Post by eurobound44 on Apr 10, 2008 15:05:58 GMT -5
My boyfriend and I are going to be in Munich for Oktoberfest this year! Now the only problem is, finding a cheap place to stay. I've been searching hostels, and there are still some available but they are all soo expensive! Like, around 30-60 euros per person, per night.
So my question is, first, any advice would be greatly appreciated, and second, what are some towns that are very close to munich that perhaps would be cheaper for us to stay in and then we could just commute into the city for the fesitval?
we're open to options too! Camping? Couch surfing? Sleep on the streets? lol just kidding...
Post by madamtrashheap on Apr 16, 2008 19:05:00 GMT -5
There are still beds left on some days, but I think you'll find weekends are booked up already.
eurobound44, if The Tent is booked up on the days you're there, you might have to bite the bullet and book a hostel or even budget hotel - Oktoberfest is a popular time in Munich, thus the prices go up to suit the demand.
Post by madamtrashheap on Apr 17, 2008 19:50:29 GMT -5
eurobound44, that's great news! Munich during Oktoberfest is chaotic in an ordered kind of way (when you see it you'll know what I mean!) so have fun and make sure you take the rollercoaster before you go inside one of the beerhalls! And for something a little more Bavarian, try the Paulaner hall, not just the Hofbräu or Löwenbräu ones.
Schottenhamel Festzelt is the tent with the biggest attraction: it's where Munich's Lord-mayor starts the festivities
All well and good, but try getting in there to see all the action on opening day - fast unmöglich! Most of the reserved places available would be gone by now, but see how you go if you're there on opening day. Going there on other days, though, is a treat!