A Guide To The Most Delicious Food At Munich Springfest

The beer will be flowing all day and night when you attend Springfest in Munich, but don’t forget that as delicious as the amber liquid is, German cuisine is just as good. Plus you need to line your stomach, right? 

To prepare you for the kind of food you can look forward to at Springfest, we’ve collated a short guide to some of our favorite Munich meals and snacks that you can’t miss while saying “Prost!” (Cheers) with your friends!

With Springfest 2024 just around the corner, have you sorted your travel plans yet? The Frühlingsfest Munich (spring fair) takes place from 19 April – 05 May 2024. Whether you’re looking to stay in one of Munich’s top hostels or keen to try Glamping at the campground, let us know!

In addition to where you’re staying, make sure you’ve got your dirndl or lederhosen ready and waiting for your Springfest celebrations. Make sure you look the part and blend in with the locals!


A trip to Springfest wouldn’t be complete without eating a pretzel the size of your head.  Beer wenches (yes that is their official name) will be around throughout the festival with baskets full of doughy goodness.  I don’t know if it is the beer that you consume beforehand or the recipe that they use to make them, but I guarantee you they will be the best pretzels you’ve ever had in your life.

Hot Dogs or Bratwurst

Hot dogs are sold all over Munich in general from street vendors to beer halls, and, of course, at the Springfest grounds itself.  It is a great cheap option for a large amount of food. You can choose from a foot-long, have your dog in a cheese-pretzel bun, or go with the classic — you can’t lose!


To individually list all the sweets you can get at Springfest would take years of typing, but anything that your sweet tooth is craving can be found here!  

From mini pancakes with Nutella, roasted peanuts, cotton candy, fudge, chocolate-covered strawberries, candy, and so many more delights.  

Let your inner 12-year-old out, crunch some sweets, and then go scream your heart out on some carnival rides! For an in-depth list of all the rides available at Springfest, check out this blog.


Meat & Potatoes

We’re using meat and potatoes as an umbrella term to broadly describe some of the delicious food that’s on offer inside the tents of Springfest. This is the best way to describe the variety of seasonings and spices that you can fill up on!   

If you want something warming, try a delicious pork knuckle, schnitzel, and more with some scrumptious mashed potatoes on the side. Or a classic like a currywurst.



Topped with either fried onion or spinach, spaetzle is often compared to mac n’ cheese. Grated dough mixed in with cheese then baked to a perfect crisp. If you’re hankering for a taste of home, look no further.

These are just a few of the delights you can wrap your tongue around at Springfest that are guaranteed to soak up some of the steins you drink! Is there anything you’re dying to try?

These are just a few of the delicious foods that you gotta try in between riding the swings, taking pictures in your lederhosen & dirndls, and of course drinking delicious beer.  Stay hungry my friends.

If we’ve sparked your interest, why not take a look at our Munich Springfest Meet Us There tour for a little more information? Get ahead of the crowd, and save time and money on accommodation and transportation, by booking sooner rather than later.

If you need more travel tips, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us! Our local team has been showing travelers from around the world to Springfest for years. Let us work out the details so you can focus on enjoying your spring break escape to Munich.

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