My wife and I are currently planning a trip through germany and italy in September 2014.
We didn't specifically plan it this way, but we will be in Munich on Saturday, September 20th. We are arriving in Munich at ~10 AM and leaving at 23:40 in a night train to Venice. So we tought we might as well pass the whole day at Theresienwiese.
So I've read everything written about Oktoberfest, here and on other websites, so I think I know what a typical Oktoberfest should be like, and that if we had wanted to plan specifically for the fest, we probably should have chosen another day.
But now, here is my list of questions:
1. Is there a chance we can find seats for 2 in one of the tents on sept. 20th? (We could be at Theresienwiese at ~10:30 AM if we go there directly when arriving from fussen).
2. If we cannot get into a tent, is there another place we can sit / eat / drink a beer?
3. If we cannot get into a tent, is there enough to do to be there from 10AM to 10PM?
4. Any other advice for us?
I really didn't plan to be at Oktoberfest, but now that we are, I hope it is gonna be really great!