In the ancient times, the term “Hippodrom” was defined as an arena for horse racing in ancient Greece and Rome. The “Hippodrom” started in the year 1902 and can be easily recognized with the yellow and red color. It was the first stall having the permission to amuse guests aside from selling food and drinks. There were 25 horses to carry guests around the tent, making it an entertaining event for everyone. In present day Hippodrom Oktoberfest, horses have disappeared, but since Sepp Krätz, the Bavarian rooted owner, took over in 1995, the Hippodrom Oktoberfest became a special, out of the ordinary beer festival.
What makes the Hippodrom a “hip tent” at the Oktoberfest festival is due to a crowd of fashionable and young singles who frequented the Hippodrom tent. Young men and singles find it easier to find a date here than in any other bar or nightclub due to its flirtatious vibe. Performers dance in revealing outfits such as short dirndls, and there is an increase in the number of celebrities visiting the Hippodrom tent, making it more attractive to visitors. However, this high popularity made reservations and seating in this Oktoberfest tent more difficult and exclusive as compared to other tents.
Total seating capacity of Hippodrom tent is for 4,200 persons, particularly 3,200 for inside seats and 1,000 for the outside seats. Although being one of the smallest tents, the cozy bar in the mezzanine, the Bavarian cruise, world-class beer, and a lot of international flair makes it very appealing to every visitor who wants to get the feel of the Oktoberfest beer festival.
Spaten-Franziskaner is the beer served in the Hippodrom tent. This beer has been brewing in Munich since 1937. This is the first Oktoberfest beer served since 1872. Amber in color, the taste is somewhat roasted malt flavor with the perfect amount of hops.
46+48 80335 Munich
Tel. ++ 49 (0) 89 / 52 00-0