10 Golden Rules for the Oktoberfest

Wiesn in der Nacht. , Foto: Exithamster
Foto: Exithamster

We all want to have fun at Oktoberfest. To make sure we all enjoy ourselves, we have established a few rules:

1. This year, rucksacks and large bags will generally be banned from the Oktoberfest. Leave any non-essential items at home. You will make it into the Oktoberfest much quicker if you don’t bring any bags or rucksacks with you.

2. Any bags or rucksacks you do bring must not exceed a volume of three litres or a size of 20 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm.

3. Even if they fit in your smallest bag, the following items are also prohibited: Aerosol spray cans with hazardous contents; corrosive or staining substances; objects that could be used to cut, slash or stab. Glass bottles are also banned.

4. Pushchairs are not permitted on the site all day on Saturdays, nor on the public holiday for the Day of German Unity on 3 October. Furthermore, pushchairs will not be allowed onto the site from 6 p.m. on all other days. Security personnel may inspect pushchairs.

5. Bicycles, scooters, skateboards and similar are not permitted on the festival grounds.

6. Animals are not permitted in the Oktoberfest at any time (with the exception of assistance dogs).

7. Plan your journey: Where possible, find alternative forms of transport to underground lines U4 and U5 and Theresienwiese station. If you are arriving into the central railway station, you can also walk to the Oktoberfest. If you are travelling on the underground from the west, get off at Schwanthaler Höhe if possible. Please also use the underground (U-Bahn) lines 3 and 6, stops Goetheplatz and Poccistrasse.

8. Use all of the entrances around the Oktoberfest grounds. As in previous years, all entrances will be open (i.e. not closed off).

9. The Oktoberfest is at its best when there aren’t any large crowds. The Wiesn Barometer at www.oktoberfest.eu shows you the best times for a quiet stroll around the site. Here You will find the barometer (in german)

10. No matter how much fun you have, every trip to Oktoberfest has to come to an end some time. No visitors are permitted on the festival grounds between 1.30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Download: The 10 Golden Rules (PDF)

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