Status: 22/09/2023, 04:48 a.m.
By: Regina Mittermeier
At the Oktoberfest, the party is celebrated in perfect weather. When it comes to price, some people have to swallow, because the mass costs up to 14.90 euros this year. That's why we asked Oktoberfest visitors how much money they spend per day.
Munich – The Oktoberfest is a fun event of superlatives! No folk festival is bigger or more famous – and you probably don't have to spend more money on any of them. The Mass, for example, is getting more expensive every year – this year it is sometimes 14.90 euros. Nevertheless, people love the Oktoberfest and many people pull out their wallets without thinking too much.
How much exactly do visitors spend in one day – and for what? We asked locals and tourists. Here they calculate what they will get for drinks, food, dessert and rides.
Couple snatches sweet Oktoberfest bargain
Gerhard (62) and Brigitte Greisle (61) from Munich © Oliver Bodmer
We spent €54 today.
Gerhard (62) and Brigitte Greisle (61) from Munich
"We were at the shift at 10 o'clock in the morning. Each of us ordered a pair of white sausages with pretzels and wheat beer, each for 15.90 euros. We then rounded up and paid 35 euros including a tip. Afterwards we got hold of a bargain – at a stand before 18 p.m. there were 200 grams of roasted almonds for five euros. In addition, there are 14 euros for a gingerbread heart as a souvenir - that makes a total of 54 euros. We go to the Oktoberfest two or three times a year, preferably during the day when it's less busy."
60 euros for carousel rides at the Oktoberfest 2023
Filo Crocamo (29) and Pasquale Guzzo (30) with Aurora (2) from Munich © Oliver Bodmer
Our day cost 100,– €.
Filo Crocamo (29) and Pasquale Guzzo (30) with Aurora (2) from Munich
"We paid around 100 euros for our Oktoberfest excursion. Our daughter, Aurora, of course, wanted to try rides. Because one of us sometimes went with us, all the trips alone cost about 60 euros. In addition, there are four sausage rolls for seven to eight euros each – that makes about 30 euros with a tip. We also bought a bottle of water for four euros plus chocolate strawberries for Aurora for four euros."
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Ordered two litres of Oktoberfest beer – and rounded up to 35 euros
Frederick (38) from Munich and Tilmann (40) from Miesbach with Greta (5) © Oliver Bodmer
We paid €120 at the Oktoberfest.
Frederick (38) from Munich and Tilmann (40) from Miesbach with Greta (5)
"We ordered two litres of beer – and rounded them up to 35 euros. In addition, Greta got a soda for 3.50 euros. At noon in the Fischer Vroni we ate a stick mackerel for about 25 euros and a giant pretzel for 6.40 euros. Afterwards we had Kaiserschmarrn for dessert for 15.90 euros and a gingerbread heart for about 15 euros. We also drove Wild Mouse – that's around 13 euros for a child and an adult. In total, everything cost almost 114 euros, although of course we rounded up here and there. So we spent around 120 euros."
Admission to the Oide Wiesn costs 4 euros per person
Anika (38) and Florian Damm (35) from Germering ©, Oliver Bodmer
We spent €100 at the Oide Wiesn.
Anika (38) and Florian Damm (35) from Germering
"We were at the Oidn Wiesn for lunch – for which we had to pay eight euros for admission. We then ordered a cyclist there for 14.20 euros plus a water for 5.70 euros. In addition, there was an ox breast for 26.80 euros and a sliced meat with spaetzle for 19.50 euros. The Kaiserschmarrn at the end cost 16.50 euros. It is relatively little for a relatively large amount of money – namely about 90 euros. Of course, you still give a tip. So we spent a total of just under 100 euros."
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