Can anyone advise which are liveliest beer tents for the weekend of 16 and 17th August. Thank you.
I'd probably head for Festzelt Reisinger - www.volksfest-straubing.de/reisinger.html, but as it's the final weekend, whichever tent you chose it's going to be lively, particularly in the evenings. All the tents hold around 5000 people each and there are 7 of them. So whichever tent you chose you'll have a good time. If you don't like boxing, avoid Festzelt Lechner on the Sunday evening (17th August, from 7pm to 11.30pm), as it's the venue for the culmination of a boxing tournament.
We found that the tents had a reservation system so you just can't take an open table. Any idea how it works? Luckly we found an open table outside a tent but it filled within seconds after we sat down.