The Munich beer festival - or Oktoberfest as it is known - is a massive event that draws millions of revelers annually. Bearing this in mind, how should you go about organizing your accommodation?
Oktoberfest usually takes place in late September and early October, spanning a period of around two weeks. The festival is so popular that the best rooms - those that are close to the venue and are reasonably priced - tend to disappear up to one year in advance!
As such, it is best to book as early as you can. Even leaving it until around three months in advance can be risky, as you may be likely to be left with either those hotels that are quite a way away from Theresienwiese - where the event is held - or those that are extremely expensive.
If you do book early enough, you will find that Munich is well-stocked with hostels, hotels, bed and breakfasts and other forms of accommodation, both in the city centre and further out.
Theresienwiese is centrally located and well-connected when it comes to public transport - the travel options available in Munich include regular buses, the underground and the S-Bahn.
However, bear in mind that all of these modes of transport are likely to be very busy for the duration of Oktoberfest - making it all the more essential that you book your hotel for the Munich Beer Tour
festival as soon as possible.
One alternative to searching for hotels and booking your room yourself is to go with a company that specialises in festival travel and accommodation.
These firms can usually organise your transport and hotel or hostel room in return for a fixed package cost.
If you're lucky, you might find extras such as city tours and excursions included in these deals, turning your festival trip into a more wide-ranging holiday.
Such packages - especially those aimed at young travellers - are likely to be reasonably priced and offer you the structure of a guided tour holiday combined with a certain degree of independence to come and go as you please during Oktoberfest.
Whatever you decide to do, just make sure you organise your trip to Munich as soon as possible!
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