The best tips for Oktoberfest!
What: Tips Oktoberfest 2023 / Where: Munich, Germany / When: 16 september – 3 october 2023 / Genre: All fun!
Read the best tips for Oktoberfest this year here. Oktoberfest is the bucketlist event of the year! We are there, are you? We have listed the best tips for you in this blog.
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#Tip 1: Clothing
To make the experience complete, wear traditional clothing! Women wear dirndls, consisting of a blouse, bodice, apron, and wide skirt, while men wear lederhosen consisting of shorts or knee-length trousers, suspenders, and a shirt, all made of high-quality leather. This tradition goes back to the beginning of the 19th century, but nowadays they are real fashion statements! It is more than just a piece of clothing, it is so iconic that some people even believe that wearing one will magically give you the ability to yodel….
A dirndl is more than just a traditional German dress. It is a symbol of love and commitment, kind of like a wedding ring, but with more fabric. The way a woman knots her apron can secretly signal her relationship status to the observant eye. If it’s on the left, she’s single and ready to mingle, but on the right means she’s taken. And if it’s in the middle, well, she’s either confused or just really likes symmetry.
Did you know that we also offer dirndl and ledehosen in our webshop? Check them out right here. After arrival at the campsite, the clothing items can be collected at the reception.
#Tip 2: The fair
Are you tired of the beer tents? Don’t worry, because the festival site is full of fairground attractions! Get ready to scream and laugh until your sides hurt because Oktoberfest has an insane collection of carnival rides that will leave you begging for more! Hop on the Ferris wheel and see if you can spot your friends as you cling on for life. It’s not crazy or stomach-turning, and from the Ferris wheel, you have the best view of Oktoberfest! You see all the tents and the hundreds of thousands of people. You can see all the rides and lights, and even the snowy Alps to the south. Maybe you are more interested in the teacups or haunted houses, the choices are endless!
A ride in one of the many fairground attractions cannot be missed!
#Tip 3: Tipping
Oktoberfest is the perfect time to go crazy with your friends. Yes, the beers are pricey, but don’t forget to tip the waitresses who bring you all that liquid happiness! Show them your gratitude with a few euros, and who knows? They may even give you an extra pretzel or two. Not tipping an Oktoberfest server is the easiest way to simply stop being served. To save a lot of hassle for you and the waitresses, we give you the following tip: pay with cash.
Keep your stuff safe: Pickpockets aren’t that big of a deal, but you can get drunk and lose stuff. Only take the essentials of what you need with you and keep them safe in a zip lock bag so they don’t get wet and damaged!
#Tip 4: Shoes
If you’re going to Oktoberfest, wear comfortable shoes – because this festival is no joke. It’s like a marathon, you’re going to want shoes that can keep up with the endless dancing, the chicken dance, and the inevitable yodeling. But don’t worry, if you forget your shoes, just go barefoot as the locals do – it’s a time-honored tradition. Watch out for broken glass and spilled beer.
#Tip 5: The camping
After an unforgettable day filled with beer, pretzels, and endless fun, it’s time to find your bed. But where can you find the perfect place? No worries, the answer is simple: the Stoketoberfest camping! And where better to relax than at this vibrant party camping? Everything is taken care of down to the last detail, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. A tent, sleeping bag, and air mattress are ready for you at this camping site!
Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed with a refreshing welcome drink and a tasty pretzel. A perfect start to the weekend! Each morning begins with a delicious breakfast prepared by our talented chefs. You’ll be spoiled with a variety of tasty options, giving you the energy to start the day full of new adventures. But the party doesn’t stop at the campsite. The dedicated Stoke Travel crew and guides will accompany you in the evening to the party at the campsite and the beer halls. They ensure that you have a great time and don’t miss a moment of all the festivities.
So forget about worrying about your sleeping gear and breakfast because we’ve got you covered. Dive into the excitement of Oktoberfest, dance the night away, and return to the cozy atmosphere of the campsite where you can enjoy comfort and hospitality. It’s the ultimate combination of partying, relaxation, and new friendships. Book your tickets with ease!
Making the right camping choice will make your festival weekend a success!
#Tip 6: Meeting points
The Oktoberfest itself is enormous! The idea that you can easily find your friends after you’ve taken a quick trip to the toilet is unrealistic. Especially when you’re enjoying that golden beer and suddenly everyone starts looking suspiciously similar in their dirndls and lederhosen. That’s why designated meeting points are invaluable. These meeting spots are like lifebuoys in the hustle and bustle of Oktoberfest. Whether it’s by the Ferris wheel or at the iconic beer stands, these meeting points effortlessly guide you back to your friends.
#Tip 7: Drink enough water
At Oktoberfest, it’s not just an abundance of beer being served, but it also packs a powerful punch. With an alcohol percentage of 6%, the beer at Oktoberfest is stronger than you may be accustomed to. So while you join in the festivities, keep in mind that you’re dealing with these potent brews. It’s important to be mindful of your consumption and ensure you stay properly hydrated. Try drinking some water in between to keep yourself balanced and fully enjoy Oktoberfest. That way, you can continue to have a great time without it overwhelming you.
#Tip 8: Warm Clothes
When traveling to beautiful Germany for Oktoberfest in September, it is wise to pack a sweater and other warm clothing in your suitcase. Although autumn is in full swing, the temperatures and weather can be quite unpredictable. It can get cold and rainy, especially in the evenings. A comfortable and cozy sweater will help keep you warm while you enjoy the festivities. Don’t forget to bring a waterproof jacket or umbrella to protect yourself from any rain showers. Be prepared and dress appropriately so you can fully enjoy Oktoberfest, rain or shine.
#Tip 9: With the bus
Do you want to fully experience the adventure of Oktoberfest without worrying about transportation? Then a bus trip with Maximal Trips is the ideal choice! With Maximal Trips, you can travel comfortably and be dropped off directly at the campsite in Munich. You don’t have to worry about finding your way or carrying luggage. Enjoy the convenience of the bus trip, where you can relax and look forward to the Oktoberfest weekend. After a weekend full of festivities and fun, Maximal Trips will safely bring you back to the Netherlands so you can savor the memories of your unforgettable Oktoberfest adventure.
Maximal Trips provides the most fun bus trips to national and international festivals since 2012. Book your bus tickets as well as your camping- and festival tickets. All of our touringcars have ISO 9001 or likewise certification. Maximal Trips makes sure you travel safe, relaxed and affordable. Meet our briefed tour guide on board and start the trip. Discover. Book. Hop on!