The Fruehlingsfest, lovingly called “Octoberfest’s little sister”, is leading off the funfairs in Munich. The enjoyment for the whole family runs two weeks and will fill Munich’s Theresienwiese with fairground rides, beer tents and live music.
The Munich Spring Festival started in 1965 and many of the vendors are still represented.
April 20, 2018 - Opening
The opening ceremony begins on April 20th at 2:30 pm on the Theresienhöhe between Congress Hall and Transport Museum. The breweries Augustiner, Hofbräu, Hacker-Pschorr, Paulaner and Spaten invite you to free beer.
Mayor and patron Josef Schmid will tap the first barrel of beer in the Hippodrome at 16:00.
Beer tents and beer garden
The “Festhalle Bayernland” is a integral part of the Frühlingsfest for long time.
Come and enjoy the Bavarian “Gemuetlichkeit”. Daily entertainment with varying Bands.
More Information: www.festhalle-bayernland.de
The “Hippodrom” is a smaller Version of the former famous ”Hippodrom” beer tent at the Oktoberfest owned by Tina Kraetz and Johanna Barsy.
On the menu you’ll find “Oktoberfest delicatessen” like grilled chicken and Bavarian Style Veal Hamburgers and “Spaten Fruehlingsfest Hell" on tap.
More Information: www.hippodom-fruehlingsfest.de
Munich Beer Garden
The beergarden is a perfect place to enjoy the sun and the warm evenings. Hot and cold bavarian snacks, beer specialties like “Paulaner wheat beer”and a wide variety of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
More Information: www.edmundradlinger.de
Food and Drink
Vendors all over the fairground will sell a wide variety of specials, like Bratwurst, Currywurst, Hot Dogs and Corn on the cob. Seafood lovers will find shrimp, crayfish, crabs and various specialities of fish, special „Steckerlfisch” -fish grilled on a stick-.
Frühlingsfest is also a paradise for sweet lovers. More than 40 vendors offer sweets for all ages. Chocolate covered fruits, roasted almonds and sugar-coated apples. You should not miss the Slush-Eis or the Gingerbread Heart.
Wine and Softdrinks are offered from different vendors too.
Insider’s Tip for the visitors of the Spring Festival ‘Frühlingsfest’ in Munich:
Sensational view of the festival area from high above
The neo-gotic church of St. Paul is situated adjacent to the Theresienwiese.
A mobile ATM Machine at the fairground for your convinience
Public Transportation to the Theresienwiese
S 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 8 Hackerbrücke
S 7, S 20, S 27 Heimeranplatz,
U4, U5 to Theresienwiese or Schwanthalerhöhe
U3 and U6 - Goethe square or Poccistrasse
U4 and U5 - Theresienwiese or Schwanthalerhöhe
Metro bus 58 (Georg-Hirth-Platz or Goethe Square), CityBus 131 and
CityBus 134 (Theresienhöhe)
Timetable and Ticketinformation: