Grounds at Oktoberfest where there are also lots of rides to choose from – just be sure to hit them before the beer tents!
How to Get a Table at Oktoberfest
There are several ways to get a table:
1) Reserve your table months in advance as locals do
2) Go early – 9:00 am on Saturday and Sunday or by 3:00 pm weekdays
3) Skip the line, get a guaranteed seat in the fun Löwenbrau Tent, a walking tour of the Oktoberfest grounds and 2.5 litres of beer with this tour.
Where to Stay
While you may want to be within walking distance of Theresienwiese, the grounds where Oktoberfest is held, it’s pricy. Fortunately, the grounds are very easy to get to with Munich’s excellent train system, so look for a property anywhere along the S-bahn, U3, U6, U4 or U5, which is still convenient.
Finding a hotel during Oktoberfest is very difficult. Some hotels are booked months in advance, so if you know you’re going, book as early as possible. I’m a big fan of a Booking.com which has over 380 properties in Munich listed.
An alternative and often much cheaper is to book a holiday apartment on Airbnb, which has over 1000 properties listed in Munich. You will find properties where you can rent out the place, or just a room, saving you money. Plus, it’s a great way to meet locals!