Oktoberfest, Munich Overview

The Oktoberfest is called so since it originally began in October. Over the years, on gaining immense popularity, the festival days were pushed behind into the month of September for the sake of summer weather.

A 10 minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof, the massive exhibition grounds are named after Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen, who celebrated her marriage here. A 16-18 day festival, the Oktoberfest is not only an international beer festival but also a fun fair extravaganza. This annual event is a massive crowd puller for beer lovers from all corners of the world. Munich decks up to welcome visitors with free entry to the festival. However reservations need to be made well in advance, since most tourist plan their trip around this time and hotel prices soar exhorbitantly!

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Best Time To Visit Oktoberfest

September - October (Check website for specific dates each year)

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