Travel to Munich area during Oktoberfest

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1. Posted by avf136 (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Two friends and I are planning to spend about 2 weeks in and around Munich in late September 2013. We'd like to spend a couple of days in Munich for Oktoberfest, but the rest of the time will likely be split between day trips, and likely a day or two in Salzburg.

Some of the day trips we have in mind:

Does anyone have any advice on other interesting places nearby? We might possibly rent a car, but are also comfortable with local trains (I am conversational in German).

Also, we've been advised to book lodging early due to Oktoberfest - has anyone been, and can you tell me how easy it would be to book something far from the city center and use public transportation to "commute" to the Oktoberfest festivities?

Any and all suggestions are welcome!!!