A German Oktoberfest trip is a great way to get a real cultural experience. Though there are plenty of tourists there, people come from all over Germany, not to mention the rest of Europe – giving Oktoberfest an egalitarian and welcoming overtone to the proceedings. Many travel companies offer Oktoberfest Vacation packages – since early autumn is already one of the best times to travel to Europe, as the festival traditionally starts in late September, it’s almost too easy to get caught up in the festivities of Oktoberfest.
Though there are many German Oktoberfest celebrations
held throughout the country, the world-renowned one is
held in the meadows of Munich,
so the majority of your standard Oktoberfest vacation
packages are centered here. Though the hotels routinely
raise the prices for the dates surrounding and including
Oktoberfest, there are plenty of accommodations on the
outskirts of town that will provide for you, so that you
are just a short bus or subway trip away – and with
Munich’s extensive and reputable lines, it’s
usually a good idea to save some money by staying far
away from the city center.
But even these rooms go very quickly, so plan your Octoberfest
Munich trip early. A year in advance might be safe, but
depending on the details of your vacation, even that might
be pushing it.