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5,000 Founders do business at the Oktoberfest

Join a Table Captain at the world-famous Oktoberfest celebration, where you'll have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and engage in inspiring discussions over a cold bier.

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Who are Table Captains?

Table Captains can be founders, investors, C-Level executives, or journalists. Still, first and foremost, they are experts in topics relevant to members of the tech startup ecosystem.

THREE GOOD Reasons to join a Table Captain at the Oktoberfest

1. Enjoy a powerful discussion with some of the most innovative thinkers in the startup world over bier.

Get fueled by an unforgettable session of creativity and connection.

3. Benefit from your Captains’ knowledge, experience and wisdom.

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Bring your ideas to the table

As a Table member, you can engage in two 45-minute sessions among likeminded individuals - all wanting to hear something outside their usual "knowledge bubble".

Hold your Maß tight, let your creativity soar, and prepare to lay the foundation for new ideas and unexpected revelations!

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Where and when?

Schottenhamel Festzelt

26 September 2023, at 10:00 CEST to 1 PM CEST

Sessions Length

The table captain slots result from 2 times 45 minutes


Up to 8 participants per session per table


If you own a dirndl or lederhosen, that would be great, but it's not mandatory

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Pre Event


Personalize your ticket

Only personalized tickets can participate.

Tue, Sep 19
16:00 CEST

Choose your Table Captain

You will receive an email invite to choose your Table Captain - be quick, it's first come - first served.

On Event - Sep 26


Oktoberfest area opens for visitors

Access to the venue will not be possible before 10:00 - please note restrictions for luggage

10:00 - 10:45

Find your table

Get to the Festhalle Schottenhamel and find your table.

10:45 - 11:30

Table Captain Round 1

Pitch, chat and discuss as much as you can.

11:30 - 11:45

Switch tables

Captains stay at their table and attendees switch.

11:45 - 12:30

Table Captain Round 2

A new captain, a new topic and a new round of people at your table.


Is an additional reservation or ticket required for the Oktoberfest?

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.

When can I choose my Table Captain?

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 which tent is Bits & Pretzels?

In the Festhalle Schottenhamel.

When do the Bits & Pretzels Table Captain sessions happen?

On the third and last day of the event, 26 September from 10:00 till 12.30 (end of official program).

When should I arrive at Oktoberfest?

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.

How to get to Oktoberfest?

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:

U-Bahn (Subway)

  • U4/5 Theresienwiese or Schwanthalerhöhe
  • U3/6 Goetheplatz or Poccistraße

S-Bahn (Suburban train)

  • S1 to S8 Hackerbrücke


  • Lines 53, 58, 62 and 134


  • Lines 18/19 and 16/17

Tickets, timetables and connections:, the app MVG Fahrinfo München, the MVV-App or Munich Journey Planner.

Taking a taxi

If your taxi driver doesn’t know where the Oktoberfest is: Get out immediately.

Can I bring luggage to the Oktoberfest?

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

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.

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Munich | 24–26
September 2023

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