History of Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend – 2022

Dates: 
Friday, September 16, 2022
 - 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Duration: 
4 Nights
Location: 
Munich, Germany
Available Seat: 
18
Experience some of the most famous traditions at Oktoberfest during the opening weekend of the festival.
Starting at : 
$
1,795
 USD
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What's Included

Premium Accommodations

Our 3,4, and 5 Star hotel options are all within walking distance of the Oktoberfest grounds. Daily breakfast included.

Large Tent Reservation

Take it the world's most famous festival at one of our large tent experiences.

Small Tent Reservation

Quench your Oktoberfest appetite at the popular small tents located on the festival grounds.

Local Tours

Make the most of your time in Munich with some of the most popular sight seeing in the city and beyond.

On-Site Staff

We have experienced guides in Munich to make sure you get to where you need to be and on time.

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Package – 2022

The beer is tapped!

And just like that, another 16 days of partying is kicked off starting with Oktoberfest Opening Weekend.

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend packages are a little bit different than the rest of the celebration. Oktoberfest kicks off with a parade on the second or third Saturday of September and commences at noon when the mayor of Munich taps the first barrel and cries “O’zapft is” (It’s open) after which party-goers join the drinking fest with a Prost! (Cheers!). Girls and guys alike dress in the traditional Lederhosenor Dirndls, respectively, and sing along with the ever-popular Bavarian drinking song Ein Prosit ein Prosit.

Known as the Largest People’s Fair in the World, Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is Europe’s largest beer-drinking affair drawing 6-7 million visitors each year that consume more than 6 million liters (1 million gallons) of Bavarian brews. The first Oktoberfest occurred in 1810 with a horse race and fair to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (who became King Ludwig I) to Therese von Saxe, after whom “Theresienwiese” (the Oktoberfest grounds) was named (known as the “Wies’n” to locals). Though beer drinking didn’t become a major part of the celebration until 8 years later, Bavarian brews and food are now the major focal point of the event.

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Package

September 16 - 20, 2022
3 Star Hotel
$ 1,795 USD per person, based on double occupancy
  • Hotel Accommodations by the Oktoberfest Grounds
  • Daily Breakfast at your hotel
  • Private transfer to and from the airport
  • Friday night dinner at a famous Munich brewery
  • Large Beer Tent Reservation at Oktoberfest
  • Small Tent Reservation on opening day
  • Full day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Bike Tour of Munich
  • Guided assistance throughout your stay
4 Nights

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Package

Sepember 16-20, 2022
4 Star Hotel
$ 1,995 USD per person, based on double occupancy
  • Hotel Accommodations by the Oktoberfest Grounds
  • Daily Breakfast at your hotel
  • Private transfer to and from the airport
  • Friday night dinner at a famous Munich brewery
  • Large Beer Tent Reservation at Oktoberfest
  • Small Tent Reservation at Oktoberfest
  • Full day excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle
  • Bike Tour of Munich
  • Guided assistance throughout your stay
4 Nights

Sample Itinerary

Opening Weekend

Day 1 – Friday

  • Private pick up from the Munich Airport to your hotel 
  • Dinner at a local brewery
 

Upon your arrival into Munich, we will arrange for a private transfer from the airport (located 40km away) to your hotel by the Oktoberfest Grounds.

That evening, you can partake in a special dinner that we only arrange during the opening weekend of Oktoberfest. We visit the world famous Augustinerkeller for some great food and incredible beer, the whole time surrounded by magnificent history.

Opening Weekend

Day 2

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Small Tent Reservation at Oktoberfest

Spend your morning as you wish, whether it be exploring the city, taking in the opening day parade, or simply resting up.

That afternoon or evening, you can partake in an incredible dinner at a small Oktoberfest tent ordered off a menu, complete with a big stein of beer. This event is always a hit with our guests during opening weekend of Oktoberfest.

 

Oktoberfest Opening

Day 3

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Mid-Morning bike tour of Munich (Optional)
  • Large Beer Tent Reservation at Oktoberfest

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at your hotel before exploring the city via bike. The bike tour lasts about 4 hours and includes a stop in the English Gardens for lunch. If you aren’t up for the bike ride, you can take in the famous Rifleman’s Parade that passes by our hotels.

That evening, you will have the experience of a lifetime during your package’s main event – a session during opening weekend! We arrange a reservation at an Oktoberfest tent, and we start you off with two large beers and a 1/2 chicken meal. Take in the incredible sights, sounds, and suds that have defined Oktoberfest for nearly 200 years. What better way to cap a trip of a lifetime?

Opening Weekend Castle

Day 4

  • Large breakfast at your hotel
  • Day trip to the world famous Neuschwanstein Castle

After enjoying a large breakfast at your hotel, we transport you roundtrip to the village of Hohenschwangau to visit the home of King Ludwig II. This adventure is an all day affair, complete with lunch at a brewery, an optional bike ride through the meadows surrounding the castle, and an English speaking guided tour of Neuschwanstein.

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