Oktoberfest 2012 in Munich
A Comprehensive Guide to Germany‘s Oktoberfest
By Birge Amondson, About.com Guide
Oktoberfest is the world’s largest fair and one of the best festivals in Germany. Every year, over 6 million visitors from all over the world come to Munich to drink beer, eat sausage and join together in song. Oktoberfest is famous for its huge beers in heavy steins, but there is more; link arms with locals, swing to the Oompha of Bavarian bands, admire traditional costumes, and get a good helping of German hospitality.
1. Oktoberfest Dates and Opening HoursGNTB/Rainer Kiedrowski
Know when to go: Find out when Oktoberfest takes place in Germany in 2012 and beyond, and learn about the opening hours of Oktoberfest beer halls and rides.
2. Oktoberfest – Getting ThereJohannes Simon/Getty Images
Cab, car, train or subway? Here are the best ways to get to Theresienwiese, the traditional venue of Munich’s Oktoberfest.
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