agoda.com highlights Oktoberfest – don’t miss Munich this year!
of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced fantastic Munich hotel rates for Bavaria’s biggest festival – Oktoberfest!
Launching on Saturday, September 22, and wrapping up on October 7, Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest fair, attracting more than 6 million visitors a year in a celebration of boisterous Bavarian culture. Held in Theresienwiese in central Munich, the event kicks off with the ceremonial “tapping” of the first keg of the season by the Lord Mayor.
Oktoberfest has been held every year since 1810, and while beer is central to celebrations, there’s more to the 17-day event than Bavarian brews. There are 14 tents to choose from and each caters to a different audience, with different music, a different array of food, and different overall ambience. Some tents are smaller, such as the Burtschers Bratwursthuttn tent, with seating for an intimate crowd of 90, while others, such as the Löwenbräu tent, can seat upwards of 5,500 people at a time.
To get into the spirit of the festival, visitors can don traditional Bavarian outfits – lederhosen for men and different styles of dirndl for women. All beers at Oktoberfest are made exclusively in Munich, so international travelers can enjoy famous beers like Augustiner and Hofbräu straight from the source.
Enjoying Oktoberfest in Munich is a family-friendly affair, with rides and attractions for children and venues such as Bodo’s Café Tent, which serves cakes and pastries from 9:00 am, and a special kids’ day held in the Augustiner tent. Along with famous locally-brewed beers, visitors can enjoy classic Bavarian dishes: ham hock, potato salad, bread dumplings, venison, cheeses, roast duck, oxen, veal, fish, plus seemingly limitless derivations of meat and sausages. For those who would like to burn off some calories, the livelier tents stay open until 1:00 am, with DJs, live music, and dancing.
As one of the world's most beautiful cities, Munich has as much to offer Oktoberfest visitors. Recently in the limelight as the host city for the European Cup, it’s got high-tech sports and leisure venues, plus medieval castles and palaces, churches, museums, and galleries and, of course, beautiful Bavarian landscapes.
To reserve your place in the tents of Oktoberfest, make sure you have your accommodation sorted out early! The following Munich hotels have availability now, so lock in a rate while you can.
AGODA.COM OKTOBERFEST SALE – MUNICH HOTEL SPECIALS!
Eurostars Grand Central 4*
From US$366 per night. Non-refundable rate.
Regent Hotel 4*
From US$350 per night.
Hotel Atlas City 3*
From US$287 per night. Early Bird Promotion: must book at least 30 days in advance. Book before November 30, stay before December 31, 2012.
Hotel Cocoon Stachus 3*
From US$250 per night.
Hotel Herzog 3*
From US$355 per night.
Hotel Vitalis 4*
From US$240 per night.
Hotel Nymphenburg 3*
From US$304 per night.
Hotel Montree 3*
From US$207 per night.
K+K Hotel am Harras 4*
From US$300 per night. Non-refundable rate.
Hotel Carmen 4*
From US$228 per night.
TRYP München City Center 4*
From US$286 per night.
Hotel Kent 3*
From US$160 per night. Valid until December 30, 2012.
angelo Designhotel Munich 4*
From US$200 per night. Early Bird Promotion: must book at least 14 days in advance. Book before December 18. Stay before December 31, 2012.
Maritim Hotel Munich 4*
From US$199 per night. Early Bird Promotion: must book at least 14 days in advance. Book before December 18. Stay before December 30.
Hotel Säntis 3*
From US$227 per night. Early Bird Promotion: must book at least 21 days in advance. Book before December 9. Stay before December 30.
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