The German Octoberfest is in Bayern. Don't think that Bavaria (Bayern) is the same as Germany. Bavaria is somewhat different. Go there and find out for yourself, get drunk and have a good time.
Hey! But look at the "rest" of Germany as well where you will find a different mentality and food than in Bavaria.
One English fellow said: "The Oktoberfest is paradise!"
Usually the paradise begins at 12 pm in the Schottenhamel-Tent. Many people are there already at 9.00 am in the morning, but they don't get any beer at this time.
Yeah, they just can't wait to get drunk. There are around 14 big tents alltogether and many medium and small tents as well, so don't get confused. In the medium and small tents there are between 100 and 500 seats. Read more about the Octoberfest in Wikipedia.
Germany holds third place in highest beer consumption in the world running behind the Czech Republic and Ireland. We got a lot of good beer here, it's just waiting for you.
You get beer on weekdays: 10.00 am to 22.30 pm
and on saturdays and sundays: 9.00 am to 22.30 pm
All tents are closing 23.30 pm.
Rip off at the Octoberfest
Beware of accommodation rip off because every hotel in Munich doubles or triples prices at Oktoberfest season. Get a private room and stay out of town with access to local commuter trains (S-Bahn) as these go all night.
Rip off Examples:
Ordinary room with two beds - beds are too small and the toilet is outside the room.
Normal price: 74.- Euro per night
Octoberfest price: 205.-Euro per night
one more example:
Normal price: 68.-Euro
Octoberfest price: 250.-Euro!!!
I am not supporting money-hungry people in Munich, who try to rip off foreigners.
Well, I say: Get an international youth hostel pass in your country and stay in the youth hostel in Munich for around 22,- Euro the night. I have met people who have done that. They can't double up youth hostel prices. Just make sure that the hostel is open for all ages (as it should be) and book a place before you go there.
Oktoberfest Munich / Bavaria 2008 Opening
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