Oktoberfest Haus Blog

"About 5.9 million guests from Munich and all over the world visited the world's largest annual fair. Of course, the 5.9 million visitors also brought a lot of hunger and thirst with them: 114 oxen, 50 calves and 7.7 million liters of beer were consumed. The Lost and Found office can, as usual, come up with some very surprising finds....


Pretzels, Beer Steins & German Beer have become iconic symbols of a good German celebration or party.  If you have ever wondered about where pretzels came from (aside from the oven), the following trivia might satisfy your curiosity.  Within the Christian Church, pretzels were regarded as having religious significance for both their ingredients and shape.   A common story for the...


This week, activity has officially begun as trucks roll onto the Theresienwiese in the middle of Munich to bring containers and truckloads full of construction materials to build the tents and infrastructure for the 183rd Oktoberfest.  After the basic installations are built, the fun begins with decorating the huge beer halls and bringing in German Beer by the hundreds of...


Rein…what? you might ask. Reinheitsgebot literally means ”purity order”.  We like to call it "German Beer Purity Law" in English and it refers to a series of regulations limiting the ingredients in German beer to ultimately end up in ones German beer stein and what is served at the Munich Oktoberfest. The most historic version that goes back as far as 1516...


The old Louis Armstrong lyric “You say tomāto and I say tomăto” finds a similar disconnect in how people the world over refer to Germany. Why do we call Deutschland Germany?  Many countries have a name that they call themselves (known as an exonym) but are called different names by other countries (known as an endonym). The same applies to Germany.  To...



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Why should I measure my head?

Simply because your head size changes: losing a couple of pounds, getting a hair cut can change the size of your head. 

Our hats fit head measurements from 21 1/8 inches to 23 7/8 inches. With standard head measurements for men's hats being 22 5/8 inches, and the standard head measurement for women's hats being 21 1/2 inches, we try to cover every head, from small to extra-large.

To get an accurate measurement use a non-stretch cloth measuring tape instead of a plastic one. 

Go for a comfortably snug fit, not too tight and certainly not too loose. The use of a hat may also determine its best fit: a tighter hat stays on better when its windy outside.

Take your time

Place the measuring tape around the widest part of your head, resting it where you like your hat to sit.

Fit is very subjective

Some people wear their hats low, some at an angle and some quite high. Some prefer their fedoras to be angled.

When you've got the tape positioned, join the leading edge to the tape at any comfortable spot on your forehead and note the number of inches, including fractions of an inch. 

Then simply compare the number of inches to the chart below to find your hat measurement.

A word of advice

Remember, if your measurement falls somewhere in the middle of a size range, it's advisable to choose the next largest size. Same with when you're trying to decided between "S/M" or "L/XL".

You will notice that some of our hats are "one size fits most". These hats generally have an elastic sweatband to accommodate a wide range of sizes.

We have a Hat Sizing Table along with the images of the item. Please refer to it before making your purchase. Thank you.


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