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1. Posted by lukep (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Whos going? Anyone want to meet up/guide me towards some accomodation?
At the moment, looks like myself and a friend will be flying to Munich, but thats as far as we have got, may end up sleeping drunk in a park! No just kidding, if anyone knows some accomodation, I would be most grateful!

Cheers,
Luke

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello LukeP :)

I think u will be unlikely to get accomodation for during the beer festival, in Munich at this late stage.
What I suggest is u take a night train into Munich, then leave on the next night train out of Munich.
The time to book accomodation for the beer festival in Munich is early in the year. January or Febuary are not too early.

Mel

3. Posted by buscando (Budding Member 38 posts) 9y

Hey lukep, when are you planning to be in Munchen for oktoberfest. I plan to be there the either the last day of sep. or the first day of oct! That's if all goes well for me and I do not encounter any delays anywhere but those are my expectations!!! See you there... on the grass... passedout!!! LOL ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Sep 11, 2007, at 8:54 PM by buscando ]

4. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Buscando:)

Are people allowed to sleep in all train stations in Germany, or is it only the one in Munich during the Oktoberfest?

Mel

5. Posted by buscando (Budding Member 38 posts) 9y

To tell you the truth, Mel. I don't know? But I would assume the Hauptebahnhof station close to or adjacent to the Theresienweise-where it all goes down- would allow people to do this...but Im not the expert on this and will find out when I get there! However, I would like to find out how the trains work, especially the night trains, so I could, like you mentioned earliar, take one into the city and then at night leave the city without it affecting my railpass. This is a concern of mine because I only have 8 days in 2 months to travel not only in Germany but Italy, France and Spain, too. So I really need to economize my train trips, if you know what I mean! But like I said before: even if I am in Munich for 1 day, my dream of being there will come true :)

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting buscando

To tell you the truth, Mel. I don't know? But I would assume the Hauptebahnhof station close to or adjacent to the Theresienweise-where it all goes down- would allow people to do this...but Im not the expert on this and will find out when I get there! However, I would like to find out how the trains work, especially the night trains, so I could, like you mentioned earliar, take one into the city and then at night leave the city without it affecting my railpass. This is a concern of mine because I only have 8 days in 2 months to travel not only in Germany but Italy, France and Spain, too. So I really need to economize my train trips, if you know what I mean! But like I said before: even if I am in Munich for 1 day, my dream of being there will come true :)

When I take night trains, I usually pay 29 Euros to go to someplace in Germany or another European city from Munich. It is this price because I buy them a few months in advance.
I dont know how the Eurail works, but I once had an interail. I used to sleep on trains every third night, during a month of travelling in Europe. Maybe your Eurail is also good for the night trains. U dont have to bother getting a sleeper, if u dont want to pay extra. I usually just sleep in the seats, or on the floor, if there is any space.
There is a ticket office in Munich train station, where u can find out which trains are going the night u want to go.
Here is the online booking link, but I dont think u can book online, if u live outside Europe. At least u can check what the prices are, if u book a week in advance or however long u will be in Germany, before u need the ticket. U can buy the tickets, at the train stations in Germany.
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?ld=212.92&seqnr=1&ident=bz.01898892.1189664925&newrequest=yes&

I slept in a train station a couple of times in Germany. The police came along and threw out all the drunks and homeless people, but let me stay there. It was Christmas and the hostel was closed.

7. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

I you are under 26, you can try the youth hostel in Passau. Passau is about 2 hours away by train and can easily and cheaply be reached by using Bayern-Nacht Ticket. The hostel is very nice, it is an old castle converted into a hostel. Passau rocks too, it is a nice little town on the Danube with a vibrant student nightlife.

Jugendherberge Passau
Veste Oberhaus 125
94034 Passau
Tel. 08 51/4 93 78-0
Fax 08 51/4 93 78-20

Leitung: Ernst Kandlbinder
jhpassau(at)djh-bayern.de
http://www.passau.jugendherberge.de
http://www.hihostels.com/dba/hostel022445.en.htm

8. Posted by vxmike (Budding Member 64 posts) 9y

My friends and I are just going to sleep in our rental car here for Octoberfest. No way we're going to pay the ridiculous costs of lodging.

http://www.campingplatz-muenchen.de/englisch/indexe.htm

9. Posted by lukep (Full Member 65 posts) 9y

Thanks everyone for the advice! Looks like its not going to fit in my schedule/budget! Nevermind, im only 19, plenty more years to go! ;)

Cheers,
Luke

10. Posted by buscando (Budding Member 38 posts) 9y

hey all im finally in Germany: currently in Frankfurt but I leave tomorrow for Erfurt. I was talking to an aussie in my hostel who just got back from munich and he told me how he managed to stay there for 3 days, get drunk in the beer tents-without having to pay- and even how to get to the heart of it all when hanging out at the camping platz!!! Basically, im gonna look around for a good but super-cheap tent here in frankfurt, or ,if its too expensive, then in Erfurt , take it with me to munich and camp in the nearest camping ground, in which he told me the name of but i forget!!! Apparently that place is also suppose to be a party central with people from all over(lots of aussies and kiwis I hear) and tour groups like contiki travel and others. In other words, its a beerfest in a beerfest! i think two nights shall suffice my appetite for oktoberfest and then i be a happy camper...lol!!! See any fellow travellers point posters there. oh one more thing, I met some american girls here in frankfurt and they are gonna be there when im there- last few days of the festival- and ill be probably meeting up with them... but we┬┤ll see what happens. Prost!!!