Getaway the German Way: Where to Best Oktoberfest with Booking.com
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has pulled together Oktoberfest getaways for a luxury or low-cost trip. With an average of seven million visitors each year, Oktoberfest is the world’s largest folk festival. Based in Munich, Germany, it is the number one destination for beer lovers, braided beauties, colorful parades, fairground rides and giant pretzels.
This year the festival spans over two weeks from September 17 to October 3, and will be held in a beautiful meadow just outside of Munich’s center (as well as being celebrated throughout the city). The popularity of Oktoberfest has grown worldwide with Booking.com listing Americans, Chinese and Australians as some of the top nationalities that booked accommodations in Munich during last year’s festival.
It’s no surprise that the highest endorsements for Munich include beer, sightseeing and shopping, but worth noting that if this year is a no-go, other destinations touted for their beer include Andechs in Germany, Humpolec in the Czech Republic and Savignone in Italy. For a last-minute visit to Munich or an early start on 2017’s festival, here are eight properties where travelers can lay their lederhosen…
Where to Best Oktoberfest:
The Wombats City Hostel is the perfect destination for the avid Oktoberfest fan on a budget, with the Theresienwiese venue of Munich’s Oktoberfest beer festival just a 15 minute-walk away. The hostel caters to everyone, offering modern rooms, ensuites, balconies and an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet each morning – a great remedy after all that Bavarian beer tasting.
For something a little more luxurious, a traveler to Oktoberfest will love the Hotel Metropol. Situated alongside a quiet road, this gem is just a mere five minutes-walk from Munich Central Station. Guests can enjoy bright, modern rooms, large daily breakfasts, an elegant dining room and a 24-hour bar.
Travelers looking for a calmer scene will love the historic Hotel Torbräu. Boasting a central location that’s just a five-minute walk from Marienplatz square, this family-run hotel offers classically furnished rooms, a daily breakfast buffet and fine cuisine made from regional products at the Schapeau restaurant. Guests staying at the Hotel Torbräu can have it all; a peaceful stay just three miles away from the fun of Oktoberfest.
Maximilian Munich is the perfect relaxing getaway, with modern spa facilities including a fitness room, Finnish sauna, steam room, Kneipp foot basin, relaxation room and massages available on request. The hotel is ideally situated just 500 meters away from the Bavarian State Opera, and the Isartor S-Bahn Train Station is just a five-minute walk away. Maximilian Munich offers luxury apartments, a charming courtyard with rose gardens, a fully equipped kitchenette, as well as a buffet breakfast and Mediterranean specialities at the Kleines Max restaurant. Once guests are fully rested and relaxed they can opt for an enjoyable day out at Oktoberfest.
The Vi Vadi Hotel offers guests a welcoming and stylish stay with spacious, modern rooms, a terrace, restaurant and bar. An Oktoberfest traveler will love the location with Theresienwiese and Central Station Munich not far away.
Situated in central Munich, this modern hotel is just 600 meters from Oktoberfest. Relexa Hotel München provides elegantly decorated rooms, and a hearty buffet breakfast made with locally sourced ingredients from the historic Viktualienmarkt marketplace. Guests can buy tickets for the Bavarian State Opera and theatre at this hotel, and those wishing to explore the city will find elegant shopping streets nearby.
This design hotel lies in the Au-Haidhausen district of Munich. Just 700 meters from the German Museum, this stay offers a trendy 24-hour bar, stylish modern rooms and rich breakfast buffets. München Rosenheimer Platz City Rail Station is a five-minute walk away, and trains run to Marienplatz Square and the Kaufinger Straße shopping street in just three minutes, making this the perfect base for exploring the city.
Trudering-Riem is a great choice for traveler seeking a home away from home when visiting Oktoberfest. Also close to the Riem Arcaden Shopping Mall, it’s in a great location for exploring the city – and if you’re tired of shopping and beer tasting there are plenty of other activities in the area such as skiing, golfing and horse riding.
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