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?

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

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
tourismus.guides@muenchen.de

Duration two hours by arrangement | Fee €180 plus VAT if applicable | For groups of up to 20 people | Dates, meeting point and individual requests by arrangement

Price list 2024/2025 as PDF for download

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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.

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Let's stick together!

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Give the gift of a special Munich voucher: we also offer vouchers for all our guided tours. Here you can book unique Munich experiences directly online, print them out and give them as a gift voucher to friends or family.