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  1. Manuel
    November 5, 2012

    great post!Ilovehow you explain everything and the pictures and videos. Do you have anything about paris?

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  2. CapeTownDog
    November 8, 2012

    Hi Tom

    What about ‘budget’ accommodation within walking distance of the festival?

    Any ideas?

    ta

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    • Tom
      November 8, 2012

      Hiya,

      Budget accommodation within walking distance of the festival is tough. Accommodation becomes a hot commodity leading up to the Oktoberfest, even hostel beds can set you back a pretty penny. We were a bit lucky in the sense that we made some fantastic friends backpacking a while ago who were from Munich and they let us stay in their apartment.

      However, there certainly are budget options available! I had a few Aussie friends from London also attending, and they stayed at the infamous Thalkirchen Campsite (short shuttle bus ride from the festival). Other options include The Tent, Wies’n Camp and Camping Munich-Riem.

      Hope this helps!

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  3. Gillian @OneGiantStep
    November 9, 2012

    I LOVED Oktoberfest! The beer! The pretzels! LOVE, love, love!! I loved that everyone dressed up and got into the spirit – reminds me of Stampede Week here in Calgary Albera when everyone dresses in their cowboy gear and gets their drink on. Thanks for the great memories!!

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    • Tom
      November 9, 2012

      Hey Gillian – thanks for stopping in 🙂 YES Oktoberfest was and still is awesome 😀 Stampede Week sounds like a lot of fun though, would love to participate in that sometime!

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  4. Stephen Schreck
    November 9, 2012

    I was in Munich last year(sadly not for Oktoberfest). I am however going to Oktoberfest 2013! I can’t wait. Bring on the Augustiner.

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    • Tom
      November 25, 2012

      Mmmmm. Augustiner. It’s good. 😀

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  5. florian
    December 21, 2012

    Great article about the Oktoberfest. Can’t wait for the next season. And you are right, during Oktoberfest season its getting pretty expensive. About low budget accomodations you can have a look at A&O München besides the “Hackerbrücke”.

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    • Tom
      December 21, 2012

      Thanks for the comment Florian and adding value to the article 🙂

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  6. ruben
    January 12, 2013

    Hey tom do u have any tips for oktoberfest housing im trying to find someplace to stay and running in to a bit of wall? How is the tents for a place to stay?

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  7. Krystian
    January 21, 2013

    Wow! This looks phenomenal! I plan to bike across parts of europe when I finish my degree and your posts and website keep me pumped and inspired to work hard and make it a reality! Thanks for the posts and emails.

    Krys

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    • Tom
      January 21, 2013

      Hey Krystian 🙂 Our pleasure, Oktoberfest IS pretty awesome! Sounds like a fantastic trip you’ve got coming up once you finish your degree! Biking across lots of Europe would be great.

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  8. alex
    February 23, 2013

    I was there at the same time as you, it was amazing! Augustiner was my favorite and I even snuck out one of their steins as a souvenir!

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    • Tom
      February 24, 2013

      Haha, yeah Augustiner rocks – love that beer (to bad it’s so hard to find outside of Munich!).

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  9. Barbara Cisneros
    March 2, 2013

    Not that I wasn’t already excited but this post clarified so much of the unknown! We are opting to go the contiki route for the festival since they included a place to stay for relatively cheap but this post will help us break away from the group confidently and explore on our own! Thanks!

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    • Tom
      March 5, 2013

      Hey Barbara, yeah Oktoberfest is a ball – you’ll meet loads of people, and I’m sure you’ll have fun in your contiki group too! Have a great trip!

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  10. Simon Gonzales
    April 29, 2013

    Hey I really enjoy all your posts and I will spend a month in Germany this September but unfourunelly far from Bavaria, Munich and its Octoberfest… Do you know if there are still other good octoberfests around Germany even though I can imagine that they are not the same original one from Bavaria?

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    • Tom
      May 6, 2013

      Heya Simon, I definitely have heard of rocking Oktoberfest parties in German cities apart from Munich. I have a Dutch friend who has been to Stuttgart a few times and said it was excellent. See the: Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart – almost all small to mid size German towns will have a beer festival of some kind 😀

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  11. Mali
    August 27, 2013

    Oktoberfest is indoubtedly great fun, but in terms of saving money and getting a brillant experience stay at the tent, it’s best place I have found to stay at whilst travelling across Germany and it will help you not to suffer from Munich’s pricy lifestyle.

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  12. Paul
    August 28, 2013

    Hey Tom
    Well I’m off to Europe on the tenth of next month, I’m flying into Barcelona and from there Rome, Venice, Vienna, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, then London. I have a 3 month open ticket with Singapore airlines. Gotta tell you I’m as nervous as I am excited. I’m going alone and making it up as I go. I’m using Airbnb for my accommodation, do you think 8 grand Australian will be enough money for the whole trip? I bought your backpacking Europe the everything guide off amazon and its great. Those 600 page lonely planet books I’m sure are great but just the size of those books alone can put one off going. Yours is an easy and concise read with all the essentials right there. Just need some words of encouragement as this is so far out of my comfort zone its making me sweat.

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    • Tom
      August 28, 2013

      Hey Paul!

      That’s one great looking trip you’ve got there. Airbnb is great, but don’t be afraid to check into hostels as well and mix it up a bit (hostels will be perfect for meeting other travellers, since you’re travelling by yourself).

      I know it’s nerve wracking, everyone who is about to go on their first trip feels the same – you’re not alone there. It’s important to push through it though, embrace the excited nerves rather then the ones that are a little apprehensive/nervous.

      SO AWESOME to hear you brought my book and found it useful, I really appreciate that.

      Seriously you’re going to have an amazing time. Singapore are a great airline, all those cities you’re heading to have a ton of fun things to see & do, whether you want to do museums/party/do the cultural thing you’re not going to get bored!

      8 grand should definitely be enough dude, no worries there. As I said, throw in some hostels along with the Airbnb places – you won’t regret it. Just read the reviews and pick a few good looking ones from HostelBookers/HostelWorld. Not long now, have a beer for me in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona! Cheers!

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  13. Sri & Kian Radojewski
    September 10, 2015

    Great tips,, thank you for sharing guys.
    Yeeaaahhh party, party, party!!! 😀

    Cheers,
    Sri & Kian

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