Schottenhamel-Festhalle Oktoberfest Tent Guide: Reservations, Photos & More!

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The Schottenhamel-Festhalle tent at Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest is best known for its opening day keg tap by the mayor, as well as its exciting party atmosphere.

Well if you’re currently planning your own Oktoberfest trip, you might be wondering how to get reservations to the Schottenhamel-Festhalle tent, or maybe just curious to take a peek inside.

If so, you’re in luck! Read on for an overview of the Schottenhamel-Festhalle tent at Oktoberfest, from seating capacity and what beer they serve to a (more personal) assessment on the tent’s overall vibe, based on personal experience.

PS: Want to read more about Oktoberfest’s tents? Check out our full ranking of Oktoberfest tents in Munich.

Schottenhamel-Festhalle Basic Facts

Beer served at this Oktoberfest tent: Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu

Indoor seating capacity: 6000

Outdoor seating capacity: 4000

How to Get Reservations at the Schottenhamel-Festhalle

Reservations open: Now

Reservations made by: Their online reservation system here

How to get reservations at the Schottenhamel Oktoberfest tent: 

For what it’s worth, this is by far the easiest, least stressful system of making Oktoberfest table reservations, so if you want something stress-free, go for this one. The best part here is you get immediate confirmation, so no waiting game.

STEP ONE: Head over to their online reservation system here

STEP TWO: Select your desired date and then look for green tables which are available. Click on the table you want to reserve.

STEP THREE: Select your meal option. If you’re not sure how much you’re going to eat, just go for the minimum (usually 1-2 1 Maß and a half chicken depending on the timeslot you book for).

STEP FOUR: Enter your contact information.

STEP FIVE: Happy dance and wait for your confirmation! You’ll be invoiced at the start of July once prices are solidified. Be sure to pay as soon as you receive the invoice so that your reservation can be 100% confirmed.

Overall Schottenhamel-Festhalle Decor & Vibe

Schottenhamel is where the party starts! This is the tent where the mayor taps the first keg every year to kick off Oktoberfest celebrations. Known for its happy party vibe, this tent is another one of my favourites.

I love Schottenhamel because it just feels more advanced than most of the other tents. First of all, the benches are arranged in a square formation, which makes it way easier to speak to everyone at the table, PLUS they’re bolted down to the floor, which means less likelihood of a brutal fall.

Last but not least, there’s netting under the tables where you can throw your purse or bag. Why do the tents not all have this? I’ll never know.

More Photos from the Schottenhamel-Festhalle

We Hope You Enjoyed This Guide to the Schottenhamel-Festhalle at Oktoberfest!

Have you been to this tent before? If so, be sure to share your experience in the comments to help other Oktoberfest visitors in the future. Prost!

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