Slogans & Sayings

40 Oktoberfest Sayings and Slogans

A water bottle, tote bag, t-shirts, and hoodie with Oktoberfest sayings printed on them.

No matter where or how you celebrate, Oktoberfest is always something special. Whether it’s the crisp autumn weather, the smell of sausage, the ice-cold beer, or just spending time outside with friends and family, it’s always fun. Making custom t-shirts, beer mugs, and Koozies for your special event is a great way to show off your love for the season. So in honor of the festival, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best Oktoberfest sayings and slogans just for you! Check them out below, and don’t forget to add your favorite to your custom Oktoberfest gear!

20 Funny Oktoberfest Sayings

1. So you think you can drink?

2. Beer me!

3. I don’t give a schnitzel.

4. I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, it’s at Oktoberfest.

5. “A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it’s better to be thoroughly sure.” – Czech proverb

6. Pretzels and sausage and beers, oh my!

7. More beers…in more places!

8. “24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence?” – Stephen Wright

9. Oktoberfest: Where beer is cheaper than therapy.

10. Wish you were beer.

11. Keep calm and prost on!

12. “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

13. We are the prost pals.

14. Ale ya!

15. Go to Oktoberfest if you der.

16. Munich or bust!

17. Grin and bier it!

18. Got nein nein problems, but beer ain’t one.

19. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a beer at Oktoberfest, and that’s pretty much the same thing.

20. Oktoberfest: Where lederhosen are fashionable, and sobriety is questionable.

A group of friends stand at the entrance of an Oktoberfest event wearing matching t-shirts.

20 Oktoberfest Sayings in German

21. Ich bin ein Oktoberfester!

Translation: I am an Oktoberfester!

22. Halt deine Lederhosen fest!

Translation: “Hold on to your Lederhosen!”

23. Mehr bier, bitte!

Translation: “More beer, please!”

24. Prost! 

Translation: Cheers! 

25. O’zapft is! 

Translation: “It’s tapped!” 

The traditional phrase used by the mayor to open Oktoberfest.

26. Lass die Sau raus! 

Translation: “Let the pig out.” 

This is an expression about enjoying oneself to the fullest.

27. Auf geht’s zur Wiesn! 

Translation: “Let’s go to the Wiesn!” 

Referring to the Theresienwiese, the fairgrounds where Oktoberfest is held.

28. Dirndl, Lederhosen und a Maß Bier – des is a Gaudi! 

Translation: “Dirndl, lederhosen, and a liter of beer—that’s a lot of fun!”

Dirndl are the traditional dresses worn during Oktoberfest in German-speaking regions, while lederhosen are typically made of leather pants and straps or suspenders. 

29. Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit! 

Translation: “A toast to conviviality!”

30. Das Beste oder nichts! 

Translation: “The best or nothing!” 

This phrase encourages people to enjoy the best beer and experiences at Oktoberfest.

31. Trink ma no a Maß! 

Translation: “Let’s have another liter of beer!”

32. Bayern grüßt die Welt!

Translation: “Bavaria greets the world!” 

A slogan expressing Bavarian hospitality. 

33. Maß um Maß, Hendl um Hendl. 

Translation: “Stein after stein, chicken after chicken.” 

This saying suggests enjoying beer and food as much as possible. 

34. Trinkfest und arbeitscheu, aber sonst ein netter Mann. 

Translation: “A heavy drinker and work-shy, but otherwise a nice guy.” 

This is a humorous saying about someone who enjoys Oktoberfest a bit too much. 

35. Im Rausch der Wiesn 

Translation: “In the intoxication of Oktoberfest.”

36. Wiesn-Madl

Translation: “Oktoberfest girl” or Oktoberfest maiden”

37. Wiesn-Bua

Translation: “Oktoberfest boy” or “Oktoberfest lad”

38. Es geht um die Wurst! 

Translation: “It’s all about the sausage.”

This saying is used when something is crucial. 

39. Bierleichen 

Translation: Beer corpses 

This term refers to people who drank too much and passed out. 

40. Bierdimpfl

Translation: “Beer dumpster”

A Bavarian term for someone who loves beer.

Stephanie Self loves to tell stories and expose new perspectives through writing. When she's not typing on a laptop or buried in a book, she loves watching horror movies and pro wrestling, playing video games, and snuggling with her cat, CleoCatra. Lest you should think she never sees the light of day, she also spends time practicing hot yoga, hiking, and traveling.

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