Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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Historical Oktoberfest in the southern part of Theresienwiese

Oide Wiesn 2022: These were the innovations, tents and showmen

The nostalgic "Oide Wiesn" with tents, historic rides and booths will be back at the Oktoberfest in 2022. The folk singer's tent Schützenlisl® is a new addition. What else is on offer from September 17 to October 3 on the festival grounds in the southern part of the Theresenwiese.
Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner presents the innovations at the press conference • Photo: Rico Güttich

Premiere for the Schützenlisl®, Volksfest world in the museum tent and what else was new in 2022

With the tent Schützenlisl® of the Stiftl innkeeper family, a new folk singer tent celebrated its premiere at the Oidn Wiesn 2022. The music program has been put together by presenter and expert on pub music Traudi Siferlinger. The first keg was tapped by cabaret artist Monika Gruber. In the museum tent, the special exhibition this time was about ghost trains. The Volksfestwelt, a funfair with miniature 1:12 models, was also on display there for the first time. Children and young people could ride penny-farthings in the Velodrom. On the new historic bowling alley, guests could clear all nines and all musicians* among the guests could play on the cabaret stage with freely available instruments.

Calypso Calypso • Photo: Sebastian Lehner

What makes the Oide Wiesn so special: Nostalgic rides for 1 euro

Since the anniversary celebration in 2010, the Oide Wiesn has been present at the Oktoberfest and it is hard to imagine the festival without it. Three large festival tents (Festzelt Tradition, Herzkasperlzelt and Schützenlisl®) with a customs program and the museum tent are located on the festival grounds in the southern part of the Theresienwiese. Fans of historic rides will find real showman nostalgia at the Oidn Wiesn. Here, the "Kettenflieger Kalb" from 1919 rotates, the "Dicke Berta" puts muscular strength to the test, and the "Fahrt ins Paradies" (Ride to Paradise) over hill and dale or the 1950s hit "Calypso" awaken Volksfest memories. Classics such as the ship swing and children's carousel round out the offerings, along with historic throwing and shooting booths. All rides can be ridden for just one euro. An entrance fee of 4 euros per person (15 years and older) is required to enter the enclosed area. From 9 p.m., admission is free.

New at the Oidn Wiesn 2022: The folk singer tent Schützenlisl® of the innkeeper family Stiftl

New at the Oidn Wiesn 2022 was the folk singer tent Schützenlisl® of the innkeeper family Stiftl. In their tent the tradition of the legendary folk singer greats such as Weiß Ferdl, Bally Prell, Hans Blädel takes up a lot of space. Traudi Siferlinger, BR presenter and inn music expert, has put together the very high quality musical program. Singing along is expressly desired, there are even song booklets to take home. The Bavarian actress and cabaret artist Monika Gruber was on tap for the Wiesn tapping 2022. The menu includes specialties from the in-house butchery, fair trade products, as well as vegetarian and vegan delicacies, all specialties from the region that bear the Bavarian organic seal or the "Geprüfte Qualität Bayern" seal. The beer served is Augustiner from wooden barrels in stone mugs and wheat beer from Hacker Pschorr.

Tent: 1,384 seats
Garden: 400 seats
Festival hosts: Christine and Lorenz Stiftl

Pärchen im Herzkasperlzelt Pärchen im Herzkasperlzelt • Photo: Sebastian Lehner

The Herzkasperl tent: Young folk music

The Herzkasperl festival tent of Munich's folk culture award winner and landlord of the traditional Fraunhofer restaurant, Josef "Beppi" Bachmaier, is the tent of the musicians. Imaginative, witty, intercultural and sometimes rebellious: this is where the young folk music scene meets. In the mornings and evenings, amateurs can also perform on the stage in the beer garden. On the dance floors in the tent and in the garden you can shake a leg, whether Zwiefacher or freestyle. Cabaret artist Maxi Schafroth takes over the tapping in the marquee. The name of the marquee is a tribute to Munich actor and cabaret artist Jörg Hube and alludes to the "Wiesn madness" over on the Oktoberfest grounds. The kitchen offers classic Bavarian delicacies, as well as vegetarian and vegan specialties and organic chicken.

Tent: 1,748 seats
Garden: 1,136 seats
Landlord: Josef Bachmaier

Festzelt Tradition Festzelt Tradition • Photo: Katy Spichal

Festival tent Tradition: Bavarian customs

The Tradition tent operated by the Winklhofer and Wieser host families focuses on brass band music and performances by Bavarian traditional costume societies. Served is Augustiner Wiesn noble from the wooden barrel in the typical Keferloher. In the soda garden with its own children's toilets and diaper-changing facilities, children can tap unlimited soda from the soda fountain for one euro. On the second Monday of the Wiesn, September 26, Festzelt Tradition revives the "Bricklayers' Monday" of days gone by as "Craftsmen's Monday." No matter what craft they come from, guests who visit the tent in their professional attire will be invited between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for two Weißwürste and a small pretzel. No minimum consumption is required for reservations in the Tradition tent.

Tent: 5,000 seats
Garden: 3,000 seats
Limogarten: 162 seats
Landlords: Toni & Christine Winklhofer and Peter & Margot Wieser

Velodrom im Museumszelt Velodrom im Museumszelt • Photo: Katy Spichal

The museum tent with velodrome and "Volksfestwelt"

The history of the Oktoberfest comes alive in the Museum Tent belonging to the "Historische Gesellschaft Bayerischer Schausteller e.V." (Historical Society of Bavarian Showmen). Exhibits from the "Münchner Schausteller-Stiftung" (Munich Showmen Foundation), whose collection is housed in the Munich City Museum, invite visitors on a journey through the past. From the Munich Show Jumping Carousel from 1945, a replica of the Velodrome, to the unique Stork caravan from 1952/53, which was used as an office by the Oktoberfest press office for many years, there is much to discover.

