The Oktoberfest starts to fill up from 07.30am and most tents are full by 9.30- 10.00am. If you don’t have a reservation, it can mean a long wait to be allowed in, as the numbers are strictly controlled for safety reasons. Security is extensive even with a reservation as bags, rucksacks etc. are checked. Good to know.
There are a number of reservation options, including boxes. balcony and even the main floor area. Always check what you are booking. We had no booking, so selected a smaller tent that served chicken and duck and naturally beer, then about 14.00pm it was easier to get inside the Ochsenbraterei, (the name basically means roasted oxen on a rotisserie ).
It was full and difficult to find a table, but we did in the end. The Oktoberfest is international in it’s visitors, so you never know whom you might start up a conversation with. We met Germans, English, Brazilians, Americans, Russians and some we had no idea of their country.
Special memory of the Ochsenbraterei
It is really amazing how much one can drink when enjoying good company and singing, but it inevitably leads to the need to go to the toilet. For men it is relatively easy to find the “Pissoir”, what was very unusual was the interior decoration on the walls.
|There were other images, but you need to visit the Pissoir yourself.|