Hacker Festzelt

The Hacker Festzelt Oktoberfest tent, known as “the Bavarian Heaven,” has been a cherished emblem of tradition and joy in Munich since it started in 1907. Famous for its long history and impressive sky roof, this big tent got a significant makeover in 2016, making it even better. Christl and Toni Roiderer, the owners, played a big part in keeping the tent’s tradition of German hospitality alive. They worked hard to ensure the tent stayed true to its roots while making it modern and exciting. The famous Oscar-winning art director Rolf Zehetbauer used his creative skills to give the inside of the Hacker tent a whole new look, making it fresh and attractive.

The roof construction of the Hacker Festzelt has substantial wooden beams, beautifully decorated with light blue fabric. Unlike other tents, where the fabric panels absorb significant light, this setup creates an illusion of sitting beneath an amiable blue sky adorned with wispy clouds. 

Essential Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Host(s): Christl and Toni Roiderer
  • 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: 9,278 (6,838 indoor and 2,540 outdoor)
  • Beer: Hacker-Pschorr beer
  • Music: Die Kirchdorfer, Cagey Strings rock ‘n’ roll band
  • Specialty: The 2,000-square-meter painting makes beautiful interior scenic and sky & the most electrifying Oktoberfest finale on the last Sunday
  • 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. 

Hacker Festzelt Tent Capacity

The Hacker Festzelt is renowned for its generous capacity, capable of hosting up to  6,838 guests indoors and an extra 2,540 individuals in its vast beer garden, making a total space of 9,278 total capacity. 

Menu at Big Hacker Festzelt

The Roiderer family, who run the tent, says the ox and veal are sourced from Munich’s nearby region. The Kraus family from Ismaning provides the tent with sauerkraut, red cabbage, potatoes, and vegetables. The Roiderer family wants attendees to know how much they value using high-quality local products. Their menu includes traditional dishes like roast chicken and pork hock and appetizers like tartar. The tent also has options for vegans and vegetarians, like ricotta, Cesar salad, braised eggplant, and spinach bread dumplings with fresh mahroom cream sauce. Apple strudel and Dampfnudel are on the menu for all the Bavarian dessert lovers at Hacker Festzelt Tent.

Musical Specialty

The tranquil atmosphere of the tent feels like a peaceful, serene version of heaven, creating a calm environment for visitors. Famous bands like “Die Kirchdorfer” and “Cagey Strings,” known for their genuine rock ‘n’ roll shows, regularly add to the lively vibe. As Oktoberfest ends on its last Sunday, the music shifts slightly to nostalgic and sentimental melodies, bringing a hint of romance and sadness to the closing ceremony.

Reservation

Due to the tent’s popularity and renowned status among the Oktoberfest big tents, visitors should plan their reservations carefully and well in advance. Reservations can be conveniently made through online booking platforms, by phone, or by going directly to the booking office at Wiesn. 

Location 

Located strategically in the heart of the Oktoberfest grounds, the Hacker-Festzelt large tent provides convenient accessibility for visitors. It is positioned opposite the Augustiner tent and enjoys a prime location and excellent connectivity to the public transport network. Local and international guests can easily access the tent using Munich Public Transport.