Oide Wiesn – In 2010 and 2011, organizers put together a historic section with old rides and a traditional beer tent. The entrance fee for this section was 3 euros in 2011. Children under 14 got in free.
Amusement Park – Don’t forget to enjoy the rides and rollercoasters at The Funfair. There are a handful of rollercoasters and a dozen or so other rides. There’s also a ferris wheel. Called a riesenrad in Germany, it offers one of the best views of the Munich skyline for only 4 euros. You should also try the try the Krinoline merry-go-round which dates from irca 1900.
For a review of the coasters, try this forum review. In 2011, there were two new rides – a rafting ride called Rio Rapidos and a swing called Monster.
Carnival Show – Started in 1869.
Ascend the steps of the Bavaria statue to get an excellent view of Munich.
Admire the busts in the Hall of Fame
When you aren’t drinking, you should be eating! Try these popular Oktoberfest foods while at the Wies’n:
Roast Chicken (Hendl)
Pork Knuckles (Schweinshaxe)
Fish on a Stick
Wildmoser’s Roasted Duck and Chicken
Gingerbread Hearts – about one million made for Oktoberfest every year. Almost as popular as the beer.
If you don’t eat meat, here’s a guide for vegetarians.