I decided to go to Oktoberfest by myself this year. I've been before, so I know it will be crowded and expensive. I made my arrangements before I discovered this forum, but I thought I'd ask if I'm getting ripped off or not.
I booked a single at the Smart Stay Station Hotel (19-24) for 95€ per night. The normal rate appears to be 44€. I've read the rule of thumb is prices double, so I feel ok, but what do the experts think? Has anyone stayed there before? The reviews are lukewarm, but it didn't sound terrible. I prefer to stay close since when I've stayed outside Munich I've slept more in train stations than my hotel bed.
The reason I'm going the first weekend is to see the parades. Where's the best viewing spot? Is it best to choose one spot or can I move around? I've read that the tents are full by the time everything's done, but I figured I could take in part of those festivities and wiggle my way in somewhere.
Has anyone done the Munich Walks beer garden walk? I thought about doing it before things get serious. Is it worth it?
I'm contemplating a trip to Tegernsee. Yay or nay?
Lastly, any strategies for surviving a whole day at Oktoberfest? My usual plan is to eat something heavy before I go and keep it to about 4 liters over the 6-8 hours I'm there. Then I hydrate and take a multi-vitamin before I sleep.