Grab your lederhosen and dust off your dirndl!
Everything you need to know about the Oktoberfest 2019
The Munich Oktoberfest will be held for the 186th time from September 21 until October 6, 2019. The festival was first celebrated in the form of a horse race in 1810 to conclude the festivities marking the marriage of Ludwig of Bavaria with Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. Today’s Theresienwiese – known to many Bavarians simply as “die Wiesn” – was actually named after this fair bride.
There can be little doubt that the dimensions and festivities of today’s Oktoberfest – the world’s largest “Volksfest” and beer festival – have changed considerably over the course of its long history. Nowadays fourteen large beer tents and numerous smaller tents open their doors to visitors, ensuring a party atmosphere with plenty of beer, good food and upbeat music wherever you look.
Wiesn fashion: Our Oktoberfest blog
Here you can get the inside track to ensure you stay totally up to date with the latest Oktoberfest trends in our regularly updated Oktoberfest-Blog. This is where to come to keep your finger on the Wiesn pulse and ensure you don’t miss out on any Oktoberfest highlights. From the latest festival dress and biggest beerfest hits through to the places where celebs meet at the event – find out everything you need to know to enjoy the perfect Oktoberfest visit!
Program highlights from A to Z in our Oktoberfest Diary
Whether you want to witness the opening procession of the beer tent proprietors, the tapping of the first cask of beer, the cut-price family days or the legendary Gay Sunday in the Bräurosl tent, we have summarized all the top highlights for you in our Oktoberfest Diary 2019 !
The best ways to travel to the Oktoberfest 2019
Overflowing and expensive parking in and around Munich is not just likely during the popular weekends, it’s to be expected. In our „Travel Section“ you can find out how to avoid any travel nightmares during your trip and enjoy a stress-free Oktoberfest visit with MVV local public transport. With bus, rail and tram services all serving the event, everyone will find the perfect option for them.
We hope you have a carefree and light-hearted trip to the beer fest! Not reserved your table for the Oktoberfest 2019 yet? You can browse the latest offers here and secure some great seats in one of the fourteen large beer tents!