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Caro!
post Jun 24 2006, 10:37 PM
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Hi guys is me one more time asking for advice. My husband is a big beer drinker and we would love to visit Munich during oktoberfest. I have looked some info online but I'd love to hear from you. Any experience, advice, places that would be really helpful. We are planning to go next september 2007 and expend some days in Berlin and some in Munich. I can't wait to go!
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post Jul 2 2006, 12:10 PM
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Hi Uncle_D
How much it cost to get in the tents? And how do I reserved it? I looked at some hotles already in Expedia, so I have an idea of how much it will cost;however, how much money do you spend in the tent? Are you there all day?
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post Jul 2 2006, 12:33 PM
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Hi Caro!

From memory, after reading a few posts a while back, I think uncle D's in there approximately 48hrs yes.gif


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post Jul 6 2006, 05:22 PM
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Hi guys,
Well I definitely hope to see you and Lucinate there next year. That would be a nice place to meet a TP fellow member. I will look into PP travel they look like fun. About the price I don't think is that bad considering $18 dollars drinks when you go out here in Miami and $10 bottle water.
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Well despite living in Germany for 9 months I have never been to Oktoberfest blink.gif had plans to go this year, but they fell through. All I can say is BOOK EARLY! And watch out for drunk Germans! They are so sensible all year round, then go absolutely bananas during festivals hyper.gif


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QUOTE(uncle_davros @ Jul 19 2006, 12:17 PM) *

The Germans are great, it is the tourists you need to watch out for

Yeah, I can imagine that could be the case at Oktoberfest as it's such a popular tourist destination for a pissup. I speak from my experience at Fassenacht in Mainz cheer.png cheer.png cheer.png It is so weird to observe a quiet city of well-behaved, law-abiding people with strong social consciences suddenly (and frighteningly) morph into a bunch of absolute drunken lunatics! I guess everyone needs their release frantics.gif


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post Jul 25 2006, 01:27 PM
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Uncle_D So where do I should I go to avoid the Italians. I defenetelly don't want to be harassed while partying.
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Thanks Uncle_D, I'll make sure I'm out of those tents, but just to be safe, I will take some Karate classes in case a dirty Italian try to be fresh with me, yaaaaaaaaaa! ninja.gif
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brr.gif The Oktoberfest is no fun. I have been there and was shocked: American and Japanese tourists get drunk as quickly as possible. Some Bavarians and "German celebs" are there as well - almost no "real people".
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QUOTE(uncle_davros @ Aug 13 2006, 05:16 AM) *

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The Oktoberfest is no fun. I have been there and was shocked: American and Japanese tourists get drunk as quickly as possible. Some Bavarians and "German celebs" are there as well - almost no "real people".


I was like you once, then I went again.

saying that the fest has no real people is a joke of a statement. Maybe you should open your eyes. The majority of people who go are Barvarians, and they dress in their local dress. Derndels for women and liederhosen for men

Oh, and as for the drunk tourists, you forgot the Australian and New Zealanders. Next time you go, maybe you shouldn't stay just in the Hofbrau House. Try a different one and you WILL see a difference



Sorry rather go to the Alstervergnuegen in Hamburg or the Fasnet in Rottweil; all more authentic. And most of the people wearing these Bavarian ciostumes are not even Bavarians. Avoid the Octoberfest in Germany, avoid Rothenburg and Garmisch and u will have lots of fun.
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QUOTE(Guest_Indy500_* @ Aug 13 2006, 03:56 AM) *

brr.gif The Oktoberfest is no fun. I have been there and was shocked: American and Japanese tourists get drunk as quickly as possible. Some Bavarians and "German celebs" are there as well - almost no "real people".


Which Oktoberfest did you go to, because it obviously wasn't the same one I've been to 8 times in Munich.

Hundreds of people we've met in Munich during the Oktoberfest have been Bavarian. Lots of them wear their traditional dress. The northern Germans don't wear them. I've seen old guys going to church in Lederhosen in Bavaria (eg, not in Munich) and they weren't attending any sort of fest.

The first year I went I absolutely hated it and never wanted to return. Pissed guys everywhere pissing all over the floor and other horrible people doing nasty things. This was the Hofbrau tent. Avoid it.

I did give it another chance the next year and spent my time in other tents. It was much, much, much better. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We go there for the food, atmosphere and people. I know which beer I like the most and don't go to get hammered. It is possible you know. There is also champagne and wine and schnapps if you don't like beer. The bands are fun and so are the people. We have friends that live in Munich. They go every year and dress up. The ladies proudly wearing their family dirndls. We now go to a smaller tent not frequented by tourists.

The Italians have been more of a problem than the Japanese or Americans. The second weekend is very popular for them. Just don't go on the second weekend.

I've never seen a Japanese person there, but so what if they go. Good on them for getting over there and experiencing it.


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post Aug 19 2006, 09:39 AM
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Thanks Lucy and Uncle_D I defenetelly will take your advice over someone that has been there only once!!!!! When our time to go comes(next year) I'll ask you a million questions. I don't drink a lot and we just want to go there to have a good time. I rather go to a small tent, not full with drunk tourists.
Thanks for the words of wisdom!!! And I can't wait to see the pics for this year.
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UD,

What are the dates for this year?


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post Sep 1 2006, 12:27 PM
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A girl friend and I went last year, our first trip there. We didn't have any reservations for any of the tents. The first tent we walked into was the Hippodrom and we were quickily intimated by the size, the number of people and lack of a place to sit. A few minutes later we walked into the Armbrustschutzen tent and being a little more aggressive this time we ended up finding a table in the no reservations section. We had the best time of our life! Made a table full of new friends...all Bavarians...no Italians! smile.gif We had such a good time we returned to the same tent the next night. I'll definately we going back again! If you don't have reservations just don't be shy about asking if you can squeeze in! You might even learn some Bavarian drinking songs!

We also booked our hotel about a year out. We ended up staying outside the city center at the Hotel Gastehaus Englischer Garten for $162 USD a night. Great rooms and across the street from the Englischer Garten also close to a U-bahn stop...easy access to Oktoberfest.
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I won't be making it this year...paying off the last of my credit cards. Evil little plastic creatures.

I'm looking forward to 2007!!!
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post Sep 1 2006, 05:33 PM
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Hey good to hear you had a good time. UD are you ready fpr this year???? I can't wait to be there in 2007, hopefully we all get to go, so we can share some good beer while singing some good songs!!!!!


Yeah I'm also looking forward to wear the traditional costume!!!

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post Sep 1 2006, 09:44 PM
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Caro,

Don't forget, belly dancers get to go for free! cool.png


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QUOTE(ScottWoz @ Sep 1 2006, 10:44 PM) *

Caro,

Don't forget, belly dancers get to go for free! cool.png



Is this a fact???wink.gif


UD I'm so jealous!!!! Hope you have a great time and a bad hang over

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QUOTE(Caro! @ Sep 3 2006, 03:59 AM) *

Is this a fact???wink.gif

I knew that would get your attention. I'm not sure, but if they're not let in for free, they should be.

I can only imagine the state UD will be in. The highly appropriate word 'muntered' comes to mind.. yes.gif


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...and that's why you're everyone's favourite yes.gif


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