where a pour of water costs around nine euros. In other tents like the Augustiner Festzelt, you’ll pay around ten euros. In the Schützen-Festzelt and many other tents, thirsty water-drinkers will even be charged almost 11 euros and up. In the Wine tent, you’ll have to set aside 13,20 euros for the bubbling, yet alcohol- and calorie-free pleasure.

This is what the other non-alcoholic drinks cost

There are also price increases for lemonade. Friends of the sweet drink and parents of children pay between 7.40 and 11.30 euros for the "Kracherl", depending on the tent. Who would like to drink Spezi, thus a mixture from Cola and orange lemonade, pays in the meantime in each tent over 9.80 euro. Conclusion: If you know which tent to go to, you can save money by opting for non-alcoholic beverages rather than Wiesn beer.

Water for the Wiesn hangover

The best remedy against intoxication and an aching head the day after is of course — and for everyone, no matter if you’re from Munich or Tokyo — drinking in moderation. Tip: Drink about half a liter of water for each beer!