Oktoberfest in Munich is truly a spectacle to behold. As the site of the largest beer festival in the world, it grows bigger, wilder and more exciting every year. If you’re planning to attend Munich Oktoberfest this year, then you’re going to need some help planning it. After all, it’s not easy participating in an event which is attended by literally millions of people.
So if you don’t plan your travel in advance, you’re going to face a lot of anxiety and uncertainty along the way. That’s why we have prepared this brief travel guide to give you all the information you require to make this Oktoberfest easier and more enjoyable.
Buy Lederhosen & Dirndl Dress before Setting Off
Obviously you cannot attend the historic event without dressing up in the traditional Lederhosen and dirndl dress. They are deeply embedded into the Bavarian culture and make the Oktoberfest celebrations all the more special. So you need to buy a decent pair as early as you can to avoid paying ridiculous prices.
Once September draws near, the demand for Lederhosen and dirndl dresswill explode. Once that happens, you will be hard pressed to find a place that’s willing to sell (much less at an affordable price). Luckily, you can simply order top quality pure cowhide leather Lederhosen and German dirndl dress from the Lederhosen Store. It’s certainly much more economical than traveling to the Alpine region of Munich to get your hands on a decent pair.
Get an Early Start on Your Planning
Once you’ve ordered your Lederhosen, you need to start planning your travel straight away. You can bet it’s going to get extremely crowded extremely fast, so you need to act quickly if you want to have an enjoyable experience at Oktoberfest.
Book Hotel Rooms in Advance
Accommodation in Munich was not built to host an extra 7 million people surging into the city all of a sudden. As Oktoberfest draws closer and closer, you will find hotel room prices sky rocket. If you want to skip the hassle and panic of not finding accommodation in the nick of time, it’s advisable to book your hotel room well in advance.
Booking ahead of time will not only prevent a lot of anxiety later on, but you will also be able to pick a better room at a cheaper rate. With advance booking, you can also pick a room close to the Oktoberfest grounds so that it’s easily within walking distance. This way, you can save money which would have been spent getting to Theresienwiese.
Plan Your Route of Travel
If you’re not a resident of Munich, you are going to have to plan your route of travel through the city. Luckily, the network of public transport is excellent and there are several options you can use to reach the Oktoberfest grounds.
• Take the Train: There is an extensive network of railway tracks throughout Germany which will get you to Munich in no time. Long distance and regional trains will bring you to Munich Hauptbahnhof from where you can take the U4 and U5 line to the station Theresienwiese.It’s really an easy, swift and economical way to get to Oktoberfest.
• Use the Bus, Tram or U-Bahn: During Oktoberfest, the already efficient public transport of Munich is even better. There are numerous busses, trams and S-bahn and U-bahn making the rounds to get visitors to the Oktoberfest Grounds. If you take the U-bahn, then the U4 and U5 will get you directly to Theresienwiese. In case of S-bahn, all main S-bahn lines from S1 to S8 will take you to Hackerbrücke, from where it’s just a short 10 minute walk to the Oktoberfest grounds. The MetroBus lines 53, 58 and 62 as well as StadtBus line 134 will all get you to Theresienwiese.
• Bring your own trailer:The Oktoberfest Camping at the De-Gasperi-Bogen on the grounds of Munich Conference Center in Riem is specially set up for those who bring their own motor homes or trailers. Take the Autobahn 99 followed by the Autobahn 94 to reach the camping ground for trailers.
Keep Cash on hand at all times
When planning for your Oktoberfest travel, be sure to calculate all costs beforehand. The Weisn celebration is a costly affair and since there are so many people at the event, credit and debit cards are not used. That’s why you need to keep plenty of cash on hand for all your transactions at Oktoberfest, from purchasing beer and food to festival rides and merchandise. Generally, 50 to 55 Euros would be sufficient to enjoy a complete day at Oktoberfest with you fill of beer, food and other festival activities.
Tips for Packing Lederhosen & Dirndl Dress for Travel
Once you’ve purchased your Lederhosen for sale, you need to know how to pack it for your travel. After all, the Lederhosen are going to cost you a pretty penny and it is made of fine quality leather. As such, you need to take care of them and pack them properly to ensure they do not get ruined.
However, as soft as your Lederhosen looks, it will not get damaged by simply folding and putting it into the suitcase. It was made as a work garment for the locals of Old Bavaria and still retains its toughness today. If the Lederhosen do not fit into the suitcase then you can simply unbutton the braces at the waist to make it occupy less space.
The dirndl dress, with all its embroidery and art work, is a little trickier to pack. Since the dirndl dress apron is at the front and made with satin, silk or cotton, it can be easily damaged in a suitcase. You might be better off packing it in your hand luggage or a hard shell suitcase with a bit of space in it.
Now you’re ready for your trip to Munich to enjoy Oktoberfest 2019 and make new friends and memories along the way!