Marstall Festzelt

Marstall tent is known to be vibrant at Oktoberfest among the large tents and be greeted by its striking Art Nouveau exterior. Inside, cozy Bavarian vibes blend with an exciting atmosphere. The beer served is Spaten and Franziskaner throughout the day, with family-friendly vibes until evening. The tempting menu can be savored while soaking in great music. The tent transforms into a lively party hub as night falls, especially bustling around the large bar on the back balcony. Marshall Tent has replaced the Hippodrome and has made a place among all the large beer tents in the venue since 2014, drawing inspiration from Oktoberfest’s cavalier roots. Decorative horses throughout the tent pay homage to the festival’s horse race origins in 1810, during the Wiesns’ first iteration.

Perched atop the marquee stands the Quadriga, featuring four horses in a trotting pose alongside a Bavarian figure. Crafted in Dresden alongside the music carousel, this sculpture holds significance as a gesture of gratitude from festival host Siegfried Able to his wife and two daughters. 

Essential Guidelines for Visitors 

  • Host(s): Siegfried and Sabine Able and family
  • 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: 4,312 (230 standing capacity,3,200 indoor, and 882 outdoor)
  • Beer: Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu
  • Music: Royal Bavarian Full Throttle Orchestra
  • Specialty: Cozy marquee & unique ornamental style  Art Nouveau ambiance
  • 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

Marstall Festzelt Tent Capacity

The Marstall Festzelt is considered a mid-sized tent among the other large tented erected at Oktoberfest grounds, having a seating capacity of approximately 3,200 individuals indoors, complemented by an additional 882 outdoor seating options and 230 for standing. Characterized by a well-considered design, this tent prioritizes comfort and ease of access. Local and non-local, including families and late-night enthusiast visitors, enjoy diverse activities in an enjoyable atmosphere.

The Traditional Delicacies to Relish 

The Marstall restaurant offers a variety of traditional Oktoberfest foods like chicken and roast ox. The tent also serves unique dishes such as a saddle of venison with chanterelles and black tiger king prawns. Many people love their homemade Kaiserschmarrn with plums and applesauce. The menu has special entries for kids and offers vegetarian and vegan options, like homemade quinoa and chickpea patties. Pairing the exquisite Bavarian dishes with a refreshing Wiesn beer from the Spatenbrauerei or a tasty Franziskaner provides a complete culinary experience. 

Musical Specialty

The musical carousel, adorned with rotating horses, is a captivating centerpiece attraction within the tent, reminding of the horse race back time at Wiesn. Positioned strategically, it offers visitors diverse music from two different bands. Since 2022, the Marstall resonated with the lively tunes of the newly introduced Royal Bavarian Vollgas Orchestra during the evening. The band consisted of five members and created a sense of familiarity. Three members had previously been part of the old “Münchner Zwietracht band.” The band is appreciated for its ability to create electrifying performances within the tent.

Oktoberfest Tent Reservation

.Make reservations in advance to enjoy yourself without getting in queues. The tent provides time slots throughout the day, including morning, afternoon, and evening, ensuring guests enjoy Wiesn at the desired time and date.

Beer Tent Location

Situated at the main entrance of Theresienwiese, the Marstall Festzelt has barrier-free accessibility. The tent ensures ease of access for all visitors. It is conveniently reachable via public transportation, with the closest subway stations being Theresienwiese (U4/U5) and Goetheplatz (U3/U6). Additionally, taxi services are readily accessible at nearby Schwanthaler Straße or Mozartstraße, providing alternative transportation options for attendees apart from ridesharing.