Love it or hate it. The Oktoberfest is what it is, either way. Every beer tent comes with a cliché, some of which are true: Schottenhammel (young), Käfer (V.I.P.), Hacker-Pschorr & Löwenbräu (traditional), Fischer Vroni (gay), Weinzelt (antiquated), Augustiner (#1 beer) … Our preferred watering hole is the Schützenzelt. More specifically, its balcony, where the sun sets with a splendid view of Munich’s landmark, the Bavaria. Käfer is right across, which is practical, as that’s the only spot which stays open after 11pm (thru 1am). If you’re visiting with children, the Oide Wiesn is the place to be, as it’s a little bit calmer. By the way, locals call the Oktoberfest “Wiesn” (which is short for “Theresien­wiese” – and Bavarian for “lawn”) because King Ludwig first hosted royal horse races in honor of Princess Therese on this turf back in 1810. Yearly beer festivities have an even longer tradition in Bavaria, because it was customary to drink up the stocked amber nectar before the start of a new brewing season.

Theresienwiese, Westend, oktoberfest.de
Get directions

Short Notice

Dear Guests! Please consider the updated Corona-Regulations on your own responsibility. Our Bar-Reception is is located on the 4th floor and open daily from 8am thru 10pm. Please not that office hours are likey to vary depending on daily measures – but we are always available by phone +49 89 552 791 727. You can also reach us by email hello@flushingmeadowshotel.com

Thank you for your understanding!