Oktoberfest 2011 Guide
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The upcoming year's Oktoberfest will be held from September 17 - October 3, and this Oktoberfest 2011 guide will help you figure out how to maximize your time there. Hours vary but for the most part during the weekday its 10:00 - 22:30 and on the weekend/holiday 9:00 - 22:30 with some tents open later. The annual event is held in Theresienwiesen Park in Munich (Munich vacation rentals | Munich travel guide), Germany and is accessible by the U-Bahn: Theresienwiese, Goetheplatz, Poccistrasse.
As any Oktoberfest 2011 guide will tell you, contrary to what the name suggests, Oktoberfest takes place mostly in September, with only the last part of Oktoberfest occurring in October. Oktoberfest is best known for its many tents, which are filled with people drinking Bavarian beer from 1 liter glasses. Oktoberfest is also known for its big carnival with rides and games. Getting tickets for Oktoberfest tents is difficult, but it isn't necessary to have Oktoberfest tickets or table bookings. If you arrive early or are visiting Oktoberfest on a weekday, you have a good chance of getting into a tent by waiting in line outside. If you are visiting Oktoberfest on a weekend, show up in the morning or head to a tent like the Kafer tent at Oktoberfest, which has a large beer garden outside and doesn't fill up as quickly as some of the others.
Some Oktoberfest tents are known for certain things, like the Augustiner tent and the Kafer tent, which are known as being good for families. The Kafer tent is also known for having some of the best food at Oktoberfest. The bigger Oktoberfest tents, like the Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest tent, the Schottenhamel Oktoberfest tent, and the Schutzen-Festzelt Oktoberfest tent are the best Oktoberfest tents for drinking, dancing, and singing along to the Oktoberfest bands. If you don't care about getting into a tent at Oktoberfest (the main benefits are that they are the only place where Oktoberfest beer is served), you can walk around the park and enjoy the Oktoberfest carnival and food stands.
Read the full Oktobefest 2011 Guide at visitingeu.com
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