Oktoberfest 2023: The undisputed best beer festival in the world! Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival on the planet and takes place in Munich or München, Germany on Saturday, September 16 until Monday, October 3, 2023. You’re probably right that Oktoberfest is not essentially an extreme sporting event, but it’s an extreme exercise in monumental […]Oktoberfest 2023 Munich, Germany Munich Bavaria Germany
Oktoberfest is the largest beer festival on the planet and takes place in Munich or München, Germany on Saturday, September 16 until Monday, October 3, 2023.
You’re probably right that Oktoberfest is not essentially an extreme sporting event, but it’s an extreme exercise in monumental consumption and partying and ought not be overlooked as one of the best parties anywhere in the world.
In Munich, the final week of September leading into early October is the jolliest time of the Bavarian festive calendar, with thousands of partiers by local and international knocking back a Guinness World Record level of grog and pork product in fruity lederhosen and dirndls, to oom-pa-pa brass and the bump and sway of colossal bier-fuelled mayhem.
After two years off in 2022 the festival had over 5.7 million visitors consuming approximately 5.6 milli0n liters of Beer, more than half a million chicken meals. Let’s see what it can reach this year!
By air – fly to Munich International Airport. Then the easiest way is to take the S-Bahn train line from the airport to Central Station ‘Hauptbahnhof’.
By Train – From Hauptbahnof you can take the underground either subway lines U4 and U5 only 1 stop which will take you to Theresienwiese. Then follow the mob of people leaving the station dressed in Lederhosen and Dirndls you won’t be able to miss it.
On foot – Leave the train station at Take the Bayerstraße exit from Central Station ‘Hauptbahnhof’ and follow this street for 300 meters. Then take a left at Hermann-Lingg-Straße and walk on for another 400 meters which will take you to the festival entrance. It’s about a 10-minute walk.
Do you need to take a break from the beer for a day and recover? There are plenty of other awesome things to do in Munich.
In fact, Munich has a great selection of thrilling things to do that will keep you busy throughout your visit. Head to the Eisbach for a surf, go mountain biking or even wall climbing in and around Munich.
Opening day: 12:00pm to 10:30pm
Weekdays: 10:00am to 10:30pm
Saturday, Sunday & public holidays: 09:00am to 10:30pm
Daily closing hour: 11:30pm
The “Käfer Wiesn-Schänke” and the “Weinzelt” are open until 1:00am. Last call is at 12:15am.
Opening day: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Monday to Thursday: 10:00am to 11:30pm
Friday: 10:00am to 12:00am
Saturday: 9:00am to 12:00am
Sunday: 9:00am to 11:30pm
Opening day: 12:00pm to 12:00am
Monday to Thursday 10:00am to 11:30pm
Friday, Saturday: 10:00am to 12:00am
Sunday: 10:00am to 11:30pm
For more information on how to make the most of your trip, where to eat and place to check out in Munich head to muenchen.de
The next Oktoberfest will begin at noon on Saturday September 16 and go on until until 10.30pm on Tuesday October 3, 2023.
Join us at Oktoberfest for the world’s largest Volksfest (beer festival and traveling funfair). The Bavarian cultural event to end all events having been held since 1810.
See you there!
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