Press Office Oktoberfest Munich

All information for media representatives about the Munich Oktoberfest. Dates, contacts, filming permits, services on the fairground


You can already save these press dates:

  • July 26th: Press conference “News at Oktoberfest”
  • August 29th: Presentation of the official Oktoberfest beer mug
  • September 19th: Press tour on the Oktoberfest grounds
  • September 29th: Half-time balance press conference
  • October 6th: Balance press conference

Information about participants, venues and times will be announced - as usual - on this page

Oktoberfest-Motiv 2024

Presskit Oktoberfest Munich

Presse releases and background information on the Munich Oktoberfest

Filming and photographing at the Oktoberfest

The festival site will remain closed during the dismantling of the Oktoberfest. Filming and photo work is not possible. Entry permits are not issued.

Filming permits for the set-up of the fair will only be issued to media for reporting purposes up until 13 September. Please apply no later than 48 hours before the scheduled filming date at
Filming permits will be sent out by e-mail after verification and are valid for the entire set-up period from 7 am to 9 pm.

Permits for commercial purposes (film, marketing or advertising) or for topics not directly related to the Oktoberfest will generally not be granted for the entire construction site area during the set-up phase. For safety reasons, admission to the tents is not permitted while they are being erected.

For photo, film and sound recordings involving little effort, no filming permit is required on the fairground (Feststrassen Oktoberfest and Oide Wiesn) if:

  • shooting and photography serve exclusively the purpose of journalistic reporting
  • only small-scale equipment is used (equipment required with a volume of < three litres or < 20 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm)
  • no other aids or superstructures are used (e.g. barriers, spotlights)
  • no more than five people are involved in the shoot

Entry permit required
Under certain conditions, an entry permit is also required for journalistic reporting. This is issued:

  • if the equipment exceeds the permissible size (> three litres or > 20 cm x 15 cm x 10 cm)
  • for more elaborate filming (e.g. involving more than five people, additional superstructures)

You can apply for an entry permit with large equipment here:

Reporting from the Munich Oktoberfest will be possible without accreditation from 2022. This means that a filming permit is no longer required for journalistic picture and TV reporting using simple equipment.

With large-scale equipment:
In order to ensure access to the fairground with required equipment that exceeds the permitted size (three litres or 20 x 15 x 10 cm) and for more elaborate filming, a permit must be applied for in advance (Link online from July 31, 2023).

Note: Only those using large-scale equipment need to apply for a permit. For all others using simple equipment or none at all, no separate permit is required.
All entrances can be used, including the pedestrian subway from Theresienhöhe (Entrance P 14). Please show the printed permit to the stewards without being asked.

  • For recordings in beer tents and at fairground rides and other fairground traders’ establishments you must obtain separate permission from the relevant provider.
  • In order to film or photograph police, rescue and ambulance operations, permission must be obtained from the relevant press office (see “Other contacts”)
  • Photography using drones is not permitted. There is an official ban on flying over the fairground! Drones are not allowed to fly in the area of Theresienwiese during the fair.
  • Free tickets to the Oide Wiesn are available to members of the media at the Oktoberfest Press Office at Theresienwiese Service Centre (SZT).
  • Filming and photo shoots for purposes other than journalistic reporting (e.g. marketing purposes, advertising, feature films and documentaries, gaming sector) require approval and are subject to a fee. If possible, please apply for such permits three weeks in advance in writing to the Department of Labour and Economic Affairs by e-mail to


The Oktoberfest Press Office is located at the Theresienwiese Service Centre below the Bavaria Statue at Matthias-Pschorr-Str. 4.
Access is possible from the back of the Schottenhamel tent: it is easier if you hold a press pass, but this is not a condition for admission.
Press phone: +49 (0)89 233 82813

Opening hours

  • Thursday, 19 September, 3 pm – 5 pm Friday, 20 September, 10 am – 1 pm
  • 21 September through 6 October, 9 am – 6 pm daily.

Before the start of the Wiesn, the Press Office is only staffed irregularly on site up until 15 September. You can always reach us by phone or e-mail.

The Press Office team can assist with:

  • Interview requests and arranging interview appointments with the Oktoberfest Director
  • Enquiries about the event
  • Enquiries about the Oktoberfest as a tourism destination
  • Filming permits for media
  • Purchase of tickets for media representatives to the Oide Wiesn
  • Provision of workstations with wireless LAN
  • Issue of parking permits for the media parking area

Press releases will be made available for download as files only in the Oktoberfest Digital Press Kit at

No accreditation is required for reporting from the Munich Oktoberfest. This applies to all conventional and online media. The accreditation process in place up until 2019 will not be continued.

Accreditations for the tapping box in the Schottenhamel tent are issued exclusively by the Press and Information Office. The accreditation tender notice is published in the Rathaus Umschau.

Accreditations for the Parade of the Oktoberfest landlords and breweries 2024 and the traditional costume and marksmen parade are issued by Festring München ( 

A filming permit is no longer required for journalistic picture and TV reporting using simple equipment. See under “Filming and photography” for details.

Workstations with wireless LAN are available at the Oktoberfest Press Office at the Theresienwiese Service Centre (SZT).
This can be accessed via the entrance behind the Schottenhamel tent. Access is easier if you hold a press pass, but this is not a requirement

A car park will be set up for the media in the southern part of the Theresienwiese (access road 10, via Hans-Fischer-Strasse). A free parking permit is available to anyone who can prove a severe disability or who regularly has to transport heavy equipment typical of their profession onto the Oktoberfest ground. Only one free parking pass is available per editorial office.
Please send requests by e-mail to

Media representatives receive a free admission ticket to the Oide Wiesn. This can be collected in person at the Oktoberfest Press Office during opening hours. It is not necessary to apply in advance.

Pictures and videos featuring the Oktoberfest and Munich and the new Oktoberfest logo can be conveniently downloaded from the München Tourismus media portal after one-off registration.
Direct link to registration:
Download and use of the Oktoberfest logo are permitted for editorial purposes only.

If you would like to become a partner to the Munich Oktoberfest or distribute or produce official licensed products, please contact:



Oktoberfest Office
City of Munich
Department of Labour and Economic Development
Tel. (press only):
+49 89 233-82813

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