Sep 01, 2019
If you're looking for an unforgettable Oktoberfest experience, then Germany should be at the top of your list. Although Munich is the most famous destination for this traditional festival, Frankfurt is giving the Bavarian capital a run for its money. Frankfurt takes Oktoberfest seriously and has even moved its beer hall to the largest arena in the city to accommodate the partygoers.
But with so much going on, it can be challenging to know where to start or where to stay. Fortunately, Capri by Fraser Frankfurt is here to guide you through the essential information to make the most out of your visit. In this blog post, we'll share everything you need to know about Oktoberfest in Frankfurt and where to stay to experience it to the fullest.
This year it runs from Wednesday 11th September to Sunday 6th October. The biggest misconception is that the event always takes place in October. And while the event does run for a few days into the first week of the month, a true Oktoberfest will always take place in the last two weeks of September. This year’s event takes place at Commerzbank Arena in the south of the city.
Every day the event is split into two blocks. You can go for the brunch sessions from 10.30 am to 4 pm, or the evening session from 5.30 pm to 12 am.
Your ticket time doesn’t mean you must be on time exactly. You’re free to come whenever you want throughout the session you’ve paid for. It is important to know that you won’t be admitted if you arrive one hour before your session ends.
And if you’ve booked a table seat for the evening, you guaranteed seat only lasts until 9 pm.
The event is usually 18+. Families can come during the brunch session though as it is usually quieter and better for families. Children under 15 should be allowed free entry if you’re going in the morning.
No, unless you want to go fully traditional for the event (it is encouraged). There is a dress code in place, but it isn’t too strict. It’s recommended you dress just like you’re going out to the bar, so no sportswear, football tops of local teams or what would be considered informal clothing.
Prices vary depending on where you’re sitting. Getting a seat at one of the long tables in the middle of the action will cost on average €42.40, and that includes €15.50 towards your beer. Prices then go up if you’re looking for a seat in the pasture (€48.30) or box tickets (€54.20) which includes money towards your drinks as well. You can buy tickets on the official Frankfurt Oktoberfest website.
There is a box office which usually has some spare tickets available on the day for the evening session. The box office opens at 5.30 pm every day, and that’s your best bet to get guaranteed entry.
A short walk from the hotel will get you to Frankfurt Central Station in no time at all. From there you’ll find multiple trains going towards Commerzbank Arena. The nearest station to the arena is Frankfurt am Main, and the event is signposted.
You’re there for a good time, not a quick time. Even though it is one big beer tent, everyone does drink responsibly, and security is very strict with attendees who they deem to have had a little too much, so enjoy it but don’t overindulge.
After partying all evening, you’ll want a hotel room you can relax in and not have to go too far to get a good coffee the next day. Our serviced studio apartments are ideal with their separate living area, kitchen with coffee machine and media hub in the suite.
Capri by Fraser Frankfurt has special offers on rooms running throughout the year. Take a look at our offers page to see what our current deals are. And remember that you’ll always get the best rate on one of our suites by booking directly on our website.