Dates of the largest traditional festival in the world

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When does the Oktoberfest open its gates, when is the start and until what time beer is served. What day is the Italian Oktoberfest and in which tent do the Australians celebrate?

All important opening times and event tips for Oktoberfest 2022, which will take place from September 18 to October 3, 2022.

Datum Zeit Ort Veranstaltung
Saturday 17th Sep
10:45am
Start: Josephspitalstraße, Munich
Traditional entry of the Oktoberfest hosts
12pm
Schottenhamel Beer Hall (Theresienwiese)
Opening of the Oktoberfest by the Mayor of Munich with traditional keg tapping.
Sunday 18th Sep
10am
Start: Maximilianstraße zur Theresienwiese
The traditional costume and rifle parade (approx. 9000 riflemen can be expected every year)
Thursday 22nd Sep
10am
Marstall Beer Hall
Wiesn-church service
Sunday 25th Sep
11am
Theresienwiese in front of the Bavaria Statue
Open-air concert by the Oktoberfest restaurateurs: Free concert by all music bands from the festival tents in front of the Bavaria statue
Monday 3rd Oct
12pm
Theresienwiese in front of the Bavaria Statue
Traditional gun shooting on the Bavaria statue

Opening times beer tents:

On the first Saturday of the Oktoberfest:

The tents open at 9 a.m. Between 10 a.m. and 12 a.m., non-alcoholic drinks (NO beer) are served.

At 12 noon the official tapping of the keg takes place in the Schottenhamel beer hall with the mayor. That is the start of the Oktoberfest and then it says: “Ozapft is!”. The Oktoberfest is now officially open!


Monday to Friday

The marquees are open from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.


Saturday, Sunday and public holidays

The beer halls open at 9 a.m.


The last beer is served at 10:30 p.m. every day.


Exceptions:

Tapping in the Kufflers Weinzelt and the Käfer Wiesn-Schänke is daily at 1 a.m.
The last drinks can be ordered until 00:30.


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