Beer. Tents. Amusement rides and moderate room rates. What more do you want? In 2014, 6.3 million visitors came to the Oktoberfest and drank 6.5 million litres of beer on the Theresienwiese.
On September 22th, 2018, the Oktoberfest begins.
With the famous "O'zapft is!", Munich's Mayor Dieter Reiter opens the Wiesn and started the give away of the Wiesnbier for the second time. Even the tents were already open before 12 o'clock, beer may not be sold before the Mayors call. In 2014 Dieter Reiter needed four strokes to tap the first barrel. How many shots the Mayor of 2018 needs in the coming Oktoberfest, you better watch live at the Festzelt. The right mood is already guaranteed.
Hotel Rooms - Prices for the Wiesnzeit.
The Hotel Star Inn Munich Schwabing is close to the Oktoberfest and convinces by high quality and moderate prices. You are only a few minutes by public transport away from the Theresienwiese and can thus optimally enjoy your visit to the Oktoberfest.
Our room prices start at attractive 120, - € per room.
Discover the Oktoberfest 2018 in Munich quite relaxed. Whether you are already a day earlier or
want to relax in the night after the "Wiesn": In our modern standard rooms, business rooms, family
rooms or one of our exclusive suites you are in good hands.
Let our service inspire you.
How to get to the Wiesn?
As a rule, the answer is by public transport. On the one hand, parking spaces are very rare, and on the other hand, if you are planning to drink something during your visit to the Oktoberfest, you should not drive.
To the Oktoberfest by public transport:
- Nutzen Sie die Buslinie 140 ab der Haltestelle Domagkstraße West und fahren Sie bis zum Scheidplatz.
- Dort wechseln Sie in die U2 in Richtung Messestadt Ost (Gleis 4).
- Fahren sie bis zum Hauptbahnhof und wechseln Sie in die U-Bahn-Linie U5 in Richtung Laimer Platz.
- Nach bereits 1 Station haben Sie Ihr Ziel erreicht.
To the Oktoberfest by taxi:
If you would not like to travel to the Wiesn by public transport, we will be pleased to call a taxi for you. Please let us know up to 15 minutes before your planned departure.
Activities after the Wiesn?
After your visit to the Theresienwiese, you can either go on to one of the many clubs in the city or
enjoy the evening at our hotel bar. Our bar is open 24 hours and also offers snacks for the hungry
ones at night.
So you can enjoy your visit to the Wien with the Star Inn Hotel Munich Schwabing and find out more about our rooms and attractive conditions. The standard room you book already from 120, - €!
Further information on the Oktoberfest:
- The Oktoberfest site covers about 31 hectares
- 95 caterers are responsible to provide sustenance
- The largest Festhalle (including beer garden) is the Hofbräuzelt with more than 11,000 seats
- Only beer from Munich can be served. These include:
- Hacker Pschorr
- More than 150 amusement rides, shows and shops can be found every year on the Wiesn
Would you like to know more about Oktoberfest? Please check out the following link to the frequently asked questions about the Oktoberfest.
The matching outfit - Dirndl and Lederhosen:
For the Madln: the Dirndl
The Dirndl is simply one of them. It is classic, sexy and fashionable at the same time. The former clothes of female servants have made it to the top social strata.
What belongs to the Dirndl:
The dirndl has always consisted of:
- a top,
- a long dress,
- and an apron.
What accessories can be worn to the Dirndl?
The Dirndl can be spiced up in a variety of ways, among the most popular motifs are edelweiss, hearts, deer, pretzels and checks:
- eye-catching dress pockets with precious edelweiss, hearts, chains, pretzels or deer
- necklaces with brooches, hearts, edelweiss, etc.
- traditional hat in various colors, suitable for the dirndl
- bracelets in chain form, leather, and much more
- scarfs with edelweiss-prints
- black or brown/beige leather shoes
- traditional costume stockings and socks
What are the prices for a Dirndl?
The price for a Dirndl depends on the materials used and the cost of processing. So there are pretty Dirndl for the Oktoberfest already from 80 €. For this you usually get the long dress including an apron. For the right blouse and proper accessories (shoes, bags ...) you have to reckon 50 € and more.
The language of the Dirndl: loop left or right?
Make sure, as a woman, on which side you tie the knot of your apron.
- Knot right means: I am spoken for.
- Knot left means: I am still free.
- Knot in the middle: I am still a virgin. (Children wear the loop here)
- Knot back in the middle: I'm widowed.
For the Buam: the lederhosen
The Lederhose is the A and O on the Wiesn for the men's world. It must be sitting properly and comfortable. It is best to buy the Lederhose for the Oktoberfest in the set - together with the right shoes and the matching costume shirt. Starting at around € 200 you are well.
Where to buy Lederhosen and Dirndl in Munich
The most popular places for dressmaking are the branches of Angermaier.
A taste of what you expect is available on the Angermaier homepage.
Very popular are also:
Daller Tracht Munich
Schleißheimer Str. 6
Weltenburger Str. 17
Altheimer Eck 2
Of course there are many more shops where you can buy your traditional costume!
