Fischer Vroni Big Beer Tent

From the very start in  1904, the Fischer Vroni tent has been an important part of the Munich Oktoberfest. From”Fischerhütte zum Holländer,” the tent was later renamed Fischer-Vroni because of Steckerlfisch (fish on the stick.) Established in 2006, the current structure replicates the original tent’s facade. 

The design also incorporated significant changes, such as adding a gallery in 2011. Managed by the Stadlmüller family since 1949, this sizable beer tent has tradition and modernity, with Johann and Silvia Stadlmüller carrying on families esteemed legacy. Its central ship feature provides a distinctive ambiance as the band performs from its deck. The maritime theme, complete with masts, sails, nets, and life preservers, contributes to a unique atmosphere within the tent.

Essential Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Host(s): Johann Stadtmüller
  • 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: 3862 (3,162indoor and 700 outdoor)
  • Beer: Augustiner
  • Music: Platzl-Oktoberfestkapelle band
  • Specialty: fish on a stick & gay Monday
  • 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: Boasts family environment, especially during the evening and weekdays. 

Fischer Vroni Tent Capacity

With an indoor seating capacity accommodating up to 2,695 individuals and an outdoor area of 700 guests, the combined capacity of 3,395 seats offers ample room for comfortable seating for everyone in the festival.

The menu at the Tent

The main attraction here is the long row of grills on one side of the tent. They’re about a meter long. This is where they cook delicious seafood like mackerel, whitefish, trout, and char. Here, fish is prepared on sticks and grilled, known as “Steckerlfisch.” 

Apart from the seafood, the tent includes other options, too, catering to diverse taste buds. The tent offers daily lunch specials, organic roast chicken, and roast pork. The best part is the menu also includes dishes for little ones. Kids up to 12 can enjoy a selection of dishes made just for them. So, the food at Fischer-Vroni is for all the taste preferences and ages!

Beer Served at Fischer-Vroni

At Fischer-Vroni, beer is served in wooden barrels, keeping with the tradition of the Augustiner brewery, a famous beer supplier among the “Big Six” at the festival. Beer, spritz, champagne, and non-alcoholic beverages are also available in the tent. 

Musical Specialty

The lead of the brass band is Sepp Folger, an experienced individual in the field. He and his Munich-based musicians have provided the electric afternoon ambiance at the Fischer-Vroni venue for three decades.

Gay Monday Taking Up the Venue

If you want to experience something special at Oktoberfest, go on the second Monday. That’s when the Fischer-Vroni tent is packed with people, including members of the LGBTQ community from Bavaria mingling with the usual crowd. It’s so busy that finding an empty seat without a reservation can be tough. This day is known as one of the liveliest party days at Oktoberfest every year.

Reservation

The tent at Fischer Vroni operates from 10:00 AM to 11:30 PM daily. Find a reserved spot via the official website, especially during busy periods such as Gay Monday. While walk-in bookings may be accommodated, making reservations online in advance can save you from the hassle. 

Location 

When strolling along Wirtsbudenstraße from the primary entrance, the Fischer Vroni beer tent can easily located on the left side. Positioned close to public transportation hubs such as Theresienwiese, Goetheplatz, and Hauptbahnhof, Fischer Vroni offers ease of access for all attendees of the Munich Oktoberfest. Tram, subway, or bus are convenient modes of transportation to reach Fischer Vroni straightforwardly.