Munich Oktoberfest Information, Accommodation and Tours
The Munich Oktoberfest is the world's largest Volksfest featuring both a beer festival and a travelling carnival. This orginal Oktoberfest, known to some international visitors as the Beerfest, is the world's largest fair. This year Oktoberfest will be no exception! With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture. Think Disneyland for people of adult age. Think must do!
Munich's Oktoberfest began life as a wedding for the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig to princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen (hence the name of the Theresienwiese) on October 12, 1810 and attended by the local community. Today the Munich Beerfest traditionally takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October with Oktoberfest 2020 starting on Saturday, 19th of September until Sunday, 4th of October. Read on about the history of the Munich Oktoberfest.
Oktoberfest DatesOktoberfest 2023 : Saturday, 16th of September to Tuesday, 3rd of October
Oktoberfest 2024 : Saturday, 21st of September to Sunday, 6th of October
Oktoberfest 2025 : Saturday, 20th of September to Sunday, 5th of October
Oktoberfest 2026 : Saturday, 19th of September to Sunday, 4th of October
Oktoberfest 2027 : Saturday, 18th of September to Sunday, 3rd of October
Getting to Munich for Oktoberfest
With literally millions of people turning up for Oktoberfest, Munich becomes a very busy place. Even though Munich is a major tourist destination and European transport hub, available accommodation and flights become non-existent prior to the opening day of Oktoberfest.
One of the easiest ways to enjoy Oktoberfest is to join one of the many Oktoberfest Tours on offer. With your accommodation and transport taken care of all there is for you to do is to enjoy the Munich Oktoberfest.
For flights to Munich go to opodo.com for a look at most major airlines. For train travel to Munich from throughout Eurpoe head to bahn.de for information and timetables.
Oktoberfest Accommodation Options
Large range of Munich city centre hotel, hostel or pension options. All are within walking distance of the Oktoberfest grounds and book out very quickly.
Camping Thalkirchen is an institute in its own right and nearly as famous as the Munich Oktoberfest. Situated only a short shuttle ride from the Oktoberfest ground it makes for great value Oktoberfest accommodation. Included in the price of camping is hot and continental breakfast, regular shuttles to and from the Oktoberfest grounds, accommodation in either dorms or pre-erected tents. If you are staying over the weekend the price also includes a day trip to Dachau and Andechs.