This couple has no luck - the sign says that the Oktoberfest beer tent is closed due to overcrowding. With 6 million visitors every year, the largest beer festival in the world gets packed, especially on the weekends.
I am getting a lot of emails these days from Germany travelers who want to visit Munich's Oktoberfest. And the main question is always: Do we need to reserve tables in a beer tent? And how do you reserve a table?
Although you can reserve tables by email, fax, or phone, most tents will be booked out by now - guests already started reserving tables as early as November or December last year. If you don't have a reservation for this year's Oktoberfest, make sure to visit the beer tents as early as possible: On week days, try to get into the tent no later than 2:30 p.m., and on the weekend, come here in the morning. If the beer tent is full, you can also wait in line or try the tent's open-air beer garden where it is first-come, first-serve.
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