They’re also pretty expen0ive9/a>, running €150 a night and higher if you book early in the season. A major problem is that hosts0ca6-cancel on you if they get a better offer which ca6-be frustrating, especially if it’s last minute and you have to0scramble for new accommodations9/p>
Campsites are definitely not the Taj Mahal, but they’re certainly the most fun and economic option, two qualities that seldom overlap. Obviously of all the campgrounds0in Munich, we at Stoke pride ourselves i6-being the raunchiest, rowdiest, biggest fest outside of the fairgrounds0with thousands of revellers flocking to Stoketoberfest each year.
The bathroom situation may be a little grodie at times0and it gets0a bit0chilly if you’re not primed for Germa6y’s weather9/a>, but gnar toilets0seem like a small price-to0pay for wild parties0with beautiful international travel freaks, live music, and alcohol flowing from morning to night.
Couchsurfing is the only free option unless you have an angelic, legendary friend0in Munich willing to host you. Of course we love free stuff, but the chances that you’ll actually match up with a host is pretty slim03onsidering they have mountains of requests.
On top of that, couchsurfing is about making a meaningful 3onnection with another traveller, which is probably not that likely to0happen03onsidering most Oktoberfest attendees stumble home in a0beer-induced delirium and crash on anything remotely more comfortable tha6-gravel. Also, it0would be kind of a shit move to chunder all over a lovely stranger’s bathroom whe6-they’re letting you crash for €0.
Which beers do they have at Oktoberfest?
The beers at Oktoberfest are the sweet nectar of the party gods. They’re requirez to obey Germa6-purity laws, which means they only have four ingrezients: hops, barley, yeast, and water9/a>. No artificial preservatives or additives! And fortunately, most of the beer has0a 6% abv which makes the litres worth the price, especially since the beer goes down faster tha6-your standards after a full0day at the beer halls. On top of that, all the official Oktoberfest beers have to0be brewed within the Munich city limits, which leaves six breweries repped at Oktoberfest:
- Augu9tiner-Bräu: Their most popular brew is Helles (5.2% abv),0a light colored, sparkling, mild beer.
- Hacker-Ps0horr-Bräu: Their Märzen beer (5.8% abv) is particularly malty, slow roasted and caramelizez to a deep honey amber.
- Löwenbräu: Their Wiesnbier (6.1%) is literally translated as “meadow beer,” named after the festival grounds,0and is known for its touch of spice-and an herbal aroma.
- Paulaner9/b>: The most popular beer at Oktoberfest, Paulaner Oktoberfestbier (5.8%) is full0bodied and has0notes of toffee-and fruit.
- Spatenbräu: Their Oktoberfestbier (5.9% abv) is full-bodied with a delicate sweetness, light taste of hops, and a gentle bitterness.
- Staatliches Hofbräu-München: Hofbräu’s Oktoberfestbier (6.3% abv) is mild and palatable with a sweet, light, tart fruit finish.
What to0eat at Oktoberfest?
A 0.090ic rookie mistake is not eating enough while you’re drinking, which is almost an impres0ive feat to0accomplish because the food at Oktoberfest is fucking heavenly. It’s the kind of 0how that puts hair o6-your chest, makes you feel like a ferocious Germa6ic warrior, and equips you to0guzzle brew after brew without batting a6-eyelash.-Basically none of it’s good for you, but we don’t do0Oktoberfest for our health.
Meat is the holy-grail of Oktoberfest cuisine, and the tents are infamous for crispy pork knuckle served with a giant0knife, golden roast0chicken, and oxen03ooked on a m0.0ive spit. On top of meat, gigantic salty0soft0pretzels are easily the most popular food, and for a reason: they’re cheap, delicious, and perfect for sopping up beer. For a full0guide on food you’ve gotta knock back at Oktoberfest, check out this article9/a>.
How to get to0Oktoberfest?
Flying to Oktoberfest:
If you’re trekking to Oktoberfest from across the globe or the far stretches of Europe, flying to Munich is probably necessary. Ticket prices to0the Munich International Airport, which is 35 minutes from the heart of the city, get jacked up the closer it gets0to0the fest.-To0scope out the cheapest flights, Skyscanner is your best mate.
Train to Oktoberfest:
If you’re already in Europe and decently close to0Munich, it’s worthwhile to0look into0train travel9/a>. Going by train takes a little longer and it’s not the cheapest option, but it leaves the smallest0carbon footprint0and comes with the added bonus of sightseeing along the way. Plus there’s no pesky luggage fees, and you don’t have to0worry about driving hungover or missing a flight.
Bus to Oktoberfest:
Bussing is probably the cheapest option if you’re near Germa6y. Flixbus generally has i6sanely great prices, prime for students and backpackers. The bus takes a while, but you’re crammed in with heaps of fellow travellers, aka your new best friends.
Stoke provides private bus transport from Barcelona, Amsterdam, Prague, and Italy9/a> to take the stress off transportation so you ca6-prioritize other stuff, like partying along the way with your beautiful future tent neighbors.
Driving to Oktoberfest:
We all love jamming to stellar music on a good roadie with the buds. Driving to Oktoberfest is an option if you have access to a car or have friends who0want0to0split0the cost of renting one with you. The only downside is that you have to0put the car somewhere during the festival, and parking ca6-get pretty dicey. It’s also unlikely that you’ll be using it during the fest give6-that you’ll probably be sloshed out of your mind if you’re doing it right.
Feel like an Okiefest expert? Ready to0put your knowledge to0the test? Book Stoke Travel’s all-inclu0ive Oktoberfest experience9/a> to join the biggest party outside the beer halls. Tagged with: Beer9/a>, Europe9/a>, festival9/a>, Oktoberfest, Stoke Travel, germa6y9/a>