Oktoberfest 2022 began as a wedding ceremony between Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese on October 12, 1810. All the people of the town were invited to participate in the ceremony, which took place outside the city gates. After the wedding, the fields were named Theresienwiese after the Princess; and the event was so enjoyable that the townspeople asked King Ludwig to continue the celebration the following year.
Why did you give up something good !?
Today the remains of the gates are still standing, and the fields, known to the locals as Wies’n, now host the world’s largest beer festival: Oktoberfest! What used to be a simple wedding ceremony has been transformed into a 17- or 18-day festival in which 7 million people from all over the world participate, consuming more than 6 million gallons of Bavarian beer. That is a million gallons of beer! The Oktoberfest officially begins Tuesday through last Saturday afternoon at noon when the Munich mayor hits the first barrel in the Schottenhamel tent, chanting “O’zapft is” (Opened). The festival ends on the first Sunday in October after the German reunion on October 5th.
There are 14 beer tents in Theresienwiese stadiums that sell alcohol by Maß (1-litre stein). There are 6 big tents in 14 tents, around 12,000 people a day! Too much beer! Only six liquor companies are represented in the Oktoberfest stadiums – Späten, Augustiner, Paulaner, Hacker-Poschorr, Hofbräu and Löwenbräu. Everyone has their favourite drink in the end, which one will be yours?
View full beer tent information in our Oktoberfest beer tent guide.
Also, for those of you who like to relax in a foaming pot, there is a special wine tent called Weinzelt.
Where is the Oktoberfest 2022?
The original Oktoberfest took place in Munich, Germany, on the ground known as the “Theresienwiese”, also known as the “Festwiese” by the locals.
For half a year, stadiums are simply public parks. Towards the end of June, the tents and fun bases begin their gruelling procession with a completion date in late September, just before the start of the festival. The area covers an area of 420,000 sq ft and is easily accessible from the heart of Munich.
When is Oktoberfest 2022?
Saturday, 17 September
Oktoberfest starts in September… why is it called Oktoberfest 2022? The first Oktoberfest was celebrated in Munich in 1810 in honour of the marriage of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810, and lasted for about a week, until October 17. The community festivities ended with a thrilling horse race. After such an amazing feast, the happy couple decided that the same kind of celebration should be held annually. In the years that followed, the galaxies were repeated every October, expanded again, and finally extended in September mainly because of the weather.
How do I get a beer tent booking?
Every year, it’s a long process for us to book beer tents, and you don’t always get what you want. Each tent has its own booking system, not to mention that each one starts the process at different times of the year. You should always book in groups of 8-10 people, and most bookings go to local people holding tables at Wies’n for a few generations.
Large tents (holding 7,000-10,000 people at a time) are the most difficult to enter and often close their doors on Saturday afternoons because they are already full. It is almost impossible to get into a big tent without booking a busy day; However, sometimes you can squeeze someone out of the table outside and order a beer to establish your place.
If you are already in the tent when the booking period expires, you can stay in that tent; you will need to find an open space on the table in the unoccupied area.
The days of the week are slightly longer compared to Saturdays and weekends. Two people can usually find their way into the tent and find a seat for a beer.
How much does a litre of beer (“Maß” Oktoberfest Beer) cost in one of the tents?
The nights are usually so crowded that you can order food (unless you have vouchers for your booking) but don’t worry; there are plenty of vendors offering hearty Bavarian food at the Oktoberfest Fair Grounds.
Bucket List Events packages include at least 1 beer tent booking per person. Depending on what weekend you are in Munich, you may end up in a large tent (5,000+ capacity); or a medium tent (less than 1,000-5,000 capacity).
Most bookings include 2 beers (1 litre each) and 1 food voucher (usually a chicken plate). Sometimes it is possible to put a second place to book a beer tent in your pocket for extra money – just ask!
Prices for a litre of beer range from € 8 to € 10 per litre (approximately $ 10-13). A litre of table water costs about € 6. Cold drinks also cost around € 6-7 (you will usually find Coke and Spezi, a mixture of Coke / Fanta).
In fact, there is no tent better. There are a number of travel blogs that have a high profile list; and if you show that list to a local person, they may laugh at your face. The most sought-after tents we find are all tourist tents.
Every tent has its own unique feature, but none is better than the other. The locals prefer the lesser-known tents while college kids like Hofbräu. Wherever you are in the tent you will have the time of your life. Just don’t drink too much and take pictures to remember them! Follow the Travel category for more.