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Oktoberfest: Reserving seats in a beer tent

Festzelt auf dem Oktoberfest, Foto: Exithamster
Foto: Exithamster

Seat or table reservations at Oktoberfest are free of charge. Simply buy a voucher for a certain amount of beverages and food (in most cases 2 liters of beer and 1 chicken). These are valid only for the current Oktoberfest and have to be paid for in advance. The vouchers can be redeemed inside the tent.

How to reserve a table in a tent

Ways of reserving: Only the landlords of the beer tents are allowed to accept Oktoberfest reservation requests, usually by letter or fax. The letter should contain the desired number of seats and date. The landlords try to grant special requests for seats in certain spots, but cannot guarantee them. Since one table fits up to ten people, reservations usually come in groups of ten.

The best time for reserving: Most landlords accept reservations for the next Oktoberfest directly after the last festival has ended. To know if the request has been accepted, you might have to wait until spring. Late reservations can still be made a few weeks before Oktoberfest starts.

The vouchers: According to most beer tents, the vouchers have to be collected some weeks before the event kicks off - at the landlord's offices. For a small fee, the vouchers can also be mailed to any part of the world. 

In the tent: The vouchers can be redeemed at an Oktoberfest table inside the beer tent. Of course, every visitor is free to eat and drink more than the amount that has been paid in advance. Hovewer, the reservation is not for a whole day but only for a certain timeframe which will be communicated after confirmation of the reservation. This is to allow more groups of people access tables inside the beer tent.

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How to get a free seat in a beer tent

There is usually a high demand for seats inside the famous beer tents. It is recommended that you reserve in advance before the Oktoberfest starts. Send a mail to the tent landlords or use the official online request service for reservations, starting from the beginning of April.

However, you can get a free seat without making a reservation, as long as you come at the right time. When exactly? Our so-called Oktoberfest barometer (in German - green: fewer visitors; red: many visitors) can help. By the way: Table reservations are free of charge, but it is mandatory to purchase meal vouchers you can use inside the tents. The entrance to the Oktoberfest is also free, but a pass to the "Oide Wiesn" (Old Oktoberfest) is 3€ for adults (children under 14 are free of charge).

The large beer tents at Oktoberfest

Armbrustschützen-Festhalle

Peter Inselkammer KG
"Platzl Hotel"
Sparkassenstraße 12
80331 München
Tel.: +49-89-23 70 37 03
Fax: +49-89-23 70 37 05

Augustiner-Festhalle

Manfred und Thomas Vollmer OHG
Augustiner Großgaststätten
Neuhauser Str. 27
80331 München
Tel.: +49-89-23 18 32 66
Fax: +49-89-2 60 53 79
Email: festhalle@augustiner-restaurant.com

Festzelt Tradition (Old Oktoberfest)

Festzelt Tradition auf der Oidn Wiesn, Foto: Katy Spichal
Foto: Katy Spichal

W&W Gastronomie- und Veranstaltungs GmbH
Marienplatz 8
80331 München
Tel.: +49-89-219989-77
Fax: +49-89-219989-30
Email: info@festzelttradition.de

Fischer-Vroni

Karl Winter OHG
Hans Stadtmüller
Konradinstraße 8
81543 München
Tel.: +49-89-66 10 42
Fax: +49-89-65 25 34
Email: reservierung@fischer-vroni.de

Hacker-Festzelt

Münchener Gaststättenbetriebe GbR
Thomas Roiderer
Tölzer Str. 2
82064 Straßlach
Tel.: +49-89-502222-40
Online reservation

Herzkasperlzelt (Old Oktoberfest)

Herzkasperl Festzelt auf der Oidn Wiesn, Foto: Katy Spichal
Foto: Katy Spichal

Josef Bachmaier
Fraunhoferstr. 9
80469 München
Tel.: +49-89-267850
Email: info@herzkasperlzelt.de

Hofbräu-Festzelt

Hofbräufestzelt Steinberg OHG
Hofbräukeller
Innere Wiener Str. 19
81667 München
Tel.: +49-89-448 96 70
Fax: +49-89-448 35 87
Email: info@hb-festzelt.de

Käfer Wies'n-Schänke

Käfers Wiesnschenke auf dem Oktoberfest, Foto: Leonie Liebich
Foto: Leonie Liebich

Feinkost Käfer GmbH
Prinzregentenstr. 73
81675 München
Tel.: +49-89-4 16 83 56
Fax: +49-89-4 16 88 80
Email: wiesn@feinkost-kaefer.de

Kufflers Weinzelt

Weinzelt auf dem Oktoberfest

Kuffler Weinzelt GmbH
Roland und Stephan Kuffler
Residenzstr. 12
80333 München
Tel.: +49-89-29 07 05 17
Fax +49-89-24 24 38 81
Email: weinzelt@kuffler.de

Löwenbräu-Festzelt

Gaststätten Betriebs OHG
Stephanie Spendler
Gyßlingstr. 15
80805 München
Tel.: +49-89-47 76 77
Fax: +49-89-4 70 58 48
Email: mail@loewenbraeuzelt.de

Marstall Festzelt

Marstall Wiesnzelt

Able Gastronomie
Siegfried und Sabine Able
Lindberghstraße 4
80939 München
Telefon: +49-89-312055-0
Fax: +49-89-312055-15
Email: info@able-gastronomie.de

Ochsenbraterei

Ochsenbraterei Haberl OHG
Hermann und Anneliese Haberl und Antje Schneider
Englischer Garten 3
80538 München
Tel.: +49-89-38 38 73 12
Fax: +49-89-38 38 73 40
Email: info@ochsenbraterei.de

Pschorr-Bräurosl

Heide Volm KG
Bahnhofstr. 51
82152 Planegg
Tel.: +49-89-85720-29
Fax: +49-89-85970-56

Schottenhamel-Festhalle

Festhalle Schottenhamel OHG
Nymphenburger Str. 139
80636 München
Tel.: +49-89-54 46 93 10
Fax: +49-89-54 46 93 19
Email: festhalle@schottenhamel.de

Schützen-Festzelt

Gastronomiegetriebe Reinbold KG
Gaststätte Franziskaner
Perusastr. 5
80333 München
Tel.: +49-89-23 18 12 24
Fax: +49-89-23 18 12 44

Paulaner Winzerer Fähndl

Winzerer Fähndl Pongratz GmbH
Peter und Arabella Pongratz
Paulaner Keller
Hochstr. 77
81541 München
Tel.: +49-89-62 17 19 10
Fax: +49-89-62 17 19 19

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