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Places for Oktoberfest outisde Munich?

Hi All, was wondering if anyone had recommendations for Oktoberfest locations in Germany, but outside of Munich? Any other cities/places? Looking to have fun and enjoy without going all the way to munich.

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Old 26.09.2012, 19:47
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Re: Places for Oktoberfest outisde Munich?

I would suggest Augsburg, lots of hotels within staggering distance of the train station, one hour travel from door to D'Wies'n, there is even a S-Bahn nowadays. The last train goes at 11.00 but do not despair you can catch the Orient express at 00.30 quite an experience in its self.
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There is ONLY one Oktoberfest and its in Munich the rest are just drink gatherings
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Re: Places for Oktoberfest outisde Munich?

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There is ONLY one Oktoberfest and its in Munich the rest are just drink gatherings
Ah! Just re-read the post with my brain engaged. Cannstatter Wasen in Stuttgart is the one to visit.
You must go to the tourist trap also known as the Oktoberfest at least once. But once is enough.
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Re: Places for Oktoberfest outisde Munich?

Thanks both. Maybe I should rephrase a bit - any good drinking fests like an Oktoberfest that you would recommend? I looked into Stuttgart, thanks for that!
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Re: Places for Oktoberfest outisde Munich?

You're a bit late for this year, as the Wies'n tends to be the big finish to the season of Volksfest. Next year check out Herbstfest in Rosenheim and the Gäubodenvolksfest, the two biggest in Bavaria after Munich.

If you want to get an early start next year, to can head off to the Bergkirchweih in Erlangen, but watch out, the beer is extra strong (even stronger than the Märzenbier that is served at the Wies'n).

There is also the traditional Waldfesten which take place on various weekends over the summer around the Tegernsee.
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Thanks both. Maybe I should rephrase a bit - any good drinking fests like an Oktoberfest that you would recommend? I looked into Stuttgart, thanks for that!
All of these are NOT drinking fests. They are (originally) fairs for agricultural machinery (Oktoberfest), parish fairs and horse markets (Cranger Kirmes) or thanksgiving celebrations (Cannstatter Wasen), with the usual rollercoasters and popcorn stands. And tents for food & drinks, but that's not the main part (unless you're Australian).
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Sorry, wrong. As everyone knows, the first Wies'n was held to celebrate soon-to-be King Ludwig's marriage. So the Wies'n is as much about drinking as any wedding fe(a)st.
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