Augustiner Festhalle

The Augustiner tent has been an important addition to Munich’s Thereswiese since 1898. It draws in locals and foreigners equally with its vibrant atmosphere. This large beer tent is among the oldest, with its brewery to serve at Wiesn. In 2014, the interior of the Augustiner tent received a thoughtful renovation, seamlessly blending contemporary comforts with its storied past. Established initially by Georg Lang, the Augustiner Festhalle has evolved over the years under the dedicated ownership of Manfred and Thomas Vollmer. 

Since 2010, the Augustiner Tower, a soaring structure standing 30 meters tall, has been reinstated. The original construction of the tower started in 1926 and continued until World War II. Illuminated with festive lights in the evening, the tower serves as both a landmark guiding visitors to the nearby tent and a functional space. 

Essential Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Host(s): Manfred and Thomas Vollmer
  • Address: Wirtsbudenstr.
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 AM- 11:30 PM (Weekdays), 9:00 AM -11:30 PM (Weekends)     
  • Reservation: Book the tent online through the official website 
  • Capacity: 8500 (6,000 indoor and 1,500 outdoor)
  • Beer: Augustiner 
  • Music: Augustiner Oktoberfestkapelle band
  • Specialty: Annual crossbow championship venue
  • Payment Method: Cash and atm are acceptable. But it is advisable to carry cash along.
  • Accessibility: Public transportation(tramp, U-Bahn, S-Bahn),ridesharing, taxi
  • Dress Code: No official dress code, but wearing a traditional tracht(dirndl for women and lederhosen for men) is appreciated. 
  • Family Hours: family environment, especially during the evening and weekdays.

Armbrustschützenzelt Tent Capacity

The Augustiner Festhalle Oktoberfest, renowned for its expansive beer tent, provides a generous seating arrangement capable of accommodating 8,500 individuals, 6,000 indoors, and an additional 2,500 outdoor beer gardens. The tent features Bavarian-style wooden benches and tables, making it one of the large tents at Oktoberfest.

The Traditional Delicacies to Relish 

The Augustiner tent is supported by its own butcher’s shop, sourced from the Granerhof estate near Peißenberg. The tent has its butcher supply of high-quality meat, caring for animal welfare. The menu has many dishes made from local ingredients for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Vegetarian options include creamy mushrooms, vegetable patties, and dumplings made from spinach, quark, and pasta dough. The tent offers a children’s menu and affordable lunch selections, making it an inclusive dining destination for everyone.

Chilled Wood Barrel Beer To Pair with Food

Augustiner beer is renowned for its peculiar flavor, derived from its traditional storage in “Hirsche,” wooden barrels with a capacity of 200 liters. Compared to steel containers, beer stored in wooden barrels offers a milder and more appetizing taste, attributed to lower carbon dioxide levels. This unique brewing method enhances the overall drinking experience, making Augustiner beer a preferred choice among visitors. 

Musical Specialty

The Augustiner festival band originated in 1949. Reinhard Hagitte has been in charge of band leader for over twenty years. The musicians under his direction participate in the highly anticipated traditional costumes parade. Hagitte’s festival band is deeply rooted in the rich traditions of Bavaria and Munich. The band entertains its audience with the melodious tune of refined brass music during midday. As the day goes by, music melodies transition seamlessly to lively renditions of rock, pop, and the latest Oktoberfest hits. 

Reservation

Securing a reservation at the Augustiner Festhalle tent during Oktoberfest is highly recommended due to its popularity. To secure a spot, plan well in advance, often up to a couple of months ahead, given the overwhelming demand. Make a reservation, specifying your desired date, time, and the number of guests if you are going with a group. Larger groups can also get you a special discounted rate for every voucher.

Location

The Augustiner Festhalle is situated within Wiesn grounds in Munich, Germany. The iconic venue is straightforward, with clear signs guiding visitors within the festival premises. Public transit is an accessible option for those traveling in larger groups or seeking alternative transportation. attendees.