A man is wearing a lederhosen and is smiling at the Oktoberfest in Munich. A man with white hair is standing besides him.

Guided tour for groups

simply Oktoberfest

Stroll across the Wiesn festival grounds with an official City of Munich tour guide while learning all about the history and quirky facts behind the world’s largest folk festival.

So you think you know all there is to know about Oktoberfest? Then surely you know the answers to the following questions: What are the “Hirschen” (“Deers”) and “Haserl” (“Hares”) you find inside the beer tents? Which world-famous wild west hero visited the Theresienwiese not once but twice, each time to great success? And who went on to win a Nobel prize after a job helping to set up the festival?

Video: tour guides of the City of Munich

Anything else you want to know? Your tour guide will be happy to answer any other questions. Whether you’re an Oktoberfest newcomer or an old hand, you’ll learn plenty of background stories, historic facts and interesting titbits about today’s famous Oktoberfest.

A guided tour of Oktoberfest!

The best time for an Oktoberfest tour is in the morning, when „signs of life“ are just starting to emerge at the Oktoberfest.

 

Photo: Christian Kasper; Video: Redline Enterprises

Also interesting: If you want a more leisurely experience, book a guided tour of the Oide Wiesn

Take part!

Book this tour with München Tourismus, Guided Tours

Phone: +49 89 233 30234
Fax: +49 89 233 30319
tourismus.guides@muenchen.de

During the Oktoberfest Monday to Thursday between 10 am and 4 pm | duration 1.5 hours | fee from 145 € plus VAT if applicable | for groups up to 15 people | available in many languages | dates, meeting point and special requests by arrangement

Price list as PDF download

A man dressed in a traditional costume is celebrating and dancing on a table in a beer tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich.

Which beer tent is the right one for me?

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Getting in is tough; but once you’re in, the fun never stops. A brief typology of the different beer tents at Oktoberfest - and the people inside.

Swingboat and big wheel at the Oktoberfest in Munich.

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Günter Werner sits in a garden near Munich

Let's stick together!

For sixty years Günter Werner has not missed a single day at the Oktoberfest. Yes, you read that right: sixty years! A conversation.

For sixty years Günter Werner has not missed a single day at the Oktoberfest. Yes, you read that right: sixty years! A conversation.

A crispy chicken with pretzel and lemon on a wooden plate in Munich.

Oktoberfest classics: roast chicken

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Munich chef Sven Christ shows how to make Oktoberfest specialities - such as a roast chicken with potato salad.

Loops of the roller coaster in the colors yellow, blue-red and green with writing against the blue sky.

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Drummers at the Oktoberfest Costume and Riflemen's Parade in Munich.

Customs are in!

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A homemade gingerbread heart with decoration.

Lebkuchen hearts and roasted almonds

Munich chef Sven Christ shows how to make Oktoberfest specialities - this time: a Lebkuchen heart and roasted almonds.

Munich chef Sven Christ shows how to make Oktoberfest specialities - this time: a Lebkuchen heart and roasted almonds.

A woman with a girl in the Calypso ride on the Oidn Wiesn in Munich

From Calypso to the Toboggan

You can also have a very leisurely time at the Oktoberfest. We have taken a closer look at the longest standing rides.

You can also have a very leisurely time at the Oktoberfest. We have taken a closer look at the longest standing rides.

A Dampfnudel with vanilla sauce on a dark plate.

Dampfnudel with vanilla sauce

Munich chef Sven Christ shows how to make Oktoberfest specialities - this time: a Dampfnudel with vanilla sauce.

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“As a young boy, I tasted the froth”

Official guide Rudi Muschler knows a great deal about the secrets of Munich's beer – and what role it plays in the city.

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A woman who is wearing a dirndl is smiling at the Oktoberfest in Munich.

Munich’s Dirndl Idol

Tradition or trash? We photographed nine visitors to the Oktoberfest – and asked a panel of experts to judge their traditional outfits.

Tradition or trash? We photographed nine visitors to the Oktoberfest – and asked a panel of experts to judge their traditional outfits.

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