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The Festival lasts for 3 days from 29 September- 1 October 2024.
The first two days happen at the ICM Munich - the international congress center of the Messe Munich. (Google Maps).
At the third day 5,000 attendees gather at the original Munich Oktoberfest at Festhalle Schottenhamel for the Table Captain networking.
The venue opens at 8:30. We strongly advise arriving as early as possible as the seats at the Bits & Pretzels Stage are limited.
For detailed info please check this link.
Please check the check-in times in the agenda. Please be sure to arrive early! Just head towards the Entrance West and you'll spot the blue check-in counters.
Present your VIVENU Event ticket, printed or electronic, along with a valid photo ID to receive your Bits & Pretzels badge and bracelet. Tickets are non-transferable after check-in. For security reasons, please check all larger bags in our supervised cloakroom before heading for the opening ceremony. There will be no full-spread breakfast—but hey, we aren’t called Bits & Pretzels for anything. There'll be some Brezn and fresh coffee for all of you to start the day right.
There are limited capacities available to store your luggage in our cloakroom. Waiting times might occur.
There are many hotels for your stay available around ICM. There are options for any budget.
For most of those formats, registration is necessary. Please come to the matchmaking area in person and talk to our matchmakers. Registration before the event is neither necessary nor possible.
Yes, you can, and most of the meetings are booked already prior to the event, right after we’ve opened our Matchmaking Tool (which will go live 10 days before the event). Our Matchmaking tool allows you to:
To download the app please search the Google and Apple App Stores for “Bits & Pretzels”.
The join code has been sent to you after personalizing your ticket. Please search your emails for "Brella".
If you haven't received your join code, you most likely haven't yet personalized your ticket. We highly recommend to do so as soon as possible.
If you have personalized your ticket, but haven't received your join code, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support.
No it is not. Every attendee can come to the tent. Nevertheless, if you want to join the table of a Table Captain you have to book your spot.
The booking process start Tuesday, 19 September at 16:00 CEST. All ticket holders will be informed via email. You need to have your ticket personalized before the booking starts. You will also need to download the Bits & Pretzels app to book your spot.
In the Festhalle Schottenhamel.
On the third and last day of the event, 26 September from 10:00 till 12.30 (end of official program).
Access to Oktoberfest is possible from 10:00. We advise you to come early as you have to walk for another 5-10 minutes to arrive at the Festhalle Schottenhamel.
Don’t come by car! Just don’t.
This is how you can get there by public transport:
Taking the U-Bahn to Theresienwiese
The lines U4 (green) and U5 (yellow) take you from, for example, Odeonsplatz, Karlsplatz/Stachus, or Hauptbahnhof directly to Theresienwiese in a few minutes. For those for whom Theresienwiese station is too busy, you can travel one stop further to Schwanthalerhöhe.
The U3 (orange) and U6 (blue) go from Odeonsplatz, Marienplatz or Sendlinger Tor, arriving in approx. 5 minutes at Goetheplatz or, one station further, Poccistraße. From here it is just a few minutes walk to the east and south entrances to Oktoberfest.
Taking the S-Bahn to the Wiesn
The main S-Bahn lines (S1 to S8) all go to Hackerbrücke: for example, it’s 2 minutes from Hauptbahnhof, 5 minutes from Marienplatz, and 10 minutes if you get on at Ostbahnhof. From Hackerbrücke station you can comfortably walk to the main entrance of Oktoberfest in 10 minutes. You can’t get lost, simply follow the people in Dirndls and Lederhosen!
Taking the bus and tram to Oktoberfest
There are some bus lines you can take to Theresienwiese:
MetroBus line 53 to Schwanthalerhöhe
MetroBus line 58 to Georg-Hirth-Platz, Beethovenplatz or Goetheplatz
MetroBus line 62 to Hans-Fischer-Straße, Poccistraße or Herzog-Ernst-Platz
StadtBus line 134 to Theresienhöhe or Schwanthalerhöhe
And of course you can get the Straßenbahn, which is called the “tram” in Munich.
Lines 18/19 to Holzapfelstraße or Hermann-Lingg-Straße
Lines 16/17 take you to Hackerbrücke, from which you can walk to Oktoberfest in 10 minutes.
Public transport overview:
S-Bahn (Suburban train)
Taking a taxi
If your taxi driver doesn’t know where the Oktoberfest is: Get out immediately.
We strongly advise you not to! At the venue bags up to a volume of 3 liters are allowed. Bigger luggage can be stored at the cloakroom service outside of Theresienwiese for a fee. Please note that this service is provided by the organizers of the Oktoberfest and not by Bits & Pretzels.
Food and beverages at the Oktoberfest have to be for paid by yourself. We strongly encourage you to bring cash as credit card payment is often limited and complicated. Welcome to Germany.
You can find all information about the Aftershow Party here.
No, to maximize the possibility to network, everybody can attend the Aftershow Party.