The most famous of German festivals preparing not only loads of fun beer lovers, but also a lot of ways to empty wallet tourists. But if you follow the simple tips (especially valuable for beginners), Oktoberfest is not remembered as a ruinous event. How to save time and money, but the fun from the heart?
Do not spend extra for hotels
Munich – a city with a huge selection of decent hostels. If desired, talk with visiting the Oktoberfest can settle in the international or youth, but if you want to fully relax – prefer a single room. The main advantage of hostels – very low prices. However, some of them for cleanliness and convenience compete with big city hotels. Part of the tourists and all Preferred hotels campsites that have become a popular place to stay during Oktoberfest. Per night in a tent take 8-25 euros and it already has everything you need. The larger the group of tourists, the lower the price.
Not to spend too much on drinks and food, better to read about the prices of previous years. Based on this, we form a budget for the day: think over what dishes we want to try what we want to bring souvenirs and know how much beer will be enough. And most importantly – are preparing a trifle. In the general bustle of the waiter with the delivery will not wait. And a few days of the festival are the unexpected “tip” can undermine the healthy budget.
Tourists coming to the Oktoberfest with their entire families, may well save. Family Day held on Tuesday, and participants receive a number of benefits: discounts on food, entertainment events, travel. By the way, some of the facts do suggest Oktoberfest family entertainment. For example, there is a playground with pony rides, attractions, places to stay. In the menu, there is always something for the kids.
On car hire, transport, use
Rent a car to quickly reach the site of Oktoberfest – the idea of costly and purse, and time. Have a car does not give benefits, and parking places practically find. But the subway in Munich developed excellent: from anywhere in the central part of the city to the Oktoberfest can be reached within 10 minutes. Price – € 2.70, but you can buy a profitable fare.
Do not wait until late in the evening
Lack of parking – is not the only reason why the car rental becomes a pointless exercise. During Oktoberfest in the city center there is pandemonium. Truly huge queues of people lining up in the evening. To save time, it is best to come to one of the first and leave the festival before it will begin to make the crowd of other guests Oktoberfest. Many troubled tourists take place at dawn, although the tent open by 10:00. But locals know that to find a corner in the beer tent, no problem in everyday life. Especially in the working days are allowed to book. Input directly into the tent is free, but as soon as the influx of wanting to increase the entrance closed and admit only armor.
This option is for those who have the strict confines of the budget or just want to spend more money on the main reason for Oktoberfest – Beer. Fried chicken, salads, an insane amount of tempting apple strudel and pretzels – all captures very fast, I want to try many dishes at once. Therefore, experienced travelers recommend: eat as closely as possible before the festival or take a snack with you. Costs still can not be avoided, but the extra cost – completely. Another option is to buy tasty sausages and other delicious dishes on the best street stalls or in small tents, where prices are lower.
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