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HELP!!! Oktoberfest accommodation, tours etc

HELP!!! Oktoberfest accommodation, tours etc

Feb 3rd, 2010, 12:01 PM
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HELP!!! Oktoberfest accommodation, tours etc

Geez! So I was told to move fast to book accommodation in Munich during Oktoberfest and I've been on the Net the whole day and there's almost no places I can stay (and that I can afford) My budget is no more 75 euro per night per double room (thus for two people).

The thing is, I just want to quickly 'do' Oktoberfest (1day and night max) and the rest I want to sightsee in Munich and do some daytrips.

Can anyone make any suggestions regarding budget accommodation. Should I maybe just book an Oktoberfest package although I won't utilize it fully?
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Feb 3rd, 2010, 12:59 PM
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You won't get a break on rooms during Oktoberfest in Munich. I have never read about the Oktoberfest Tours, but I can't imagine that it would be cheaper at all. Probably your best bet is to look outside the city center or even further to a smaller town. You can always get a Bayern ticket to travel back to Munich.
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Feb 3rd, 2010, 07:26 PM
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That's exactly what I have been thinking now. What is a Bayern ticket?
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Feb 5th, 2010, 07:50 AM
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I recommend staying in a nearby city like Augusburg, Freising, Bad Toelz, etc that have good train connections into the evening hours. Then, you buy a BayernTicket whereby you can travel the rails cheaply - 30 Euros for up to 5 people on a regional train (not ICE/EC/IC). And, be sure to limit your visit to Oktoberfest to during the week - you'll never know the difference and it the difference of seeing "busy" versus "chaotic"

I do Oktoberfest tours myself and we hit the "Wiesn" Sun-Tues usually and then then countryside, exploring Bavaria and its culture in depth.

Viel Spass!
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Feb 10th, 2010, 12:16 AM
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We went to Oktoberfest last year and stayed in Garmisch, which is about an hour south of Munich. It is the most beautiful Bavarian city you can imagine. We stayed at the Hotel Reinischer Hof (you get free city transportation tickets for the duration of your stay) and took the train from there to Munich. A ticket cost 30Euro round trip for up to 5 people.
Garmisch is an ideal place to stay in Bavaria as the US Military has a small base and HUGE hotel there. They are very used to Americans and speak excellent English. There is a lot to see and do in Garmisch (Partnacht Gorge, Zugspitz, Olympic stadium, etc) and the people are unbelievably friendly. It's also a great base if you want to travel through southern Bavaria(an hour or so from Linderhof and Neuschwantstein) and down in to Austria. I highly recommend it.
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Feb 10th, 2010, 03:48 AM
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Since you may take the rail in:
I'd spend the morning visiting the area around Marienplatz and the Viktualienmarkt for some light lunch. Be a tourist and visit the Hofbräuhaus. Then leave the Viktualienmarkt for a short (1mile!) stroll to the festival site, the Theresienwiese. Go around 1pm and check out Oktoberfest. It's not all beer tents and drunks. Try the roast Hendl and a Brezen. Watch the families go by and ride some rides. Stop in a beer tent and see what's happening. Best to do this during a week day.
U-Bahn-Theresienwiese on the U4 and U5 line is the closest station. Its right outside the gate near the tents. Head north out of the fest, turn right onto Bavariaring, then your first left (Hermann-Lingg-Straße?), then a quick right onto Sankt-Pauls-Platz . The U-Bahn station is midway down that block.
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