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Vienna Oktoberfest

Northumberland
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Vienna Oktoberfest

We are hoping to go to Vienna and Salzburg in September but not sure what impact the Festival will have on booking hotels and general sight seeing in Vienna in that month.

Thanks

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1. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

Do you mean the Wiesn? I doubt it will have any impact as most visitors will be local, if they have heard of it at all.

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2. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

It appears to be a big event from their website. Marquees on the Emporers Meadow on the Prater. 320,000 guests. Seems like it should be avoided, if I want a quiet bit of sight seeing. What do you think?

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3. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

This event has only been happening for a couple of years and is geared towards licals. Occurs in the Prater, which is not central nor near the main sights. If you are in Vienna during that time, you wouldn't even know it was happening. The only clue us that you would notice numerous people in traditional dress at the Prater station. This event is not a reason to alter your plans.

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4. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

Could I suggest you ask the question on the Vienna forum.

In Salzburg 20-24 September is Rupertikirtag and the city will be crowded but it shouldn't affect hotel bookings at this early stage.

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5. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

Many thanks, that was helpful.

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6. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

Thanks, looks like an interesting festival. Thank you.

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7. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

The festival quickly becomes popular in just a few years of existing .

It is held by the Prater ( amusement park , giant ferris wheel, )

This while convenient to reach via U-1 and U-2 is not in city center and thus little impact elsewhere.

Most attendees interested in this event and less in general sightseeing.

I would not let it deter your plans.

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8. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

It will have no impact whatsoever - it is outside historic center of Vienna and mainly local go to this beer drinking festival. It is not like Munich where people from all over the world will come.

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9. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

Many thanks, we have booked up for our trip. Looking forward to our first holiday in Austria.

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10. Re: Vienna Oktoberfest

Thank you for your help. We will have a look at the Festival and enjoy the sightseeing and photographic opportunities.

This is a really good system.