Cheap Oktoberfest vacations

By Miss Julie | September 18th, 2009

oktoberfestFall is in the air, and with changing foliage and crisper temperatures also comes the famed Oktoberfest celebration in Munich Germany. While I have never had the opportunity to attend this giant 16-day beer festival that manages to attract about 6 million people annuallymaking it one of the largest fairs in the world. My father often recounts stories of his time at Oktoberfest, much of which was spent swinging from the rafters in the giant tents and drinking enough beer to make him ill for days afterwards. For those who are thinking about attending Oktoberfest this year, there are some great deals on cheap airfare to Munich that will have you drinking from steins and wearing lederhosen in no time. Don’t miss out an opportunity to visit Oktoberfest, Air France fares starting at $290 OW from Houston to Munich

If you are planning on heading to Bavaria for the giant celebration in honor of beer, but are trying to stick on a tight budget, you may be looking for hostels near Oktoberfest in Munich (less money on accommodations = more money for beer). While hotel rates also tend to jet jacked up during the festival, with a little time, energy and searching, you can also find a cheap hotel in Munich if you would rather skip the shared bathrooms and hostel party atmosphere.

While the millions of visitors who flood into Munich each year for festival will not get you away from the crowds usually missing during fall travel in Europe, this time of year is still an ideal time to get cheap flights to Munich and enjoy fall discounts.

If you would rather book everything together as part of a Europe vacation package, EuropeASAP is offering a six-night Munich Fall City Special starting at $1,049 per person (without taxes and fees). The deal, which includes round-trip airfare from New York City (other departure cities are available for a higher cost), six nights’ accommodations, daily breakfast, and hotel taxes and surcharges, will have you drinking a pint before you can say lederhosen. Travel is valid until October 25, but you must book by September 28.

If your budget is super low, but you’d still love to revel in celebration of beer in Germany, there are also a few other smaller, cheaper and more subdued beer festivals in Germany. Read more about Oktoberfest travel deals to find out where you can drink beer and party hardy without emptying your bank account this fall.

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