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Oktoberfest tents

There are roughly a dozen big tents (all run by breweries). Their individual seating capacities range from about 5,000 to 10,000.

Scarce seating
on weekends

Although the tents can collectively accommodate nearly 100,000 people, seating can become scarce, particularly on weekends.


The Oktoberfest began in 1810 as a royal wedding celebration. The public was invited and beer flowed freely. The local citizenry thought it was a great idea and decided to turn it into a yearly happening. It has now been around for almost two centuries.

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