Until you’ve seen Oktoberfest for yourself, you’re probably not going to believe me when I tell you it’s like the State Fair, minus the animals (butter or otherwise), plus traditional costumes and, obviously, Maß upon Maßloads of beer.
Once you’re there, you’ll wonder why anyone ever thought it was a good idea to mix overconsumption of food and alcohol with expensive clothes and twisty-whirly rides! Hopefully you won’t be wondering it all over your lederhosen . . .
That said, it is possible to go to the ‘Fest and have good (if expensive), wholesome family fun. For me — who’s not afraid of heights — there’s nothing simpler or less intimidating than the ferris wheel. If you find yourself on the Wies’n during daylight hours, hop aboard with a sugary or salty snack of your choice and take in the city views at the wheel’s leisurely pace.
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Posted in Cheap Activities, Drink, Entertainment, Europe, Germany, Shopping, Travel, tagged Munich, Oktoberfest, Tracht, Trachten on 30 September 2008 |
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There’s only one time of year when any post outranks my post on how to get your check-in fee back from RyanAir, and that’s late September . . .
Seems I’m not the only one who wants to know how to save serious cash while looking like a native at Germany’s biggest festival!
I’m headed there this weekend myself and will be sporting my homemade dirndl, but this post outlines where to find the best bargains on Trachten for the beerfest.
Are you headed to Munich this weekend? Leave a note in the comments and we could do a meetup! Before you get there, save money and time by reading my other posts on German travel:
+ Getting Across Germany Cheaply, Part One
+ Getting Across Germany Cheaply, Part Two
+ Cheap Calling on the Go: Germany
+ Baring my Budget: Hamburg
+ Baring my Budget: Rostock and Warnemünde
+ Avoiding Overpriced Train Station Services in Cologne
+ Two Hours in . . . Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Part I
+ Two Hours in . . . Berlin Hauptbahnhof, Part II
+ Why Carry your Own Heavy Luggage?
+ ITB Impressions: Beer Tourism
+ Friday Freebie: City Guide Podcasts
+ Comparing Foreign Websites for Deals
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