From: Saturday, September 16, 2023
To: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Gay Sunday September 17, 2023 in the Bräurosl tent from 9:00 am
Monday, Sept. 18, 2023 (from 3 p.m.)
Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 (from 1 p.m.)
Dust of you lederhosen and head for Munich for the world’s biggest beer drinking festival.
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Gay days at Oktoberfest 2022
For many, Gay Sunday at Oktoberfest is considered the most beautiful day of the year. Thousands of gay boys from all over the world enjoy one of the most unique gay parties in Europe.
What started out as a small event led by the Münchner Löwen Club has since become an annual tradition.
- Sunday, September 17, 2023 (from 9:00 am)
- First things first! Arrive early; even by 7.30am at the Braurosl tent you will find queues snaking around the building with hundreds of excited gays waiting to enter.
- Gay Sunday in the Bräurosl at the Oktoberfest / “Gay Sunday” in the Bräurosl
- As every year, the singing Bräurosl will open the gayest Sunday of the year with a crisp ” Servus, Gruezi und Hallo “.
- Pschorr-Bräurosl: Reservations already accepted. Send emails to [email protected] with your desired reservation date(s) and if you have a preferred area in the tent
- Stay in the centre of town and take the U-bahn or taxi to the Oktoberfest Showgrounds.
Münchner Löwen Club e. V. (MLC)
- Münchner Löwen Club hosts their own event as part of their “MLC Oktoberfest Treffen”, gay weekend meeting.
- For ” Gay Sunday” you need the MLC card package to access the balcony of Bräurosl.
- There is a full balcony with more than 600 seats reserved for the MLC.
- Access to the rest of the marquee is free; but only as long as there is still some free space below (in the central aisle).
“RoslMontag” – Gay Wiesn Club
- Monday, 18th September 2023 (from 3 p.m.)
- ” RoslMontag ” is the name given to a group of gay Munich residents for the Oktoberfest meeting for gays and lesbians on the first Oktoberfest Monday.
- Pschorr-Bräurosl has been bursting at the seams for years on Gay Sunday. There are only a few other Oktoberfest venues for gays.
- The new meeting point for gay Oktoberfest fans is therefore on the first Oktoberfest Monday from 3:00 p.m. in the beer garden at Bräurosl (to the right of the main entrance) and in the rear part in the beer tent (under the balcony)
“Prosecco-Wiesn” at Fischer Vroni
- Monday, Sept. 25, 2023 (from 1 p.m.)
- The second Monday of the Oktoberfest was known as ” Prosecco-Wiesn “.
- The event takes place in the in the Fischer-Vroni festival tent.
- On the second Monday in Oktoberfest there is traditionally the second big highlight in the gay and lesbian Oktoberfest calendar. A whole tent full of scenes! If you want to be there, take a day off. Because from the early afternoon it gets tight in the smallest marquee (the “big” Oktoberfest tents) on the Theresienwiese.
Getting to Oktoberfest
- The easiest way to get to the Oktoberfest is to take the U-bahn to Hauptbahnhof which delivers you right to the Theresienwiese show grounds, where Oktoberfest is held.
- You will need to arrive at Oktoberfest early if you want to secure space at a table in the gay tent.
- Alternatively, if you’re staying in and around central Munich, it shouldn’t take you long at all to walk out to Theresienwiese. The grounds are around a 25-minute stroll from the central Marienplatz.
- There are over 130 hotels located close to the festival grounds. Our top choice is the NH Collection München Bavaria, a 4 star hotel with high review scores offering modern rooms, a fully equipped gym to work off the excess beer and perfect location for the festival.
The Oktoberfest Tents
- Once the tent is full then it is effectively closed, so it’s important to get there early enough so that you get in to the tent, but equally critical is ensuring that you can find enough space on a table so that you can sit with your friends (each table takes 10 people).
