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.
Beer tents and beer garden
The “Festhalle Bayernland” is a integral part of the Frühlingsfest for long time.
Bavarian specials like roast chicken, knuckle of pork and rolled pork roast are served in the beer tent. Together with the smooth fresh tapped “Augustiner Beer” it’s the perfect Bavarian treat.
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 famous ”Hippodrom” beer tent at the Oktoberfest owned by Tina and Sepp Kraetz.
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
Reservations: Telefon 089-21568767
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.
Grand Opening 04.24.2009 2:30 pm
The opening ceremony begins on 24.4. 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. The first 100 guests will get served the beer in the 2018 collectors mug and can keep the mug (even free).
Parade to the Theresienwiese, including all participants, vendors in a festive coach. Followed by the horse-drawn brewer's cart carriages of the three breweries and all the beer tent bands. At the entrance the beer tent bands will perform a concert.
The patronage of the Spring Festival has Mayor Manuel Pretzl. He will tap the first cask of beer in the Hippodrom on April 24, 4:00 pm
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.
St. Pauls Church was designed by Georg von Hauberrisser. Construction started 1896 and was completed 1906. During the Frühlingsfest the church will open its bell-tower to the public. If you are willing to climb the stairs leading to the platform (70 m high, aprox. 230 feet), you’ll have a breathtaking view of the festival area and the city of Munich. If the foehn wind (a dry down-slope wind that occours in the lee side of a mountain range) is blowing, you may even see the alps. The bell-tower is open to the public on weekends, except during worship service.
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 53 (Schwanthalerhoehe)
Metro bus 58 (Georg-Hirth-Platz or Goethe Square), CityBus 131 and
132 (Hans-Fischer-road or Poccistraße)
CityBus 134 (Theresienhöhe)
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