For the next 16 days, the sights, sounds and especially the tastes of Oktoberfest will be everywhere at Munich Airport. When the “fifth season” rolls around, we enjoy it to the fullest. Many employees swap their uniforms for a traditional dirndl dress or lederhosen, and our airport brewmaster has created a special festival beer for the occasion. Creative Oktoberfest events and activities offer fun for the whole family.
The celebrations will even go airborne: For the 12th straight year, Lufthansa’s popular “Oktoberfest crew” will delight international passengers on many routes by donning traditional Bavarian costumes in the airline’s corporate colors.
Munich Airport also celebrating the Oktoberfest in their shops and restaurants at the airport: Airbräu – the airport brewery – will tap their specially created beer Gaudium right on time for the start of the Oktoberfest on September 21st. Many shops offer special Oktoberfest clothes and souvenirs.
Oktoberfest at the Airbräu
The Oktoberfest is the traditional beginning of the fifth season in Bavaria. In “Oktoberfest fever” is also the only airport brewery in the world.
The specially created festival beer “Gaudium” will be served in time for the Wiesn start on 21 September. Master brewer René Jacobsen has brewed a proud 4,000 litres of the full-bodied beer, which, with an original gravity of 14 percent, perfectly matches the traditional Bavarian cuisine of Airbräu.
Barrel tapping is on September 21st at 10 am. The marchingband Stadtkapelle Erding and the dancing group Volkstanzgruppe Dorfen will be there to provide the right musical entertainment.
Authentic Bavarian beers
A tasty meal is ideally complemented by pleasant surroundings. You’ll find both in the perennially popular Airbräu restaurant at Munich Airport, which features Europe’s only brewery in an airport.
Note for passengers:
For the beginning of the Oktoberfest, and thus for the busiest weeks of the year, four additional security lanes will be operated in Terminal 2. They are in the south of the central security checkpoint.
Families with buggies and guests with reduced mobility can still use special entry areas at the designated access points of the central security checkpoint.