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New in the beer tents at the Oktoberfest 2019

Oktoberfest novelties: Changes in the beer tents

The popular big and small festival tents still await you with great music, delicacies and a unique folk festival atmosphere. But in 2019 there will also be new offers - from the bavarian card game "Schafkopf" to a candy manufactory. They were presented today...

The traditional Schafkopf card game

What embodies the Bavarian way of life more than the card game Schafkopf? After last year's success, this year the card game will again take place in the Armbrustschützenzelt, one of the Big festival tents. For the first time there will even be a Schafkopf tournament in 2019 on Thursday, 3.10., 10:15 to 15:30 o'clock in the box "Rehbock". 160 players can participate - you can register from the beginning of August. The first three tournament winners will each receive an Oktoberfest table with chicken and beer. All participants will be entered into a draw to win a place on the Armbrustschützenzelt's waggon at the traditional Oktoberfest host's entrance in 2020. The tournament proceeds from the entry fee of 20 Euro per person will be donated to social projects.

Schafkopf - just for fun

If you just want to head over and play Schafkopf for fun, you can stop by in the "Rehbock" box on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Experts will even reveal tips and tricks. No matter whether individually or in fixed round, everyone may participate, who knows how to play the Schafkopf game. In order to secure a place in the box "Rehbock", a reservation on www.armbrustschuetzenzelt.de/reservierung is recommended.

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Craftsmen's Monday in the beer tent "Tradition"

There's a highlight for craftsmen in the Festzelt Tradition: the "bricklayer Monday" of past days comes to life as the "craftsman Monday". If you are a carpenter, bricklayer, chef, gardener or baker and visit the tent wearing your work clothes, you will be invited on the second Oktoberfest Monday, 30.9., from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., to a traditional Bavarian meal - two white sausages and a small pretzel.

Miniature folk festival in the museum's tent

The museum's tent on the Oide Wiesn has several novelties to offer this year: The special exhibition, the "German Showman Museum", displays a large diorama of a fair, which was crafted by the showman Franz Lambrecht (1923-1984) after original models in the scale 1:10 or smaller. Admire, for example, a wheel of fortune, throwing and lottery booths and a magnificent two-storey horse carousel in miniature format!

Candies and bowling like in the good old days

But there's more to see: In the candy factory with its 100-year-old candy roller and lollipop machine, the candy makers produce sweets in cherry, eucalyptus and honey flavours in the museum tent. Twelve different types of liquorice round off the offer. Even the sales car, built in 1938, has been preserved in its original condition.

In addition, a new classic bowling alley awaits you in front of the museum's tent. No matter if you come alone or in groups - here you can clear all the nines. For children who can play with special children's balls, the fun is free, adults pay 2.50 euros for three shots.