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Oktoberfest Beer Tents

Listing of all Oktoberfest Beer Tents 2013

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So many beer tents, so little time - at Oktoberfest, you can choose between 34 different beer tents, and picking the right one might seem a bit overwhelming. Which Oktoberfest tent is a good choice for families, has the best yodelers, or is the most popular among locals?

Here is a list of some of the most popular beer tents at Oktoberfest; entrance to all of them is free, and you don’t need tickets. However, you can reserve a table beforehand. Check out our step-by step guide How to Reserve a Table in a Beer Tent and find out the Opening Hours of Beer Tents.

1. Schottenhamel Tent

Dating back to 1867, Schottenhamel is the oldest tent at Oktoberfest - and some say, the most important one. At 12 p.m. sharp on Oktoberfest's opening day, Munich's Mayor kicks off the festival by tapping the first keg of beer at the Schottenhamel tent.
Schotenhamel is the largest Oktoberfest tent with 10.000 seats and the place to party for young people.

Beer Served: Spaten
Reservations: +49 (0)89 544 69 310

2. Hippodrom Tent

This colorful beer tent is one of first tents you will see when entering Oktoberfest. It is one of the hippest tents at the festival and attracts young crowds and local celebrities. Besides Oktoberfest beer, you can also sip on Sekt (champagne). Weekends and evenings are notoriously crowded and it might be difficult to get in - but you can also have a great time on a weekday afternoon at Hippodrom.

Beer served: Spaten Franziskaner
Reservations: +49 (0)89 2916 4646

3. Hofbräu Beer Tent

The famous beer hall Hofbräuhaus in Munich's old town has its own beer tent during Oktoberfest. With Bavarian Oompah bands and many guests dressed in traditional costumes, the Hofbräu beer tent is very popular among international Oktoberfest visitors, and you'll find many American beer lovers here.

Beer served: Hofbräu
Reservations: reservierung@hb-festzelt.de

4. Augustiner Beer Tent

A great option for families, the Augustiner beer tent offers a friendly and relaxed atmosphere; Tuesday is "Kid's Day", and small guests can eat and drink for less.
The music is very traditional, and many Muenchner consider this to be the best tent at Oktoberfest: True to it's name, the favorite local brew Augustiner is served here.

Beer served: Augustiner
Reservations: +49 (0)89 23 18 32 66

5. Hacker Pschorr Beer Tent

With almost 10.000 seats, Hacker is one of the largest tents at Oktoberfest. Its ceiling is painted with blue skies and white clouds; and because blue and white are also the colors of the Bavarian flag, locals like to call this tent "Himmel der Bayern" (Heaven for Bavarians).
If you need a break from traditional brass bands, the Hacker tent is the right choice for you: in the evening, a rock band gets people dancing on the wooden benches.

Beer served: Hacker Pschorr
Reservations: +49(0)8170 73 03,or online.

6. Käfer's Wies’n-Schänke

Want to spot some celebrities? Your chances are pretty good at the Käfer's Wies’n-Schänke. With 3000 seats, it is one of the smaller Oktoberfest tents; the atmosphere is less hectic and loud compared to other tents, and the tent is famous for its gourmet food.
Longer than any other Oktoberfest tent, the Käfer's Wies’n-Schänke is open until 12:30 a.m., although it is pretty difficult to get in after 11 p.m.

Beer served: Paulaner
Reservations: (+49) 089 416 83 56

7. Bräurosl Beer Tent

The Bräurosl beer tent has been around since 1901, and it is still owned by the same family. The tent was named after Rosl, the daughter of the original brewery owner. Alongside Oompah bands, the Bräurosl is proud to have its own authentic Bavarian yodeler.

Beer served: Hacker Pschorr
Reservations: +49 (0)89 89 5563 56

8. Weinzelt - The Wine Tent

Graving a glass of wine at Oktoberfest? Then visit the wooden Weinzelt, where you can enjoy an extensive wine and champagne selection. Besides traditional Oktoberfest dishes, the wine tent also has seafood and even Thai delicacies on its menu. The tent is not as crowded as other Oktoberfest venues, and you'll find many families among the visitors.

Wine and Beer served: more than 15 different wines and champagne (e.g. Nymphenburger); Paulaner Weissbier
Reservations: +49 (0)89 290 70517

9. Löwenbräu Tent

The 15-foot lion sitting above the entrance of the Löwenbräu tent is hard to miss; every now and then it lets out a majestic roar and takes a sip from its beer. No wonder that the soccer players of the local team TSV 1860 and their fans like to come here - their nickname is "The Lions".

Beer served: Löwenbräu
Reservations: +49 (0)89 47 76 77, festzelt@unionsbraeu.de

10. Fischer Vroni

True to its name, Fischer Vroni is famous for its yummy fish dishes. Try the traditional "Steckerlfisch", fish on a stick. It is grilled right then and there on 50-feet long skewers.

Beer served: Augustiner
Reservations: Reservierung@Fischer-Vroni.de

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