I am planning ahead and looking to be in the Munich area in 2013 (or maybe 2014) to spend a few days at Oktoberfest.
(a) The small group of people I expect to be with will be about 60, give or take a year or two. Are most of the Oktoberfest activities geared towards younger people or is there lots to interest (drinking beer?) people in the 50 and over age group?
(b) What is the closest railway station to the Oktoberfest venue? Ideally, I would like to stay out of town and "commute" by local train. A smaller family run hotel would appeal. Any suggestions of suitable towns within an hour of Munich (by local train)? How far ahead should one aim to book accommodation?
(c) I notice Oktoberfest is held over about 10 days. How long should one aim to spend there? I was thinking of two or three days?
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Paul in Australia (born 1950)