The beer tents are rising! Construction for the 2024 Oktoberfest in Munich officially began on July 1st, 82 days before the start of the world’s largest folk festival.

⇣⇣⇣ Watch progress below via webcam and photos from Munich locals ⇣⇣⇣

Each year the beer tents are built from scratch, a process that takes around 75 days.

Over a 10-week period the Wiesn, as the festival grounds are known, will transform into Munich’s biggest construction site.  Excavators, forklifts, trucks and hundreds of workers will ensure the stalls, rides, a post office, and most importantly the beer tents will rise just in time for Oktoberfest Opening Day on September 21st 2024.

Fascinating statistics for Oktoberfest 2024 construction

  • the materials for each tent are brought in by around 800 truck loads
  • up to 35,000 sqm of floor are laid per tent
  • 13.5 kilometres of cable will be laid
  • 270 metres of gas pipes will be laid
  • 370 metres of water pipes will be laid

All this so over 6 million visitors can raise beers and enjoy the world’s greatest event. Prost!

View live Webcam here

17th July 2024 Update

Thanks to Thomas Gosewinkel for the pics

2nd July 2024 Update

Thanks to Rainer Krämer for the pics