Oktoberfest - ein Fest der Landeshauptstadt München
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What's new at Oktoberfest 2022

Oktoberfest 2022: Novelties of the showmen and tents

The Oktoberfest fascinates with its mixture of tradition and modernity. That's why it changes every year and always offers all visitors something new to discover. New festival tents are being set up, existing tents are being given new hosts - and things are also happening with the rides and fairground businesses: These are the innovations at Oktoberfest 2022!
Circus Circus Circus Circus • Photo: Anette Göttlicher

360°-gondolas and archery: fun for the whole family

Munich has the Oktoberfest again: On Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 12 p.m. it’s finally time to say “Ozapft is!” again.

After a three-year break, the anticipation is even greater than usual - and of course curiosity too: what's new at the Wiesn this year? Two new highlights await Oktoberfest visitors in the showmen’s area:

  • The Circus-Circus is the perfect family carousel, each of the twelve gondolas can accommodate up to four passengers. Attention, hold on! The brakes on the gondola suspension release and the gondolas now swing freely up to 360 degrees. Then the pace picks up and the lift arms begin to rise and fall in a wave motion.
  • The “Jungle Archery” shooting shop is also new in the showman area this year. Maximum concentration is required if you try to hit the bull's eye. Aim, insert the arrow, concentrate and let go.
Münchner Stubn Münchner Stubn • Photo: Anette Göttlicher

Three new Oktoberfest tents this year

Oktoberfest visitors can also look forward to three new tents in 2022:

  • The Pschorrbräu-Festhalle Bräurosl is completely new and was the first to be built this year. As host, Peter Reichert welcomes the guests for the first time.
  • There is a new tent at the chicken roastery called "Münchner Stubn". Kathrin Wickenhäuser-Egger and Alexander Egger are looking forward to their Wiesn guests for the first time this year.
  • The Volkssänger tent gets a new host at the Oidn Wiesn. In future it will be managed by the host family Stiftl under the name
  • Volkssängerzelt Schützenlisl® operated.

The "Wiesn Insel Cocktailbar" by Angela Zettl-Nikolic is also new in the gastro area. The cocktail stand with a Caribbean flair became in
Built in containers, it offers a variety of cocktails and organic drinks.

Wiesn boss Clemens Baumgärtner is looking forward to the Oktoberfest 2022 • Photo: Rico Güttich

The Oktoberfest 2022 in numbers

The festival site covers an area of 34.5 hectares. A total of 487 businesses were approved for the Wiesn this year, including 145 from the catering trade, 180 showmen's shops and 2,189 market traders. Around 13,000 people work at the Oktoberfest this year.

The 17 festival halls together offer around 120,000 seats. Here the special Oktoberfest beers from the six major Munich breweries Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Spaten and Hofbräu are served with an original gravity of around 13 percent.

180 rides, show and amusement shops are available for fun at the Wiesn. Typical of the Oktoberfest is the special mixture of high-tech and nostalgia. In addition to spectacular large rides, there are also traditional companies. Around 90 percent of the fairground businesses have their roots in the 19th century.

Green electricity, organic delicacies and more: That's how environmentally friendly the Oktoberfest is

With a well thought-out ecological concept, the Wiesn is also an exemplary major event from an environmental point of view. The largest folk festival in the world attaches great importance to environmentally friendly and ecologically relevant measures: These include waste reduction, water recycling, use of M-green electricity and delicacies from certified organic cultivation and species-appropriate animal husbandry. As early as 1997, the Oktoberfest was awarded the federal project prize for "environmental guidelines for major events", the so-called "eco-Oscar".

Opening hours and family days

The Oktoberfest 2022 starts on September 17th at 12 noon and ends on October 3rd with the end of operations.

On the opening day, large and medium-sized gastronomic businesses are allowed to sell non-alcoholic drinks (no non-alcoholic beer) and small dishes from 10 a.m.

  • Monday to Friday the tents open at 10am and close at 11:30pm.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 3.10. the bar starts at 9 a.m., the curfew is at 11:30 p.m.
  • In the large festival halls, the last beer and the last music will be at 10:30 p.m.
  • In the small tents, such as chicken roasting, snack and café tents, serving and music only ends at 11 p.m.

The shops open daily from 9 a.m. and are usually open until 11.30 p.m. On Fridays, Saturdays and the third Sunday, October 2nd, they do not close until midnight. On the opening day, they are open from 12 p.m. to midnight.

The Oide Wiesn opens daily from 10 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. with music and bar closing at 9.30 p.m. The Oide Wiesn closes at 11 p.m.

Two family days, which take place on the two Tuesdays, offer good opportunities for an inexpensive stroll through the Wiesn. Here there are
Reduced travel, entry and sales prices.