The countdown to the Oktoberfest 2016 has begun. The As every year, the Oktoberfest is officially opened when Munich’s Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter exclaims “Ozapft is!” – “the barrel is tapped!” after traditionally broaching the first cask of beer at noon on Saturday, September 17 in the Schottenhamel festival hall/tent.
If you plan ahead you can already reserve your table at three of the festival tents at the Wiesn. Under the condition that you order at least two Mass of beer per person and a menue (50 to 60 euros). The tents where reservation already started are the mentioned Schottenhammel, Bräurosl and the Winzerer Fähndl. We’ll introduce the most traditional Oktoberfest festival tents in the following weeks and months so you’ll know what to expect if you are visiting the “Wiesn”, as locals call the Okoberfest, for the first time.
Reservations at the Augustiner, the Hofbräu, the Fischer-Vroni and the Schützenzelt tent begin in March. The Oktoberfest 2016 is set to last 17 days, from September 17 until October 3.