- Each tent serves up their very own brand of Bavarian tradition, which in the Bräurosl tent means just one thing: Entertainment. The Bräurosl beer tent has been managed by the Heide family for seven generations, so they know a thing or two about what makes for a good Bavarian beer bash.
- The format is fairly uncomplicated – plenty of 6% German beer, served in one 2 pint ‘masskruge’ mug, and live music in the form of an ‘oompah’ band belting out all manner of camped-up cover versions.
- Then there is the venue – an extravagantly decorated drinking hall that can seat over 8,000 (mostly LGBTI) patrons in long rows of communal tables, and you have the scene set for one hell of a party.
- Oktoberfest also offers visitors more than just the beer halls of course, and the fair also has plenty of other attractions: Fairground rides and amusements to keep everyone entertained.
- As well as the beer tents you will find food tents, selling traditional German sausage, singing and thigh slapping dances keep you entertained as you sample some of the beers on offer. All of the bars and clubs join in on the fun by having a party night once the beer tents close.
Where to stay in Gay Munich?
- Munich’s gayborhood is found in Glockenbachviertel, home to the city’s gay scene since the early 80s. The area is home to a broad mix of gay bars, from trendy and fashionable to more traditional beer houses and cruising clubs.
- The Müllerstraße is considered the centre of the Glockenbachviertel and, therefore, a focal point of the Munich gay scene, an art and gallery district and party mile.
- Stay close to the gay district in the old town near Marienplatz.
Trending Hotels in Munich
The following hotels are currently trending in Munich. All are close to the city’s gay bars and clubs.
Bayerischer Hof, Hotel Exquisit, Living Hotel, Mercure Hotel
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Sofitel Munich is our preferred place to
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The best area to stay in Munich is the Innenstadt and is within easy walking distance of most of the city’s shops and bars. Gay life in Munich focuses around the Glockenbachviertel and Sendlinger-Tor-Platz.
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Offering 5 gourmet restaurants, 6 bars, and an exclusive spa with rooftop pool, this historic 5-star hotel is located directly in Munich’s fashionable shopping district. The luxurious rooms and suites each feature an original design, ranging from cosmopolitan to colonial style. They all provide high-speed WiFi and air conditioning. A complimentary fruit basket and a bottle of mineral water
Located directly at the historic Viktualienmarkt marketplace in Munich city centre, this environmentally friendly hotel features a gym, 24-hour reception and free WiFi. The stylish rooms use renewable energy sources. Highlights include a 32-inch flat-screen TV, hot drinks facilities, extra-long beds. Some rooms feature views of Viktualienmarkt marketplace.
Just 650 m from Munich Central Station, Eurostars Book Hotel offers a fitness centre and free WiFi. Literary-themed rooms feature a flat-screen TV. You can also enjoy the sauna. Each rooms is dedicated to a famous book. Features include tea/coffee facilities, a minibar and a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. The hotel’s restaurant serves a international specialties.
This quietly located, 3-star Superior hotel in Munich’s Old Town is just a 3-minute walk from the famous Marienplatz square. It offers air-conditioned rooms and free high-speed Wi-Fi. A large, tasty breakfast buffet is on offer at the Mercure Hotel München Altstadt every day. The modern rooms of the Mercure Hotel feature flat-screen TV. Minibars include free mineral water.
Highlights of a busy Gay Tent at the Oktoberfest in Munich.
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2 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, and a 24-hour fitness center. Additionally, a rooftop terrace, a 24-hour business center, and a coffee shop/café are onsite. All 73 soundproofed rooms feature WiFi and iPod docks. LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also find comforts like premium bedding and pillow menus.
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a 24-hour health club and a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, a rooftop terrace. All 72 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and iPod docks. LED TVs with satellite channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like pillow menus and bathrobes.
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a health club. Other amenities include a sauna, valet parking, and a business center. All 167 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and minibars. Comforts include premium bedding and pillow menus, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.
This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, self parking, and concierge services. All 85 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and room service. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities that guests will find include free bottled water and hair dryers.