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Octoberfest 2009 Questions?....Advice  
User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 642 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

Now i'm looking for some advice here folks, I'm planning on attending the 2009 Munich Beer Festival, so I thought that I'd come on here and get the ball rolling, I hope to attend along with some friends for a least part of Octoberfest 09. I would like to attend for the entire event but think that either the alcohol intake would kill me or that the bill at the end of the 3 or so weeks would kill me Big grin

So I have some questions from both people that have attended in previous years, and also Munich locals for geographic advice?

So here goes:

When do you think that the period of the festival is to be there, start, middle or end?

What kind of prices are the beers?

Rough guide to accommodation rates, hotels and campsites just in case?

Must see/do's for the festival?

What did you get up to for the festival?

Any other tips or ideas/info?

Is anyone planning on attending for 09?

I know that I've asked a lot of questions here but please i'm looking for some help.

For those that are considering going maybe we could start a list of attending members???

Thanks in advance?

:D  blush   drunk   drunk   fever 


Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

Just remember that it doesn't happen in October  Wink


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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1913 times:



Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
So I have some questions from both people that have attended in previous years, and also Munich locals for geographic advice?

I just flew back from Munich this past Saturday night after spending a week there for Oktoberfest. I am currently uploading pictures from my week there onto MySpace, I still have another 500 or so to go through, but feel free to check out what I have up there and hopefully I will have the rest up by this weekend.

http://www.myspace.com/aaflt1871

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
When do you think that the period of the festival is to be there, start, middle or end?

That is up to you, Oktoberfest lasts for 2 weeks and we went for the 2nd week

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
What kind of prices are the beers?

Around 8 euros for a beer in the tent. Important, if you do not have a reservation in the tent, get there early, 10:00 a.m and grab one of the free tables that are not reserved and plant your ass down for the day.

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Rough guide to accommodation rates, hotels and campsites just in case?

A flight from IAD on AF and a hotel room at the Sheraton Olympic Park for a week Saturday to Saturday cost us $2,036.00 each

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Must see/do's for the festival?

The top 3 things are Drink, Have fun, Don't be an ass. Other than that, you can try your luck on the rides outside the tents and see if you can hold your beer down.

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
What did you get up to for the festival?

Huh?

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Any other tips or ideas/info?

Take the U-Bahn, it connects everything in the city very nicely, take a tour of the Dachau Concentration Camp memorial, go to the English Gardens and sit around the lake and drink beer.

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Is anyone planning on attending for 09?

I would love to go back, but have too much shit on my plate for 09. Any other questions you have let me know.

Rob



Where did everybody go?
User currently offlineRsg85 From Australia, joined Aug 2006, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

I survived opening weekend this year, it was a very messy experience involving too much alcohol and too much swapping of body fluids

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
When do you think that the period of the festival is to be there, start, middle or end?

The starting weekend has a bit a a crazy vibe celebrating the fact its on, i have been told the middle weekend is the one to go to??? closing weekend is also nuts with ppl making the most of the dying minutes in which to get a beer

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
What kind of prices are the beers?

8+ euros i think the most expensive was 8.60

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Rough guide to accommodation rates, hotels and campsites just in case?

make it easy for yourself and try a tour group that leaves from london or you will need to be booking now. depending on your age will depend ont he type of tour. if your in your twenties a few good ones are fanatics, busabout and topdeck. they all have thier own websites or u can even checkout deals in tnt travel section http://www.tntmagazine.com most of the companies off accomodation only or travel only as an option too

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Must see/do's for the festival?

Get in early is a must do, specially if your there for the opening day, expect to be lining up, the halls also lockdown when full, but its easy to get a seat outside. Go to the Hofbrau hall for sure, its full of aussies qiwis and americans and has an interesting tradition involving loosing your pants, but also try check out all the halls.
info on halls sideshows etc can all be found at the offical site http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/index.php most halls also have thier own websites

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Any other tips or ideas/info?

if your setting up your own accomodation dont forget to check availablility of public transport, i stayed within short walk of a tramline and it made the weekend very easy
Monday will be your day to really explore, saturday and sunday keep your ass on the seat or u will loose it. dont forget to experience octoberfest at night, its very easy to get drunk and tired and head home at 5

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Is anyone planning on attending for 09?

definatly and ill be dragging along a few others with me too


User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

We should do a MUC '09 meet for the Octoberfest.  Wink haha


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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3396 posts, RR: 29
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1879 times:



Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Must see/do's for the festival?

Well, if you visit Munich, try to take a look at the "Deutsches Museum". While its aviation branch is not that big (it is in Oberschleißheim, not in the main building), it is one of the most impressive museums worldwide.

Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
What kind of prices are the beers?

The Maß (= 1 Litre) tends to become 1 EUR more expensive every year. I would expect around 9 EUR next year. This is actually pretty expensive, as you could get it for 6 EUR at ordinary festivals. However, money is not what you should be short of anyway.


User currently offlineMWHCVT From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2008, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1857 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 4):
We should do a MUC '09 meet for the Octoberfest. haha

I actually think that this in not that bad of an idea, on two fronts, 1. what a place and occasion for such a gathering and 2. It would be an excuse to celebrate my 1st A.net birthday Big grin

for those that have provided awsers so far thanks, because they have been great and only hightening my salivation at the idea of attending, i'm planning of driving over from the UK to make a road trip out of the experience with my mates so I think that either the options are a hotel near the action and putting up with the cost or getting away from the action and public transporting it in.

So maybe it should be

Attending

MWHCVT



Must think up a new one soon, slow moving brain trying to get into gear ;)
User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1843 times:

Funny this thread should pop up, I got an email on Tuesday from a friend of mine telling me he's booked 2 rooms over 2 weekends for four of us.

I can't offer any advice on where to stay etc., as i myself have only just found out about it, but I'm up for a a.net meet if one should be organised.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1784 times:



Quoting MWHCVT (Thread starter):
Rough guide to accommodation rates, hotels and campsites just in case?

Do it the italian way: Come in a camper.
Hotel rates skyrocket during Oktoberfest, as demand outstrips supply.
-HT



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