When is the Oktoberfest in Munich?

Some updates made 19 September 2015, the start of the 2015 Oktoberfest!

That’s the old trick question, isn’t it? Trying to get you to say: ‘In October, of course’ and then replying gleefully, ‘No, it isn’t. It’s in September!’ Well, it is in October, at least it finishes in October, but it always starts in September, and this year, 2011, it starts tomorrow, the 17th September.

  • Fancy going, but wouldn’t know where to start once you’re in Munich?
  • Don’t fancy going, but wouldn’t mind finding out more about it?
  • Not bothered either way, but a little bit of practising one’s German wouldn’t be a bad idea?

Then check out the Oktoberfest official website, there you’ll find everything you need or want to know (plus a few things you don’t really need).
You can find a map with all the tents so you know where to go.
You can find out that a beer costs anything between €9.700 and €10.10 and when the the opening hours are.
If somebody tells you that you are ‘dandschig’, the ‘Wiesn’ dictionary will tell you that they think you are attractive! But if they call you a ‘Flidscherl’ they call you a floozy!!!

You can also read about the history of the Oktoberfest (and the first one did indeed start in October, the 17th October 1810). And there information about where to stay and how to get there, and if you rather watch it from afar you can check out the webcams.

All this will improve your German immensely, but if you don’t understand enough German, there is the option to read everything in English by pressing the English flag in the top right corner 😉

Has this tempted you to go?
Have you been before? Did you like it?
Would you like to go?

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