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Best ways to getting around Munich during Oktoberfest 
Hello, We will be staying in a hotel about 2 miles from the Oktoberfest site. Will it be difficult to travel by tram or taxi to the site? I am expecting …

Table reservations 
Hello, I plan on going to Oktoberfest and as I saw from your previously answered question a minimum requirement for a table reservation is 10 people. …

Oktoberfestlieder (Octoberfest Songs) 
I am going to Oktoberfest this September. I speak a little German and would like to be able to join in the festivities by singing the beer drinking songs. …

Oktoberfest - Foreign Visitors Wearing Tracht? 
Do foreign visitors wear Lederhosen & Dirndls to Oktoberfest? Are they looked at as doofs? Reply by Marion Hi Bruce, yes, many foreign visitors …

Which tent to go at Oktoberfest? 
Hi:) We're (4 persons) planning on going to Oktoberfest this year, but we're not exactly sure which tent would suit us the best. We're between the …

First timers for Oktoberfest :) 
My buddy and I are planning to go to Oktoberfest next year, 2010. We were wondering where to start? We may or may not have more people coming, but you …

Names of Beers served at Oktoberfest 
What is the names of all the beers served at Oktoberfest ? Reply by Marion There are only a few big breweries that brew beer for the Oktoberfest. …

Are there any tents that have unreserved seats during the evening on weekends? 
Could you tell me if there are any tents that keep areas of seats free for those without reservations (on a first come first served basis) for the evenings …

Making reservations from the United States 
We have a group of (4) going to Octoberfest. What is the best way to make a reservation now? We are from the United States and do not speak German. …

2009 Oktoberfest - First Time Visit 
My husband is celebrating his 50th birthday during the time of the Oktoberfest this year. I am thinking of taking him for his birthday for 2 or 3 nights, …

Prebooking a tent 
Is it possible to prebook 8-10 seats in one of the tents at the Oktoberfest? I am MD of my own travel company so can get cheap deals on hotels directly …

There are two of us going, how do we reserve? 
There are two of us visiting the Oktoberfest in Munich. I don't have ten people for a table so how do we reserve and pay ahead from the US?

Recommendations where to stay? 
I am heading to Oktoberfest in Munich for 2009. I was wondering if you had recommendations on where to stay, what the best tents are, and anything I need …

Small day lockers inside Octoberfest??? 
I read backpacks are not allowed inside the beer tents. I plan on shopping for souvenirs first, what do people do with their stuff before heading into …

Read your book but some follow up questions about Oktoberfest 
Hello Marion, I read your book about Oktoberfest but had a few more questions. What tents allow payment with Debit Card? I'm in the US and primarily …

How to pay for reservation 
We got a reservation at one of the tents and received a bill today that says we must "transfer" the money to their account within 14 days. How do you …

tent reservation for only 2 people? 
Hi, My wife and I will be in Austria during the Oktoberfest and we would like to come to the festival for the day and would like to ensure that we are …

Working at Oktoberfest 
I'm an American university student who will be spending the next summer/fall in Europe. I'm really, really interested in getting a job at Oktoberfest (and …

Another option for table reservations?? 
What if I made a table reservation for 10 when I only have 4 in the group? When we get to Oktoberfest we then try to find 6 more people who would like …

Trachtenmesser 
Hello, Is there a restriction carrying a Trachtenmesser to Wiesn? I know that they are sold there. I saw something on the internet where people were …

Dress for Oktoberfest 
I am just wondering if it a must to wear one of the beer bench outfits when at Oktoberfest? I think it looks like so much fun to dress up but do you …

Is it difficult to purchase non beer alcoholic drinks at Oktoberfest? 
Hi, My wife and I are going to Oktoberfest 2012 and were wondering if there are typically options to purchase non beer alcoholic drinks within the beer …

Table reservation 
Is it worth to do all the reservation stuff just to be in the Oktoberfest for a few hours? And if so where (i.e. Internet) can I reserve a Table for the …

Baggage deposit at Oktoberfest 
Hello, Me and three friends are going to visit Oktoberfest this year. We have reservations for Thursday and Friday nights at the Stoke camping grounds …

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Tickets to oktoberfest? 
Hi, me and my mom are going to vacation in Paris for a week and would like to go to Oktoberfest for a day. I've been on a couple different sites regarding …

Do you need an ID card to get into Oktoberfest tents? 
Hi, I was wondering if there are any ID checks at Oktoberfest? I have been traveling around Europe and had my bag stolen, my drivers license and passport …

Watching Opening Parade Oktoberfest 
Where is the best place to watch the opening parade, what time should one get there? Any tips about viewing the parade? How much do the rides at the …

Beer Tents 
We will going to Oktoberfest on Monday 26th 2011, but am finding it hard to make a reservation as it will only be two of us. Will we fe fine to just turn …

Cost of food at Oktoberfest 
I plan on visiting the Oktoberfest this fall and I have seen beer prices but nothing about food prices. If I bought lunch and dinner (and maybe a pretzel) …

Transportation to the Oktoberfest 
Hi! I am a student who is going to Oktoberfest in 2011. I will be living in Rome and wanted to know the easiest (or cheapest) way to get to Oktoberfest. …

