(Also known as the “Grand Entry of the Oktoberfest Landlords and Breweries”) on the Saturday at the start of the festival. Beer-makers on colorful brewery wagons travel from the city center (Sonnenstrasse) to the festival meadow.
Pace your drinking
The first weekend of the festival is the most rowdy.
Sit down if you want a beer
You pay special tokens to get your beer (sold in each tent) and you’re more likely to be served if you’re sitting.
The must drink beer tents
Hofbrauhaus, Augustiner, Hippodrome and Schottenhamel.
Bring the family on Tuesday
It’s Family Day with reduced prices for the Fair.
As much as it’s a beer festival, it’s also a food festival. After the bratwurst and pretzels, spoil yourself with some pork knuckles.
Fly directly into (MUC). There is plenty of accommodation from shared dorm rooms to luxurious hotels. Just book early. With almost 7 million visitors vying for accommodations, it gets tight!