It all began in 1867 with only a little wooden barn behind the "Königszelt" at the Theresienwiese. Not even 50 people would fit in to the new constructed "Oktoberfest restaurant" of Michael Schottenhamel. But soon there should be by far more capacity.
With an entertaining attraction the new Oktoberfest host used the recesses of its military orchestra, to let his newly engaged artists perform in his tent. He therefore had the only Oktoberfest tent that had a show running all evening long and in that, the greatest atmosphere was to be seen and felt. Due to this fantastic idea the "Schottenhamel" tent soon developed to be the most popular meeting place for Munich`s wealthy citizens as well as students, officers, princes and artists.