Is there anywhere else to get a beer if you can't get inside a tent? 
We've got a preliminary reservation for Fri 23rd Sept, but don't have one for the Saturday 24th Sept. So we plan to get there early and see if we can …

Do you absolutely need an Oktoberfest reservation? 
I have a group of 8. What time would I need to show up at a tent during the week to get in without a reservation? Reply by Marion Hello Dana, …

What happens every night after the tents shut?? 
Hi, its our first time this year for Oktoberfest. We were wondering if we should stay in Munich or stay in the camping with tents areas. I see that …

Schottenhamel Opening Day 
For the opening keg tapping, is there anyway to get in Schottenhamel, i read if you get in line at 6 am ish, there i s a chance you can get in as well …

Free Beer 
A friend that lives in Munich states that if you wear a traditional Bavarian outfit that you drink for free. Is this true? Reply by Marion Hi …

Outside Beer test!! 
We are about 5 people group planning to visit on weekends. If we don't get a seat inside or even outside of any tent, can we still have the beer? Can …

Kids at Beer Tents? 
Are kids free if parents have tickets for the tent? If so what are the age limits? Reply by Marion Hi Lisa, admission to the beer tents at …

Outside the Tents 
Can you tell me about the happenings outside of the 14 main tents? Is it still worth it to go to Oktoberfest and not go into one of those tents? Or, …

paying my tent reservation 
Are there people in Munich that provide the "service" of going and PAYING for my tent reservation for me if I paypal the money to them ?? I am in the …

Food and Drinks  
Hello, 2010 will be my first trip to Oktoberfest, and I am curious about food and drinks. Are food and beer options only available inside the tent, …

Address for the Stoke campgrounds in Munich? 
Hi, I am planning to camp in the Stoke campgrounds but I can't find the exact address, has anyone got it? Thanks,it is to fill a visa application …

Oktoberfest Sold out? 
Hi, I heard Oktoberfest had sold out. I wasn't aware we needed to pre-book and assumed we turn up on the day and pay as we go. Can you please confirm …

Food in the Tents 
We want to spend the whole day in the tents but know that the food is very expensive and if you get up to leave you'll lose you spot. Can you bring …

What to expect on Opening day/1st day of Oktoberfest 
Hi, I'm planning on going to Oktoberfest on September 18, the opening day of Oktoberfest. I can only imagine that the fest will be packed since there …

Campgrounds during Oktoberfest 
Hi, My buddy and I are looking for Oktoberfest 2010 housing. We know we are somewhat late in the process and that prices may have risen sharply. …

Has someone really been able to make a evening reservation for any of the tents outside of the Germany? 
We started our activities to make a reservation already October last year and in that time in most of tents the reservation was not opened yet and while …

Can I come to sell Italian food at the Oktoberfest? 
Hello I am Elia Piva from Italy and I own a Bakery and Icecream Shop in Italy since 1985. We start in 2004 doing Events Enogastronomic around Italy and …

Beer Tent Reservations 
With only 2 people can you or do you need reservations? Reply by Marion Hi Kurt, reservations at the beer tents can only be done in multiples …

Beer tent reservations 
I have clients who will be there for Oktoberfest Sep 19-24 this year. There are 7 travelling together. Do they need beer tent reservations to get in? …

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Festival first timers..... 
Hiya. There will be about a dozen of us coming over for next years festival, and none of us have been before. It's for a friends 40th and we wondered, …

Saturday with 8 People Getting into a Tent 
Hi, I am heading to Munich this Friday for Oktoberfest with 8 friends. We want to get seats in a tent on Saturday, we were thinking of getting there …

Why is Oktoberfests about Beer? 
How come Oktoberfests are about beer? Does that mean that children can't go because they can't drink and what about all the people that don't drink beer …

Tent Seating 
If I show up early enough will I be able to get a seat in one of the more popular tents, or will they be totally booked up by reservations the day of the …

How to make reservations at one of the beer tents 
How to make reservations at one of the beer tents? Reply by Marion Hi Gail, reservations to the beer tents at Oktoberfest are usually made during …

Which tent has most unreserved seats? 
Hi, please could you help, there is 20 people coming on the 1st day to Oktoberfest without reservations for any tent. Which tent should we head for …

Should I visit different beer tents? 
Hi There will be two of us visiting the Oktoberfest this year. Do most people only visit for one day and choose one tent, or would it be considered …

Beer Tent tickets 
Can I get tickets for any tent for daytime on Thursday October 1, 2009 for two People? How much do they cost? How do I make a reservation? Are any …

Beer tokens 
Hi A friend and I are heading to Oktoberfest this year. We will be arriving early on September 19th. What time do you think we should head round to …

Reservations for Octoberfest 
Do you need to have reservations to attend the beer festival. I am interested in several of the beer tents. Reply by Marion No, you don't need …

Reservations 
Hello, I am planning on visiting Oktoberfest this year from September 28th to the 4th of October. We are a small group of three people ages 25-30 …

Reservations for 2 Persons? 
Hi, I am struggling to find any tents that will give me a reservation for 20 people. Do you have any suggestions? Many Thanks! Reply by Marion …

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