The Oktoberfest - Munich
Oktoberfest Munich 2012 will be one of the biggest events of the year. This annual beer festival is one of the most popular events and sees thousands of visitors each year. Fourteen major beer and food tents, complete with family-style seating areas and traditional German décor, are set up in a vast space that is empty for the remainder of the year. Easily accessible from anywhere in Munich and the surrounding areas, Oktoberfest Munich is truly a great event that should not be missed.
This year, Oktoberfest will be held from Saturday, September 22 through Sunday, October 7. People from around the world all descend on this one spot in Munich to celebrate everything German. These eleven days are packed with plenty of German beer and food, entertainment and German traditions. From the arrival of the tent patrons to the ending gun-salute on the steps of the Bavaria monument that overlooks the festival, there will not be a dull moment.
Cheap flights to Munich will be hard to come by unless visitors plan well in advance. It is one of the most popular festivals held in Germany and many visitors make travel arrangements months before they depart. Airline tickets will be available but the best deals will be booked quickly. Accommodation and budget-friendly travel options will also be booked quickly since the weather is still mild and many European visitors choose to visit Germany at this time. Be sure to take care of all of your plans before you leave as leaving these details to the last minute will be costly.
Cheap tickets to Munich are easier to come by if traveling from within Europe as all the budget airlines service the airport in Munich. However, international flights can be found at a good price as well. The Munich International Airport will be the most popular airport that visitors will book flights to since it is the closest to the festivities. Visitors may find cheaper airfares if they search at other airports in Germany. Although it will take a bit longer to get to Munich, tickets will most likely be more affordable. The closest major airports are Stuttgart and Frankfurt. For visitors wishing to explore other parts of Germany or who are looking to save some money, this could be the best option.
If planning to travel as part of a tour group, it is also advised that you book your Oktoberfest Tours in advance. These can also fill up quickly and prices become more expensive the longer you wait to book. The tours can be a great way to secure a deal on flights, accommodation and event tickets and are also a great way to meet people. There are various tour companies that offer a range of packages but be sure to inform yourself of all the details. Many of these Oktoberfest tours are aimed at younger crowds who are looking to get rowdy and consumer as much beer as possible so be sure to choose a tour that is right for you.