INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE SCHOTTENHAMEL TENT
“Schottenhamel - Pure Tradition
The Schottenhamel is one of the most important tents of the Wiesn, as everything starts inside this tent.
On the opening day of the Wiesn, at 12 pm on the dot, the mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter will tap the first keg and call out “O’zapft is!” confirming that the tapping was successful. It is only after this that all other tents may begin to serve beer. It’s hard to believe that the Schottenhamel tent, which in 1867 was just a small beer booth with 50 seats, has become the largest Wiesn tent with circa 10,000 seats. The Schottenhamel is the favorite hunting ground for Munich’s young people who meet there to drink and party.” - http://www.oktoberfest.de