Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
Photo: Anette Göttlicher

Construction site tour

Behind the scenes of the Oktoberfest

• Anette Göttlicher
The Theresienwiese is closed to the public until 21 September 2019. But if you take part in a construction site tour, you can visit the site exclusively and experience the Oktoberfest construction yourself!
• Photo: Anette Göttlicher

From the first Oktoberfest in 1810 to the newest tent

The participants in the construction site tour will be equipped with a warning vest and yellow helmet, then they will head off to the newest tent of the Wiesn, the Marstall festival tent with its magnificent quadriga, which is currently being mounted on the gable. A suitable place to hear about the history of the Oktoberfest, in which horses play an important role. The stories of the individual festival tents are also told - for example, you can find out which one is the oldest.

• Photo: Anette Göttlicher

How does the construction work? And what about the Aloisius?

A tour guide from the city of Munich takes a stroll with you on the exciting construction site. While the participants learn what the six Munich breweries on the Wiesn are all about and why the Oide Wiesn (nostalgic Oktoberfest) is so popular, the construction workers continue to saw, transport, hammer and set up. Finally, there's an insider story about the angel Aloisius: The participants learn what the poor (or lucky) guy is thrown at each year in the Hofbräuzelt.

• Photo: Anette Göttlicher

More information about the Wiesn construction site tour and registration

Would you like to take a look behind the scenes of the city's most beautiful construction site and learn a lot about the Wiesn? There's still a chance in August! All information about the dates, the procedure, prices and registration options can be found here at Munich Tourism.