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The best tips to enjoy your time at the Oktoberfest in Munich

If you want to enjoy your trip to Oktoberfest in September, you need to start planning. It’s assumed you already know what the Oktoberfest festival is about. Did you know that Oktoberfest festival history dates back to 1810? Prince Ludwig invited citizens of Munich to attend events celebrating his wedding to his princess. 

Since then, people have gathered at Oktoberfest to mark the celebration. Oktoberfest has become an annual event that starts in September. Even though Oktoberfest is mainly about drinking beer and carnivals, there are several attractions like games, music, etc. Read this Oktoberfest guide and learn how to enjoy your stay. 

How to enjoy your trip to Oktoberfest this summer 

Oktoberfest festival is not a one-day event. The festivals last for three weeks and a few days. Therefore, to enjoy every moment at Oktoberfest, follow these tips:

Book your accommodation on time: Last-minute bookings of accommodation at Oktoberfest are very expensive. In fact, book your Oktoberfest accommodation a week before the event starts.

Sought out your transportation before D-Day: Like accommodation, transportation will skyrocket days during the event. For instance, if you want to hire a car, book days before the Oktoberfest festival. 

Dress in traditional attire: You need to be part of the Oktoberfest community; therefore, dress like them. Dress like the locals, and you will receive a warm welcome. One of the popular local attires for women is called Dirndl. Meanwhile, men can wear the Lederhosen.

Reserve a table: If you are traveling in a group, you can reserve a table in a beer tent. Table reservations at beer tents can be made online. Although not all the seats can be reserved, some will be left for spontaneous visitors. However, if you are not lucky, all the seats at the beer tent may be taken. Around 600,000 people visit daily, but there are 120 000 seats.

Try out Oktoberfest traditional dishes: It would be unforgivable to visit Oktoberfest and not try their local dishes. Aside from the amazing taste of local beers, Oktoberfest local dishes are fresh and delicious. Try Weisswurst or a roast chicken with potato dumplings. Another amazing dish is Schweinshaxe. Interestingly, Schweinshaxe is a roasted pork knuckle with crackling skin. Also, give the Ochs am Spieß a try. It is prepared with ox meat. 

How to save cost on your trip to Oktoberfest 

The step you should take while planning your trip to Oktoberfest is to prepare a budget. The budget should comprise all your spending. Meanwhile, shopping for your traditional Oktoberfest clothing from online shops will be more expensive. Ensure that you book your accommodation and transportation at Oktoberfest weeks before the event.


The best part of Oktoberfest is that the locals are friendly. The Oktoberfest festival is an annual event attended by people from various regions. Plan your stay at Oktoberfest and endeavor to try new things. At Oktoberfest, you can start friendships that will last a lifetime.