After two years, the long-awaited Oktoberfest is back in full swing! Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event had been canceled for 2020 and 2021. But this highly-anticipated festival in Germany is prepped and ready to welcome all visitors later this year. With amazing food, attractions, and beer, there’s sure to be something in it for everyone. This guide will help you make the most of your Oktoberfest experience.
- When and where
Oktoberfest will take place at Theresienwiese in Munich, Germany from September 17 to October 3. Because of its popularity, getting to the festival will be no problem with more frequent public transport. The S-Bahn, U-Bahn, buses, and trams will get you to the centrally located Theresienwiese just in time.
Tip: download the free app, “MVG Fahrinfo”, to better plan your public transport trip.
- Events and attractions
From parades to concerts and rides, there are a variety of activities. Each day is filled with scheduled ceremonies and concerts, making every moment unforgettable. You can look forward to the opening parade of the Wiesn landlords and breweries or rides like the Toboggan. Visit the official Oktoberfest website for more details on their events and attractions.
- Peak hours
With about six million visitors each year, Oktoberfest can be a packed event. Whether you’re looking to be one with the crowd or keep your distance, here’s what you need to know about the festivals’ busiest times. The weekends and holidays, like Monday, October 3, are more full compared to weekdays. On a day-by-day basis, mornings and early afternoons are quieter than later in the day.
- Children and families
A large festival means there’s certainly something suitable for anyone! With special Family Day offers and rides for children, your young ones can have just as much fun as you. Buggies, pushchairs, and diaper bags are even allowed on-site, making everyone’s experience easier. Take a look at everything the festival has to offer for children and families, such as cheaper rides!
We look forward to celebrating with you!