We’re gonna need more than ein stein, Einstein. Oktoberfest 2020 is fast approaching and all things Germanic are on our minds again. It’s easy for us to slip into the…
Munich Oktoberfest Weekender 2021
The official Oktoberfest has been COVID-cancelled again in 2021, but don’t worry – that just means that they’ve shut down the festival grounds. This city still lives and breathes beer and Bavarian culture, so this year we’re setting up in Munich’s best hostels and hosting an alternative Oktoberfest and taking it across the city – into beer halls, breweries, nightclubs and the city’s best sights.
Stoke Travel’s all-inclusive Oktoberfest Weekender packages include:
🎟️ Entry to all “Oktoberfest Experience” events across Munich
🏕️ Hand-picked hostel accommodation
⚡ Friday night welcome party with power hour and club* entry
👑 Saturday Munich city treasure hunt and Beer Olympics
🍻 Saturday night private beer hall party, including hearty beer hall meal and first two litres of beer on us
🍳🍾 Bottomless brunch with mimosas and cooked breakfast every day
🥴 Guides to direct you around the city and to the events, and
🌎👫👭👬🌏 An international crowd of like-minded travellers to party with.
This video is from our regular campsite Stoketoberfest, and while we can’t be there this year we’ll make sure that our city experience is just as much fun. If you’re interested in camping with us again next year, the 187th Oktoberfest will take place in 2022 from September 17th until October 2nd. Check it out here.
Is the cancellation of the official Oktoberfest bad news? Maybe, but look, out of great pandemic led adversity comes opportunity, and for us the opportunity is to run the kind of event that we want to run – taking the parts of the traditional Oktoberfest that we love, and then condensing it down to an event for 1000s of beer lovers, not millions. You know, make it a little more COVID tolerable and working with the enduring restrictions in place in Munich and Germany (plus partying with millions is a bit nuts. Just a couple of thousand legends, please).
This year we’ll be partying in Munich’s traditional, centuries old, beer houses, breweries and beer gardens. We’ll be staying in the city and not our regular campsite, so that we can hit the parties in October and be a little more comfortable and warm. We’ll be focusing on afterparties that finish late (or early, depending on how you think of it), and running amok around the city seeing the sights and generally having the best time possible.
We’ve been the biggest group at Oktoberfest for more than a decade now, so it just makes sense to take this opportunity and throw one helluva Oktoberfest party for everyone who has had enough of this pandemic and all of its fun ruining ways. We’re just doing it a slightly different way for this year only, turning it more into a city stay, but with all the crazy parties and bottomless beers that you’ve come to expect from us.
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Entry to all Stoketoberfest events
The official Oktoberfest may be cancelled, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to Munich, in October, to drink beer and dance on tables.
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The official Oktoberfest is cancelled. So what are our options?
To put on our own event! To do Oktoberfest our way. To take the festival out of the fairgrounds and take the opportunity to explore Munich and celebrate Bavarian beer and beer culture across the city.
To create an event, a festival – a celebration – for the fun and beer loving travellers and partiers who know that we don’t need the official Oktoberfest to have an excuse to drink Bavarian beer by the litre, to eat the greasy and delicious German beer food, to dress in lederhosen and dirndls and dance on tables while oompah bands play those classic Oktoberfest singalong jams. WE CAN, AND WE WILL, DO ALL OF THAT IN 2021 – WITHOUT THE OFFICIAL FESTIVAL.
But the best thing, the irreplaceable and unstoppable thing, that cancellations and COVID and whatever can’t take away from us, is you, the partiers and the travellers, and the beer lovers, and the vivacious, courageous, fun loving people who come to Stoketoberfest for the party, to make new friends, to dance and to sing and to drink and to be merry.
Because after the year(s) we’ve had, don’t you think we deserve THAT! We’re sure that we deserve that.
SO what will the Real Munich Oktoberfest Experience events be?
The way we see it, the Munich mayor shut down the Oktoberfest fairgrounds, but he didn’t stop the spirit. The city of Munich is going to be filled with the Oktoberfest feeling, and with event capacity in the 1000s – no limits on indoor or outdoor seating in beer halls and restaurants – we’ll be able to put on all kinds of events for our beer-loving Stokie friends. So what have we been planning?
A Stoketoberfest Session in one of Munich’s historic beer halls and breweries
You may or may not know that the Oktoberfest tents are just temporary structures put up by Munich’s seven famous breweries, and that all year-round the breweries have beer halls in the city centre where we can get the true, the authentic, the historic and the amazing traditional beer hall experience. We’ll be taking over one of Munich’s famous beer houses for private parties, and seeing the beerhall culture that inspired Oktoberfest’s famous tents.
Day drinking in Bavarian beer gardens… and our very own Beer Olympics
One aspect of Munich’s beer drinking culture that’s overlooked during Oktoberfest are the wonders of beer garden culture. Vast fields seating 1000s of people in the open air, where you can drink Bavarian beer by the litre with the sun shining on your face. We’ll be organising day drinking sessions in some of our favourite Munich beer gardens, with reserved seating and live music from Munich and around the world. Then we’ll participate in our Beer Olympics, where we pit ourselves and our livers against the best partiers from around the world. Tokyo was nothing compared to this.
