I think everybody's gonna hate me now, but personally
, I strongly recommend to skip
'Oktoberfest'-Munich and go to 'Wasen'-Stuttgart instead!!
I was at 'Oktoberfest' in 2010 and it was just bad. Of course, the 'TPR-Trip' with the tent-reservation is beyond
If you don't reserve some seats in a tent, you won't get beer! It was a shocking experience for me and my friends, that the only this we came for (1l Beer 'Maß') was outlying of the possible! You won't get beer if you aren't in a tent (and they are all reserved for at least 1 year)
. You've to be there early in the morning at 8am only to get in, then wait till 11-12am to get an expensive
beer! Prices are going up tp 11€ (15$) for one beer this year with the tips! (And no tips
means you won't get another beer
!). If you're in the tent and want a beer, you won't get any, because you are not seated! Also everything closed at 11pm
. Bugger me, it's the biggest fair in the whole world, why they close at 11pm? Also the rides are very expensive (yes, it's normally for a big fair) BUT
the whole rideduration is really really short! I was on a big-scaled-ride about 1min for 7€(9,6$).. That was just unfair!
This is just my opinion, of course 'Oktoberfest' can be awesome if you've a tent-reservation and enough money!! But for me and my friends it was a bad experience. We'll go to 'Wasen' on this sunday, the 25th
I can advise 'WASEN' at Stuttgart! It is nearly at the same time as 'Oktoberfest' and the 2nd biggest fair in the world after munich! There are cheaper beerprices, longer ridedurations, no reservation needed for the tents, if you come before noon and it's really equal to 'Oktoberfest'
I am sorry for my english, I am not an native men.