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Layne 06-29-2010 12:20 AM

Octoberfest
 
I'm going to be in Belgium in October, and will have a day or two that I can 'do something else'.
Anybody ever go to Octoberfest in Germany? Any advise?
Layne

homebrewer_99 06-29-2010 01:28 AM

Ahem...the Oktoberfest is in September. :o

It ends the first Saturday in Oktober (German spelling) ;)

Layne 06-29-2010 01:44 AM

Thanks for the response.
I go to belgium every spring, usually april or may, and every fall, usually september or october.
I will be in Antwerp for 2 days, then a day or two in Idar-Oberstein. My trip includes transportation and tickets to an octoberfest celebration near Idar-Oberstein. (I forget the exact date, it's at my office)
I'm just wondering if that is gonna be a true Octoberfest experience.

homebrewer_99 06-29-2010 02:19 AM

I can't tell you if the experience is the same because I've only been to the O'fest in Munich (at least 12 times). :mug:

Layne 06-29-2010 02:35 AM

Any suggestions on where to stay, where to visit, or any other tid bits for incase we go to Munich and pass on the local fest?

homebrewer_99 06-29-2010 02:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Layne (Post 2134718)
Any suggestions on where to stay, where to visit, or any other tid bits for incase we go to Munich and pass on the local fest?

I used to live 40 miles west of Munich for 4 years (in Augsburg). Every time I ever went to Munich I always went to the Hofbrauhaus.

A lot of the seats on the trains to Munich during the fest are reserved. It may be difficult to get tickets.

I used to stay at a farmhouse about 25 miles south of Munich instead of Garmisch...(at the time (up to 2004) a room was only 13 Euros per person w/breakfast versus $80 in Garmisch).
You may be better off staying in Idar-Oberstein...:mug:

Layne 06-29-2010 02:53 AM

Thanks.
I heard it was crazy crowded.
Istill have a week or two to make my decision.


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