Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 European Travel & Trivia Quiz #162
  2. 2 What tips can you give about packing?
  3. 3 Portugal - 2 week honeymoon itinerary - Looking for feedback
  4. 4 Trip Report "Paris? Again?" And an odd pickpocketing
  5. 5 ST.TROPEZ - 1 day Excursions
  6. 6 One night in Rome
  7. 7 Sintra
  8. 8 Americans travel to Russia. Is it safe?
  9. 9 How the kids age calculated
  10. 10 Murren to Prague
  11. 11 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  12. 12 4 Days In Northern Italy advice
  13. 13 Where to stay in September in the Swiss Alps
  14. 14 Help needed/wanted to central/east Europe
  15. 15 Crete/Athens June 2017
  16. 16 lurento sports car rental - anyone?
  17. 17 Rome Bus Routes - a list
  18. 18 LHR airport and hotel pick up times for Justairports.com
  19. 19 Trip Report Scotland Trip Report
  20. 20 Transferring from LCY to LHR . PLEASE HELP
  21. 21 English Gardens Itinerary Advice please
  22. 22 Cordoba Overnight?
  23. 23 Alitalia - Groundhog Day?
  24. 24 Short stay London with Aussie kids or not?
  25. 25 car rental in Dubrovnik
View next 25 » Back to the top

Visiting Munich during Oktoberfest - is it totally overrun?

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are visiting Munich this September 20-22. We already have the Marriott Courtyard near the train station reserved using points, so we are not paying an obscene amount of money for our lodging.

I am not thrilled about going to Oktoberfest, but it is kind of a bucket list thing for my husband. We are in our early thirties, not at all big partiers, but for whatever reason this is something my husband really wants to see. I have read quite a bit about Oktoberfest, and have explained to my husband that it will be incredibly packed, and we probably won't even get a table. He says that is fine, he would be happy to see the grounds and the tents and I guess then he can cross it off his list.

We arrive on Saturday around noon. We have visited Munich before, and there is nothing we particularly want to see again. Anyways, we will only have the rest of Saturday and all of Sunday in Munich, as we will be heading down to Italy on Monday morning.

Is all of Munich overrun during Oktoberfest? I am considering walking around Marienplatz on Saturday afternoon/evening. On Sunday maybe we would would head to the grounds just after it opens to walk around, and then catch some of the parade. After that I am thinking about heading to the Englischer Garten for the afternoon. Having dinner somewhere (not Hofbrauhaus) and calling it a night.

Is this at all realistic? If not, what would you recommend for someone who just wants to "see" Oktoberfest, and his wife that doesn't love huge crowds of drunk people?

21 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement