October festival 2015
The 182st October festival takes place in Munich from 19th September until 4th October 2015. It is tradition since 1810 and an important part of Bavarian culture. What began as a horse race in honour of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese, has grown over the years to the largest folk festival in the world. A three-digit number of fairground companies, over two dozen beer tents and numerous rides are present at this festival in Munich. Since the mid 19th century, the October festival is held on the Bavaria Wiesn.
To the October festival in Munich
If you decide to visit the October festival in Munich, it is worthwhile to start planning early. Start with a reservation for a seat in the beer tent and the early booking of your accommodation. The Munich October festival is opened with a parade of the October festival landlords and breweries marching as well as brass music. Decorated horse carriages, the carriage with the hosts and their families as well as all waitresses toast with the big beer pitchers (Masskrug) to the crowd. The parade is led by the Munich Kindl.
This is followed by the tapping of the first keg by the mayor of Munich with the famous statement: "O'zapft is" The subsequent twelve gun salute in front of the steps of the Bavaria open to serving in all tents. On the first Sunday traditionally the parade of the historic festival costumes and the hunting club takes place. For the most beautiful season in Munich, many fun fair traders gather on the Theresienwiese. Traditionally and extremely well known are the devil's wheel, the Schichtl, the crinoline and the toboggan. Since 2010, you can enjoy them on the Oiden Wiesn, the way the October festival was once celebrated. In addition you can enjoy daily horse racing and the historic carousels and traditional marquees give you the nostalgic feeling
By foot from the relexa hotel to the biggest festival in the world.
From the relexa hotel Munich is the October festival on the Theresienwiese within walking distance. With its location in the Schwanthalerstrasse our hotel offers easy access to Munich main train station.