The hearts of Oktoberfest fans will soar on the third floor.
A visit to the Stadtmuseum in Munich is always worthwhile. On St. Jakob’s Square in the heart of the city, you can visit a wealth of events, special and permanent exhibitions, including the permanent exhibition ‘Puppentheater/Schaustellerei’ [puppet theater/showmanship]. Fans of Oktoberfest will get their money’s worth on the third floor. Here, you can view wonderful historical exhibits in relation to the Munich Oktoberfest. ‘Schichtl’ is a particular highlight. Since 1869, in this curious, historical theater more than 25 visitors to Oktoberfest have lost their heads daily. And as you would expect from real ‘public entertainment à la by-gone days’, this gruesome spectacle is accentuated by all manner of joking and funny sayings. The guillotine used to make visitors a foot shorter can also be admired at the Stadtmuseum in Munich.