Oktoberfest Travel Deals
August 17th, 2011
There are few annual parties more famous than Oktoberfest in Munich. It’s a (roughly) two-week festival that spans the end of September and the start of October, and although party-goers these days have little to no understanding of the history of the holiday there are plenty of traditional elements to it.
Today’s Oktoberfest is as much about the carnival rides as it is about the traditional food and dress, and unlike many world famous parties this one remains a favorite of the locals even though the city of Munich is inundated each year with foreigners who are (for the most part) just looking forward to getting falling-down drunk for two straight weeks.
Oktoberfest in Munich is the “bucket list” holiday, but there are lots of other places on the planet that celebrate Oktoberfest, too. No matter where you’re planning to don your dirndl this year, the articles below are here to help you save money on the trip.
>> Oktoberfest in Munich is from September 22 to October 7 in 2012
>> Learn more about going to the festival with this Munich Oktoberfest guide
>> If you’re really on a budget, there are some hostels near Oktoberfest in Munich to choose from
This article has some tips to help you find a good deal on airfare to the big Munich Oktoberfest – but they’re applicable for wherever you’re planning to raise your stein this year. In fact, although many of these tips are particularly important to keep in mind if you’re attending Munich’s Oktoberfest (since it’s a big celebration and therefore an excuse for the airlines to raise prices), one of the ways to find cheaper airfare is to attend an Oktoberfest party somewhere other than Munich!
>> Read more about finding cheap airfare to Oktoberfest
There are Oktoberfest celebrations all over the world now – and while none comes close to matching the size and splendor of the original in Munich, some of them are noted festivals all on their own. It’s true that there’s nothing like celebrating Oktoberfest with Bavarians in Munich, but if you can’t be in Munich then the spots mentioned in this article are sure to provide at least a taste of Bavaria (plus some interesting cultural collisons thrown in for good measure).
>> Read more about the best places outside Germany to go for Oktoberfest
For more information, check out the official Munich Oktoberfest website
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