Book Your Trip for the Oktoberfest


The world famous Oktoberfest which is held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany is back on 21 September to 6 October. With more than six million people from around the world attending the 16 day folk festival every year, you need to be prepared when it comes to organising how to get there and where to stay. With accommodation selling out fast and flight prices creeping up, it’s time to get your once in a lifetime trip booked.

Oktoberfest takes place in Munich: on the so-called Theresienwiese, a 100 acre space, not far from the Old Town and in the middle of Munich’s Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt district. In addition to eating, drinking and dancing, visitors can enjoy colourful parades, a variety of fairground rides, and for those not themselves in traditional Bavarian gear, admire those that are.

How to get there?

Flights are currently ranging from £105 one way with multiple airlines. British Airways flies to Munich from Heathrow. easyJet is offering transport to Munich from Edinburgh, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Manchester. Lufthansa also offers connections from Birmingham, Heathrow and Manchester. Try helpful comparison sites to find the best flight for you.

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Where to stay?

a&o München Hauptbahnhof, is the ideal spot to rest your head after a long day of guzzling beer and eating until your hearts content. Only a five-minute walk to the Oktoberfest on the Theresienwiese, the old town is virtually at your feet. Rooms start from €20 per person per night excluding breakfast. That’s just £290 for flights and accommodation.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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