Guided tour through the Oktoberfest in Munich – September 22 till October 7

Visit the world’s largest public festival with us! Stroll around the Theresienwiese and experience Bavarian tradition and traditional costume, cotton candy and gingerbread hearts, high-tech rides like the Olympia Fiver Looping or Freefall and historic fairground activities such as Schichtl and the flea circus. Then enjoy the unique atmosphere in one of the huge tents with brass-band music, beer and roast chicken!

Get to know the history of the Oktoberfest

The Munich Oktoberfest has been taking place for 202 years. It all began back on October 17, 1810 when a horse race was held at the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig, who later became King Ludwig I, and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildenburghausen. That is where the name Oktoberfest as well as Theresienwiese as venue of the festivities derived. In Bavaria locals also call the Oktoberfest “Wiesn”.

Even today the spirit of the former groom Ludwig I waves over the Oktoberfest. He commissioned the monumental bronze statue of Bavaria designed by Ludwig Schwanthaler which sits enthroned high above the Theresienwiese in front of the Ruhmeshalle. At a stunning height this striking architecture and other Munich sights can be admired from the Wiesn Ferris wheel. This is a splendid way of topping off your eventful Oktoberfest visit.

You can also find charming and premium Wiesn presents and souvenirs at www.allesvonherzen.de. The small, exquisite online shop has some really nice treats for you and your little ones.