Ocktoberfest 2011 - Munich, Germany - September 17 - October 3: When is Ocktoberfest 2005 ?

Ocktoberfest 2011 - Munich, Germany - September 17 - October 3

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

When is Ocktoberfest 2005 ?

On Saturday, September 17th, the Schottenhamel tent is where you want to be, to be apart of the official keg tapping ceremonies. At noon on the 17th of september, the mayor of Munich has the priveledge of tapping the first keg of Oktoberfest beer. Once the barrel has been tapped, all visitors will then be allowed to partake in the worlds largest party. It pays to arrive early in order to experience everything up close, it’s not uncommon to see vistors standing at the front gate @ 9am to secure good seats. The Octoberfest festival will last until Monday October 3, 2005 @ 6PM.

Beer Serving Hours
Weekdays: 10am - 10:30pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 9am - 10:30pm

Daily Tent Closing Time: 11:30pm
The "Käfer Wiesn-Schänke" and the "Weinzelt" are open until 1am. Last call for alcohol: 12:15am.

The beer price will range between 6.65 and 7.10 Euros per litre.

There are 14 “Big Tents” on the festival grounds, here’s a link to a map and individual information about each one. http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/03/

Once you arrive at the Oktoberfest, you must pick a tent in which to imbibe. Where you go depends on what kind of atmosphere you want. The rowdiest and most tourist-filled tent is usually Hofbrau.

The trendiest, hippest tent is the Hippodrom, where celebrities and other VIPs come to drink. This tent also has a younger crowd, with more singles (you get the picture). The beer is Spaten Brau (although if you are a VIP, you may be drinking champagne).

Had enough of beer? A tent with a good wine selection is the Weinzelt. This tent is smaller than most, with a capacity of 1,300. It has a more subdued atmosphere, and is open until 1:00 am. The Weinzelt is also known, like the Hippodrom, for attracting famous guests
In order to be served a beer at the Oktoberfest, you must be seated! This can be a problem if you arrive late, especially on a weekend, or in the early days of the fest. On weekends, you need to get there as early as you can. On weekdays, it would be good to have seats by 3:00 or 4:00 pm, before the locals get off work and come out for an evening of beering!


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