The right souvenir
There are many souvenirs that can be bought on the Wiesn, but the most famous of them is probably the Wiesnherz. The Wiesnherz is a heart-shaped gingerbread decorated with sugar. The hearts are available in different sizes and designs. Whether typical Bavarian names and pet names, "I love you" or the classic "Greeting from the Oktoberfest" - no one should leave the Wiesn without a heart!
Of course, there are still typical souvenirs that can be bought at the Oktoberfest, such as the official jug of the Wiesn. At the many show and amusement shops, roses or cuddly toys are also happy to get hold of. Wiesnaccessoires such as hats and chains are mainly bought by tourists directly at the Festgelände.
Small tip: Burnt almonds are highly recommended for the way home!
Activities and food on the Wiesn
Here you will find the best food!
You may find the best duck in the Heimer duck and chicken grill. The specialty of the house is prepared crispy on the spit.
For the oxen, you should visit the Ochsenbraterei, which is one of the 14 large tents.
The best half of chicken can be found in Poschner´s or Wildmoser´s chicken and duck grill. Of course it is a matter of taste, whether you want to have it spicy and crispy, or rather crunchy and not too spicy.
You can get tasty fish-rolls at Fisch-Peter, Hellberg's fish specialties and, of course, in one of the big tents - the fisherman Vroni. The fish dishes are generous and bear witness to good quality.
The world-famous Wiesnbrezn can be bought at all corners and above all in the tents. There are no big differences in taste, just how much salt is on it and how crispy a brezn is, the visitor has to decide for himself.
In Bodo´s Cafe tent you will find all sorts of sweet treats, from strudel to donuts and unique cake creations!
Traditional and long-lasting rides and showmen
One of the special attractions is the huge, beautiful Ferris wheel. Those who visited the Oktoberfest should not miss a ride with the Ferris wheel. Especially on sunny days the view is particularly beautiful and worth to take a photo, because then you can even see up to the mountains.
Feldl's „Teufelsrad“ (devils wheel) has been a Munich institution for decades. Surrounded by grandstands is a turning disc, on which a group of participants strives to be able to hold the place on the disc as long as possible. This is a must-see. Come by and have a great time.
The Tobbogan has been on the Wiesn since 1902. Here the passenger is transported to the center of the tower by a fast-running conveyor belt. From there you climb up to the top of the tower on stairs, enjoy the view from above and slide with a sackcloth as a support on the wooden slide downwards.
The Münchner Rutsch´n is a 15 m wide and 55 m long white-blue slide. With its waves rolling down on a carpet it attracts young and old every year.
Pitt's death wall belongs to one of the oldest fairgrounds, and in the meantime you can admire the demonstrations of the machines exclusively at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
Here you can find out more about the many amusement rides at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
The Oide Wiesn
The Oide Wiesn is located on the southern part of the Theresienwiese behind the Ferris wheel. Originally it was to be held for the 200th anniversary of the Munich Oktoberfest. Because of the great success, it was decided to remain at least parts of the historic Wiesn permanently. In addition to the historic "Festzelt" (traditional pavilion), which is particularly suitable for families, you will find an entertaining cultural tent and numerous historical carousels. For the rustic Bavarian atmosphere, music bands, schuhplatter and goaslschnoitzer. It is worth a visit!
Tips from the hotel - your relaxing visit to the Oktoberfest
When is the best time to go to the Wiesn?
Wenn Sie einfach nur gemütlich über das Münchner Oktoberfest schlendern möchten, empfehlen wir Ihnen unter der Woche auf die Wiesn zu gehen. An Wochenenden kann man sich hier vor lauter Wiesnbesuchern nur langsam durch die Menschenmengen drängen. Eine Ausnahme ist jedoch der letzte Wiesnsonntag, hier sind die meisten Wiesntouristen schon abgereist. Des weiteren empfiehlt es sich die Wiesn vormittags oder nachmittags zu besuchen, da abends die Gaudi bei den vielen alkoholisierten Gästen schnell vergehen kann!
- Beer tents: On the opening day the serving starts at 12:00 pm. The beer tents are open from 10 am on Mondays to Fridays and close at 11:30 pm, with the last beer serving at 10:30 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays the serving starts at 9:00 am. Exceptions are Käfer´s Wiesnschänke and the Weinzelt - both have opened until 1:00 am.
- Showmen: Sunday to Thursday they are open from 10:00 am - 11:30 pm. On Fridays and Saturdays, and on Thursday, October 1st, hours of operation are from 10:00 am - 12:00 am.
- Stalls: Monday to Thursday, the stands are open from 10:00 am -11:30 pm, on Friday, Octobre 2nd until 12:00 am. On Saturdays, the stands open from 9:00 am - 12:00 am and on Sundays from 9:00 am - 11:30 pm.
Things you should leave at home
As many things have been stolen on the Wiesn, we recommend you to leave large amounts of money, credit cards and ec cards in the room. Do not take weapons, such as knives or similar with you. It is also forbidden to bring glass bottles to the area.
Things you should not forget
Keep in mind that you are maybe asked for a passport in a beer tent. Please take your passport or driving license with you!
For further tips and questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Phone: +49 89 356 571 0