Reserving Tables at Oktoberfest:
Entrance to Munich's Oktoberfest
is free and you don’t have to buy tickets to enter the Oktoberfest beer tents. However, you can reserve a table beforehand – the beer tents are often packed, especially on the weekends, and if you don’t have a reservation, you might be denied to enter a full tent.
How to Reserve a Table in an Beer Tent:
If you want to reserve a table, you have to contact the Oktoberfest beer tent directly; you can make reservations by email, fax, letter, or phone. Make your reservations as soon as you can – some beer tents accept reservations as early as December and get booked out fast.
Check out our step-by-step guide on How to Reserve a Table in an Oktoberfest Beer Tent.
If you Don't Have a Reservation:
No reservation? Don’t despair! You can also visit the beer tents without having a reservation, just make sure to arrive as early as possible:
During the week, come no later than 2:30 p.m.; on the weekend, mornings are the best and least crowded times to visit the beer tents.
If the beer tent is full and you have no reservation, you have to wait in line. You can also check out the tent’s open-air beer garden; the beer gardens don’t take reservations so you might be able to find a table there.