Loewenbraeu Festzelt

The Löwenbräu tent stands tall at 37 meters, impossible to miss with its towering presence. A mighty lion, standing four and a half meters tall, guards the entrance, roaring out a hearty “Löööwenbräu” every few minutes. This tent draws in locals and internationals alike because of its lively atmosphere, which amuses its guests. Its reputation for serving the finest beer, creating the best ambiance, and providing top-notch service are the known characteristics of the Loewenbraeu.

Over half of the 200 waitresses have served for over two decades, and some guests are now enjoying the festivities alongside their second or third generations. Since 1996, the house band “Die Heldensteiner,” led by Bernd Hansmaier, has entertained crowds in the Löwenbräu tent with lively performances creating a celebratory atmosphere for all.

The Löwenbräu-Festzelt significant emphasis on environmental conservation. It completely avoids using disposable tableware, opting instead for reusable options. The tent’s water recycling system repurposes water from the beer mug dishwasher to supply the toilets. The cost savings generated from this water recycling initiative are allocated to charitable donations. All 16,000 light bulbs adorning the “tent sky” were transitioned to LED technology in 2011. This dedication to eco-friendly practices has earned the venue multiple awards, including the prestigious Gold Medal for Environmental Protection awarded by the Free State of Bavaria.

Essential Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Host(s): Stephanie Spendler
  • 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: 8,200 (5,700 indoor and 2,800 outdoor)
  • Beer: Löwenbräu
  • Music: Günter Pilzwegers Heldensteiner
  • Specialty: Eco-friendly tent-dishwasher water used in toilet
  • 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.
  • 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

Loewenbraeu Festzelt Tent Capacity

The Löwenbräu tent is a prominent venue among the Oktoberfest large tents lined up, with ample space to accommodate approximately 8,500 guests. Within this spacious setting, 5,700 guests can find themselves seats indoors, while an additional 2,800 can enjoy the lively ambiance of the beer garden. 

The Traditional Delicacies to Relish

The menu at Löwenbräu offers variety to the traditional Oktoberfest attendees, including authentic entries that capture the essence of Bavarian cuisine. From classic favorites like Lower Bavarian duck with potato dumplings to pork sausages served with barrel-aged sauerkraut, the menu is full of dishes to serve with the Wiesn traditional food. 

Options like ox bouillon, breast of veal, and sweetbread sausage are available for those seeking a taste of the past. Vegan options make the menu diverse in culinary offerings, such as Carinthian porcini noodles. One distinct specialty is the “Bratreindl,” prepared for two people, having a roasting pan filled with a delectable assortment of knuckles of pork, duck, and suckling pig. The butcher, Markus Bauch, is renowned in the Munich wholesale market for his quality and expertise in supplying the finest meats.

Musical Specialty

The ambiance within the Löwenbräu-Festhalle takes a spirited turn when the band “Die Heldensteiner,” led by Günter Pilzweger, enters the stage, entertaining everyone from their beer-laden benches. With a collection of songs relating to Oktoberfest tradition, the band effortlessly delivers all the beloved classics, from “Fürstenfeld” to “Skandal im Sperrbezirk.” The guests are meant to get up and dance in no time. Their attempt at the Beatles’ timeless anthem, “Hey Jude,” has attained legendary status, marking it as one of the standout musical performances at Oktoberfest.

Oktoberfest Tent Reservation

Reservation of the Loewenbraeu Festzelt starts as early as April May, six months before the Wiesn. The tent is crowded from Monday through Thursday during lunchtime, and due to high demand, making early reservations guarantees a place in this sought-after tent. Reserving a spot can be done via email, providing guests with a hassle-free process to organize the visit to the lively atmosphere of Oktoberfest.

Beer Tent Location

Located on Matthias-Pschorr-Straße, near the Winzerer Fähndl, the prominent Löwenbräu beer tent is to access venue with its impressive stature. Accessible via Munich’s extensive public transportation system, visitors can conveniently reach the festival grounds using either the Goetheplatz or Theresienwiese U-Bahn stations, facilitating a seamless journey to the hub of the celebrations.