Beer festival in Germany – Oktoberfest in Munich. Ultimate tips to experience Munich’s famous beer festival – the local way. The Oktoberfest in Munich is one of the largest festivals in the world. Read about the frequently asked questions & ultimate tips what the locals do to get a unique & unforgettable experience at Oktoberfest beer festival in Munich.
The Oktoberfest runs from September 22nd – October 7th, 2018
The ultimate local experience / events / hotspots
- Grand entry of the Oktoberfest landlords and breweries: First festival Saturday, 22. September 2018 at 10:45 am. Start at Josephspitalstraße (behind Sendlinger Tor) -> Sonnenstraße -> Schwanthaler Straße -> Bavariaring -> Festival square
- Oktoberfest costume and riflemen’s parade: First festival Sunday, 23. September 2018 from 10 am. Start at Maximilianeum -> Opera -> Odeonsplatz
- Get your beer, stand on the table and sing “Ein Prosit” (a toast) -> Local must know! Click here to see the lyrics
- Check out the legendary “Kotzhügel” (puke/sex/ pee hill) or for some others sleep hill haha
- Cheers the glass “Mass” until it smashes
- Distel bumper car
- Oktoberfest app
- For men: Lederhosen/shirt. The traditional lederhosen is made of Hirschleder but any other should be fine for your short-visit puprose + Schariwari. Cost: from 80€
- For women: Dirndl. Cost: from 80€
In order to not get a look when you go to the festival area, I recommend wearing traditional clothing Lederhosen & Dirndl. Trust me, it will also give you a different kind of experience – the local way.
- From a local Bavarian view: Never buy your outfit at Munich central station.
- For men: Never ever wear the lederhosen with straps!! This shows so much that you are a tourist.
- For women: ribbon on the left means you are single; on the right – taken.
- Yellow banana: Never leave the Oktoberfest in the blue banana “Blaue Banane” way. Unless you plan to leave for free.
Traditional cool & very local rollercoaster you cannot miss out on:
The ultimate Top 3 Oktoberfest tents
- Local & best: Schützen-Festzelt
- Very traditional but too dark inside: Augustiner
- International: Hofbrauhaus HB multi kulti – so international
Young generation: Hacker Pschorr-Festzelt; Schottenhammel
Exclusive/VIPs: Käfer’s Wiesn-Schänke
Read more about the Frequently Asked Questions Oktoberfest 2018: www.itravelforever.com/oktoberfest-munich-faqs
I TRAVEL FOREVER’s VIEW & RECOMMENDATION
Even the Saturday is the busiest but it’s also the best when it fully crowded to get the best experience. Enjoy the mix of locals & internationals that come to enjoy a good time with traditional German music and importantly strong & delicious beer. In order to not get a look when you go to the festival area, I recommend wearing traditional clothing Lederhosen & Dirndl. Trust me, it will also give you a different kind of experience – the local way. Prost & enjoy!