Special exhibition in the Museum Tent 2022: "New Ghosts Have Arrived".
2022's year's special exhibition in the Museum Tent provided a behind-the-scenes look at the ghost trains. Treasures from the Munich City Museum were complemented by private loans. A large selection of unique and extra-scary ghosts, facade parts and other creepy accessories from the period 1947 to 1975, were presented to the public again after years of sleeping beauty. They come from the fundus of the city museum and from private possession. Photos show where the ghosts were used and information was also provided about their biographies.

2022 new in the Velodrom: High-bikes for children and teenagers
In the "Humorous Velodrome" of the Museum Tent, the joke bikes, for example with offset axle or arm drive, can be tried out. In 2022, for the first time, suitable penny-farthings were available for children and young people. In the old style, a commander commented on the action on the track. The Velodrom is one of the oldest amusement rides and was built at the Wiesn from 1901 to 1962.

"Volksfestwelt" in 2022: Festival world in mini format
Hans-Heiner Ruoff was a gifted tinkerer and responsible for the electrical system at the fair in Hadmar in the Westerwald. He has recreated the highlights of "his" funfair on a scale of 1:12. He reconstructed 15 models, from the Ferris wheel to the children's carousel, true to detail from scrap metal and bulky waste collections. The filigree miniatures have been in the possession of the Historische Gesellschaft Bayerischer Schausteller e.V. since 2020. On the occasion of the 100th birthday of the builder, the family Heiner and Monika Ruoff had arranged for the donation. In 2022, they were exhibited in the Museum Tent for the first time.

Children's program in the Museum Tent: Who will get the Wiesn diploma?
Mondays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., children ages 6 and up can have fun with face painting, balloon art or cycling in the velodrome in the Museum Tent; participation is free, and school classes are welcome). Guided tours of the Oide Wiesn will also be offered. At the information booth of the Förderverein für Bairische Sprache und Dialekte e.V. (www.fbsd.de), children can test their knowledge of Bavarian in a search game and learn a lot about the history of carnival at the same time. Those who successfully answer all the questions in the search game about the Oide Wiesn will receive the Wiesn diploma and can look forward to a small prize.

  • The Museum Tent is open from 10 am to 10 pm. Admission is free, and participation in the children's program is free. More information about the Museum Tent: www.historische-gesellschaft-bayerischer-schausteller.bayern

Since 2022: cabaret stage on the bowling alley

Musicians who wander around the Oide Wiesn without an instrument can access the stage of the "Historische Kegelbahn" (Historical Bowling Alley): Here, instruments are available for them to play. Skittles fans will also enjoy the musical entertainment. Anton Gruber, the "Praterwirt," was allowed to present "people's amusements" for the first time at the Oktoberfest in 1818, and was the only business to do so: Swings, carousels with wooden horses and - bowling alleys. 200 years later, guests can once again clear all nines on the new classic-historical bowling alley, this time next to the Museum Tent. The projectiles are set up in the target room with a rope-pull mechanism built according to historical models. The bowling alley is inclusive: sporty wheelchair users may also try their hand at bowling, and a ramp ensures problem-free watching for people with disabilities. For children, who can play with special children's balls, the fun is free, adults pay 2.50 euros for three shots. The bowling alley can also be booked by groups for half an hour, Enable JavaScript to view protected content..
More information about the Historic Bowling Alley on Instagram: @historische_kegelbahn

Show booth "Jungle Demons" with folk music

In the afternoon, various folk music groups play in the parade of the "Jungle Demons" show booth, and you can enjoy a snack from the historic sausage fryer. Or you can watch the hustle and bustle of the fair from the museum garden on the open-air grounds, listen to the sound of the fairground organs and marvel at the exhibition of historic bulldogs and tractors. The cinema in front of the tent shows historical footage and films about the Oktoberfest.

70 years of Oktoberfest poster: Purchase exclusive reprints

Since 1952, the City of Munich has held a competition for the Oktoberfest poster. The winning motif advertises the Oktoberfest on posters, the Internet, and social media, and can be found on the official collector's beer stein and other licensed items. The complete poster series is on display in the Museum Tent. Exclusive reprints of the Oktoberfest posters (1952 to 2018) can be purchased at the "Museumsstandl" for 12 euros per poster.

Eingang der Oidn Wiesn Eingang der Oidn Wiesn • Photo: Sebastian Lehner

The Oide Wiesn at a glance: Admission prices and opening hours

All data refer to the Oide Wiesn at Oktoberfest 2022.

  • Area: 3.5 hectares on the southern part of the Theresienwiese.
  • Admission: 4 euros per person (free admission after 9 p.m.!). Free admission for children up to 14 years of age and for severely disabled persons from 50 percent with a valid severely disabled pass, as well as free admission for accompanying persons upon presentation of a severely disabled pass with a B visa.
  • Rides: 1 euro, the ticket includes free admission to the cultural program of the festival tents.
  • Hours of operation:
    Fairgrounds: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
    Showmen: 10 - 22.30 h (on the opening day 12 - 22.30 h)
    Festival tents: 10 - 22.30 (serving times: 10 - 21.30, music times: 10 - 21.30)
  • Beer price: 12,60 - 13,40 Euro (2019: 10,80 - 11,40 Euro)