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“Oktoberfest - Another one off the Bucket List” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum

Bier- und Oktoberfestmuseum
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Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich
Ranked #58 of 299 things to do in Munich
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Learn about the history of beer and see artifacts relating to beer’s production. Tours are offered in German and English. Sample different beers or eat Bavarian food in the restaurant.
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Oktoberfest - Another one off the Bucket List”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2013

We planned this trip about 6months in advance as it's difficult to get tickets to a tent. We were lucky as we have a friend how lives in the region and arranged this for us. We came for the opening and it certianly is an experience. We were lucky to be in one of the smaller tents so the service was good, the beer excellent and the atmosphere was just "party, party". It took only one hours before the singing and dancing on the benches began and the party really started. We had 5hrs in the tent which was more than enough othewise you will drink too much and suffer - try to pace yourself or you won't see the finish line, or anything else!
IT's well worth visiting and ticking off another box on the Bucket List.

Visited September 2013
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Ankeny, Iowa, United States
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“Get there early”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

My husband and I were visiting family in Germany and decided to go to Oktoberfest. We got there in the afternoon and it was pretty packed so at first we just walked around and looked at all of the different buildings. To make a long story short we tried to get in A few different buildings but it seemed as though the men at the door were doing all of the picking and choosing. There were no lines it was just a crowd of people trying to make it inside. We made it to the front of the crowd and took some pictures through the glass and stood for another hour Finally realizing that it was just a waste of our time. We did end up getting into a smaller building and had our Paulaner beer. It's cool to say that we have been there but if you're not really that into beer or crowds of people I would say pass on Oktoberfest. It was a great experience though. :)

Visited November 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“Welcome to the Mad house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I have been to Oktoberfest around three times till date and each time it is as rejuvenating as always. It is like someone has taken a small village fair and multiplied it by 100, added Beer and loads of fun. I always booked my hotel and flights/trains in advance due to last minute rush and unavailability. On your way to the fest ground there are a lot of people (actually 1000s) who are returning and people might fear that the fest is closed for the day. But don't be disheartened because if 1000s are returning many 1000s will keep on pouring in which will make it a crowded madhouse.

Tips : Book in advance and take care of your valuables while you are in the fest. If you have plans of going bonkers and testing your booze limits then better carry only required cash and you ID. Don't carry any credit cards or debit cards. Don't worry about safety otherwise as there is a lot of police force to take care of anti social elements.

Visited September 2013
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orlando, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

I attended Oktoberfest a few years ago and had a blast! First of all, if you are traveling from another country..try looking up flights vs. the train. We tracked flights and were able to travel from Amsterdam, NL to Germany for $250 pp!! It was cheap and it only took 40 min vs. the train that's about 10 hrs! The metro is accessible by walking out of the airport. We were confused about buying the ticket because we don't speak German, and the few words I wrote down didn't help much because you have to use a chip card..not a credit card. A couple who saw us struggling offered for us to ride with them since you can have up to 5 people on one ticket. They were going the same direction so we followed them to the festival. The germans are really nice people!! If you don't know where youre going..there's a crowd of festive people going the same direction! Once youre in the festival, I recommend the benches outside. You have to make reservations to attend the halls. Another tip: get in line before you have to use the bathroom! I would go early and really have to go by the time the line was down! The steins of beer are so big! I was worried coming back from the fest but again we followed the crowd back to the metro and were able to get back to the airport. It sounds weird but we were only there for the day so we couldn't afford a hotel during the high season and camped out in the airport. Its open 24hrs and they even had cots to sleep on. You don't want to miss this festival! It was such an awesome experience with people from around the world!

Visited October 2012
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“A major attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is a review of the annual Oktoberfest event, not the museum. I can’t see a page for Oktoberfest in TripAdvisor, which is odd, since it’s a major attraction.

I would say that any festival of beer that runs for over two weeks is a major attraction, and the Munich Oktoberfest is the leader. It doesn’t celebrate just any beer. It has to be brewed in Munich, and have 6% alcohol content, stronger than standard beers.

Oktoberfest feels like two events to me - the beer halls and tents, with their indoor bands, benches, food and dedication to drinking beer, and the outside fairground attractions, wild rides, food stalls, and horses bedecked in the traditional regalia.

Put them both together, and you can see why about six million people visit each year. Although to me, anyone who can drink a couple of steins of super-strong beer then go and get thrown around in some of the modern fairground rides has to have a pretty good constitution.

But it’s a fun time, or at least it should be, and deservedly one of Munich’s top attractions.

Visited October 2012
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