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Come and see what the buzz is all about!

Taking a closer look at the Bayerisches Zentral-Landwirtschaftsfest (ZLF)

Located right next to the world-famous Oktoberfest grounds, the 126th Bayerisches Zentral-Landwirtschaftsfest (Bavarian Central Agricultural Festival or ZLF)  will take place from September 17-25, 2016. Enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, this “agricultural extravaganza” provides ample opportunity to discover current trends in agriculture and forestry and to explore rural living, food and nutrition.

This historic farmers fair highlights everything from regional rural traditions to culinary delights and the latest trends in agricultural technology. In addition, 800 animals including cattle, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, poultry, a colony of bees and even llamas call the Thesesienwiese home for the duration of the event.

Be wowed! Experience Bavarian rural lifestyle with all your senses

  • Come join us for the exciting animal demonstrations taking place daily in the Big Ring (“Grosser Ring”) where horse races and shows are just the beginning
  • How are cows milked these days? Why don't you drop by our dairy barn in the heart of Munich and watch a milking robot milk 20 cows
  • Take a break at one of the many growers' booths offering locally produced Bavarian culinary delights, both hearty and sweet
  • Visit our large forestry and agricultural equipment exhibit to discover fascinating innovations and the latest state-of-the art developments in agricultural engineering
  • Our “village square” is packed with Bavarian speciality shops. Why not stop in at our brewery and see firsthand what local beer is really made of? Or, find out how blacksmiths, tanners and coopers mastered their trades in the old days? Younger visitors will be delighted to make friends with the friendly inhabitants of our Ziegenberg (“goat mountain”), enjoy facepainting and so much more.


"Gemuetlichkeit": Celebrating Bavarian style!

  • Experience Gemuetlichkeit – that distinct mix of friendliness and hospitality coupled with a cozy atmosphere which Bavaria is known for - firsthand in our Festzelt Tradition beer hall. Drop by and watch our heritage and customs come to life whilst enjoying locally brewed Augustiner Beer.
  • See what Dirndl and Lederhosen are all about and watch traditional folk dancers in costume accompanied by musicians from all over Bavaria
  • On September 24th you will have the chance to take to the floor during the traditional Bavarian ball held in Festzelt Tradition beer hall and experience Bavarian joie de vive (Bavarians call it "Gaudi").


Farmers as "Founding Fathers": a history of the Bavarian Central Agricultural Festival

It is safe to say that the world's largest fair, the Oktoberfest, would not exist today if it were  not for Bavarian farmers.  Beginning in 1811, they held an agricultural festival every year which quickly developed into a popular attraction, a hub where visitors could marvel at the latest technical equipment and agricultural products. Here they could learn more about the trades and long-standing customs while also finding out about the newest ideas and innovations. Today, the ZLF takes place every four years during Oktoberfest and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world.


Opening hours –  September 17 – 2,  2016

Exhibition area: daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The “Festzelt Tradition” beer hall and its beer garden are open daily until 10. p.m.

Additionally, the beer hall “Festzelt Tradition” and the village square are open daily from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. from September 26 to October 3.



Tickets are available on-site, through ticket agents in advance, and online (please note that our online shop is in German only).

Adults                                                               14.50    €
Children (6 – 14 years old)                               13.00    €
Children (6 years and younger)                        free entry
Seniors, students, people with disabilities       11.00 € (upon presentation of valid ID)
Family ticket                                                      29.00   €
(2 adults and 3 children up to 14 years old)

Starting at 2:30 p.m., reduced entrance fees apply:
Adult reduced-price ticket                                  7.00    €
Child reduced-price ticket                                  2.50    €


Getting here is easy and FREE!

The ZLF is easily accessible via public transportation.

Visitors holding a valid ZLF day ticket will enjoy FREE access to Munich’s transit system (MVV). Included are subways (U-Bahn), city trains (S-Bahn), trams and buses within the city's transportation network.
To ensure that your visit of the ZLF runs smoothly, buy your ticket in advance and enjoy free public transit on the day of your visit!

Via subway:

Take the U3 (orange line) or U6 (blue line) to Goetheplatz or Poccistrasse
Take the U4 (green line) or U5 (yellow line) to Theresienwiese

Via S-Bahn:

Take any Munich S-Bahn to Hackerbruecke