Oktoberfest is the world's most famous beer festival, held for a few weeks each year in the German city of Munich. Attracting thousands upon thousands of people from around the world to Munich, Oktoberfest's historic folk celebration of Bavarian culture and (above all) the beers of the region has jumped to the top of most people's bucket lists.
Alongside the copious amount of beer tents – with capacities ranging from less than 100 to well over 8000 – an integral part of the festival is the enormous funfair that rolls into the city.
Live music, traditional costumes, parades, and a vast variety of German cuisine complete the celebrations for what is now one of the world's biggest parties.
Oktoberfest packs in live music, a fun fair and lots more fun beyond just the beer – look out for details as September approaches.
Munich hosts beer tents, fairs and markets galore, as Oktoberfest sprawls across the city centre and transforms it into an urban festival like no other.
BY PLANE: Airport Franz-Josef-Strauss is just 20km north of Munich. From the airport, you can reach the city centre by either taking train lines S1 or S8, or the Lufthansa Airport Bus which will drop you at Munich central station. Both journeys should take around 45 minutes.
BY TRAIN: Munich Central Train Station, or Hauptbahnhof, is easily accessible from the rest of Germany and also neighbouring European countries.
Oktoberfest welcomes people of all ages, with some days dubbed "family days", offering cheaper fares on the amusement rides. Those under 18 will not be served alcohol.
There are a number of accommodation packages to suit all budgets available within the Stoke Travel Campsite, just a short journey from the beer halls by public transport.
The campsite will include bars and food stalls, shower facilities, laundry room, cooking facilities, recreation room, small self-service shop and tourist information. The campsite will also feature its own parties!
View and book our accommodation packages here.
This festival is great for stag groups. If you're planning a stag do, we have a specialist ready to help you plan your perfect festival stag. Simply get in touch here and we'll get straight back to you.