Take a Last Minute Munich Trip for Oktoberfest

by Jessica on September 8, 2010

by Jessica | September 8th, 2010  

Despite its quiet beginnings – at least relatively speaking – the famous Oktoberfest celebration will mark its 200th year when the festivities get underway later this month. In other words, if you’ve been looking for a reason to head to Germany and see how you look in leiderhosen, this could be an ideal year to do just that.

If you’re lucky enough to already be in a major European city like Edinburgh, that means you have easy access to cheap flights to Germany – and since airfare is typically the biggest line item on a travel budget, being able to get there for a fraction of the cost of most flights is a huge incentive. Accommodation can be a bit tricky in Munich during Oktoberfest, as the cheapest and best places book up quickly well in advance of the start of the party, so if you haven’t already booked a bed somewhere you might be forced to pay for something that’s a bit more expensive than you ordinarily would. But on the bright side, when you save big on airfare you can afford to spend a bit more on your hotel or hostel room.

For those of you who are more inclined to buy a package deal whenever possible, there’s probably still time to sift through the Oktoberfest deals out there to see if one suits your needs. Again, it will likely cost more than if you booked the entire trip yourself, but if you have money leftover after buying your plane ticket you might still come out ahead. Depending on the deal, you might just get accommodation and entry into an Oktoberfest tent – in some cases you might also get airfare, so you’d have to make sure it was a better deal overall than you could get if you bought the flight separately.

Before you land in Munich, be sure to read this Oktoberfest travel guide so you’ll have all the background on what to do and see – not to mention what to expect and how to behave – at Oktoberfest this year.

photo by uLe @ Dortmund

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Nadja Pia Wagner September 9, 2010 at 7:32 am

Dear foreign friends,

I am looking for a travel agency somewhere abroad that is offering a 2 weeks trip to GERMANY for the Oktoberfest……has anybody booked a journey or does anybody know a travel agency offering that?

I am a German journalist and I am planning a report about foreign visitors from e.g. USA/ australia whatever coming to Munich for the first time ONLY for the Oktoberfest and staying the whole time. Booked their holidays over an agency for a nice price. we will film their arrival and check in on one day and their last day….in between you will have your own private mini cam to create something like a bierfest-diary.

Maybe you can help me in that question? Any ideas and tips?

Looking forward to your answer as soon as possible. Of yourse we will mention the agency in our show on the biggest TV station in Germany.


Nadja Pia Wagner

001-49 172 8263131


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