The Stoketoberfest Welcome Party with hour of power
This is the best way to welcome you to Munich, with a Jager-fulled party to get the weekend started. Drinking games, getting to know each other, and starting off that Oktoberfest vibe by throwing on our Lederhosen and Dirndls, and getting nice and Bavarian.
Exclusive Stoketoberfest after parties
Of course, some of us will want to rage until the wee hours, and so we’ll be kicking on and heading to after parties in some of Munich’s notorious late night venues. These after-hours events are only for the strongest amongst us, the mightiest party warriors, those with unquashable constitutions, or those too drunk or stupid to know better – which to be fair will be all of us. See you there!
Our Sunday Brunch Sessions with bottomless mimosas
Yep, as if we haven’t already had enough partying, we’re going to start Sunday with a bang, or better still with a bubble, by throwing down a bottomless brunch accompanied with mimosas. Then afterwards we can merrily wander around the city seeing the sights we haven’t seen yet, and maybe even ducking into a beer hall or two if we have the time.
Munich hostel stays, our best accommodation option in October
Every year we set up our Stoketoberfest campsite in the outskirts of Munich, still on the main metro, but far enough away that we can gather in our 1000s, play music, and roll around in the grass.
But this year is different. Covid restrictions mean that we can’t put on our campsite events. And because we’re pushing the dates back to October the campsite will be a little cold. So we’re going to take over a few of Munich’s best hostels and offer a slightly different experience for 2021. We’ll be staying right downtown, near the sights and more importantly near the beer halls and beer gardens, and also we’ll sleep under solid ceilings, on beds, in the warmth. Yeah, a little more fancy than the usual Stoketoberfest experience.
But don’t worry, next year we’ll be gathering again at the campgrounds for Stoketoberfest 2022.
A Day At Stoketoberfest
This is a rough itinerary with everything in the Meet Us There package. The beauty of staying with Stoke Travel is that you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, your way.
Mornings - Bottomless brunch
A chef prepared breakfast with bottomless mimosas
Day-time - Head to the beer gardens
Make your way to one of Munich’s famous beer gardens for a day full of antics.
6-10pm - Party time
Massive Stoketoberfest beer hall party begins; your first beer and a traditional Bavarian meal are on us, and everything that happens afterwards is all you…
11pm - After-party time
If you can, head to the official Stoketoberfest after party in one of Munich’s nightclubs, where the best memories are made (and immediately forgotten)
StOketoberfest 2021 information
Where and when is Stoketoberfest 2021?
Based out of Munich’s best hostels, Stoketoberfest in 2021 will take place across the city. From private parties in the city’s famous and historic beer halls and breweries, to day sessions in beer gardens. Instead of being stuck in the Oktoberfest fairgrounds, we’re going to be partying across the city, and having as much fun as is physically possible.
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Entry to all Stoketoberfest events
The directions to the campgrounds were good as were the directions/transportation/beer bong sendoffs from the campgrounds to the festival. The camping in October is a little cold, but the tents were set up well with mattresses and sleeping bags so no complaints, the atmosphere was great, Oktoberfest was a party from the moment i woke up in the morning to the moment i put in my earplugs and tried to pass out at night!
Atmosphere was 10/10. Loosest , most fun weekend of my life! Could have been warned about how much f*cking fun it was!!! FOOD ROCKED. Being camping you expect pretty dodge food but it was great. Bacon made my life.
One hell of a party, Would be nice if a pillow was included in the tent, but the food was tasty.
The staff were some I the best people on the while trip, super friendly and welcoming. I found you through a friend who went last year. As promised by her it was awesome, and it sure was!!!
The booking process is really practical and fast. The atmosphere was amazing, the best experience that can had in Oktoberfest! The people, everybody is so helpful, nice and fun; who was working and who was just enjoying too, everybody was really nice! The breakfast is wonderful, really good! Big lines, but when I ate, make worths.
The atmosphere was so good! Everyone was so friendly! And YES the food was perfect, much better than I was expecting. Eggs and bacon are the perfect pre-drinking/hangover food.
The party you provided was awesome a real neat set up, we met some real cool people from all over the world! Way better than expected. We had a hamburger one night and the open bar was definitely worth the 10€.
So fun, the rain bummed people out, so the music should have been cranked to 11 and to dance. Could have closed the bars at 1 instead of 12 also (which would really mean close at 2 because you guy are too awesome).
Oktoberfest with Stoke Travel was fantastic! The hosts were so welcoming and even helped me with cleaning up an unfortunate situation that involved vomit in my tent. The hosts wanted to make sure we were set from the start, and had an awesome time. The heated bathrooms are nice, and definitely search those out right when you get there because the temp drops at night. Snag a pair of earplugs for the sleeping at night, since you are mighty close to other tents. Overall awesome experience with stoke travel and thanks for the incredible hospitality!! Cheers!
Best friking time of my life. Thank you, Stoke!!!
The atmosphere was so much fun that I missed my flight! The best Oktoberfest experience. Ever.
Our group met so many fun people at Oktoberfest. It’s probably the best party I’ve ever been to and the unlimited booze was a big bonus!
There was a real friendly atmosphere created by the Stoke Travel staff. It was a great way to get us in the party spirit before entering Oktoberfest.
We loved everything about Oktoberfest; from the amazing energy at the campsite to getting drunk with strangers that became great friends! I can’t wait to go back.
The Stoke Travel campsite outside of the festival was as fun as Oktoberfest itself!
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