2018 Oktoberfest – Opening Weekend Package

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Reservations

Opening Day Parade

SOLD OUT FOR 2018, NOW ACCEPTING 2019 RESERVATIONS

The beer is tapped!

And just like that, another 16 days of partying is kicked off for our Opening Weekend Packages at Oktoberfest.

Opening Weekend Packages at Oktoberfest are a little bit different than the rest of the celebration. Oktoberfest kicks off with a parade on the second or third Saturday of September and commences at noon when the mayor of Munich taps the first barrel and cries “O’zapft is” (It’s open) after which party-goers join the drinking fest with a Prost! (Cheers!). Girls and guys alike dress in the traditional Lederhosenor Dirndls, respectively, and sing along with the ever-popular Bavarian drinking song Ein Prosit ein Prosit.

Known as the Largest People’s Fair in the World, Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany is Europe’s largest beer-drinking affair drawing 6-7 million visitors each year that consume more than 6 million liters (1 million gallons) of Bavarian brews. The first Oktoberfest occurred in 1810 with a horse race and fair to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig (who became King Ludwig I) to Therese von Saxe, after whom “Theresienwiese” (the Oktoberfest grounds) was named (known as the “Wies’n” to locals). Though beer drinking didn’t become a major part of the celebration until 8 years later, Bavarian brews and food are now the major focal point of the event.

Let us put you where the action is during the opening of the Oktoberfest!

Opening Weekend Package (September 21-24, 3 Nights)

  • Hotel arrangements by the Oktoberfest Grounds
  • Daily Breakfast at your hotel
  • Round trip Airport transfers
  • Large Beer Tent Reservation at Oktoberfest
  • Bike Tour of Munich
  • Small Tent Reservation on Opening Day
  • 2018 Oktoberfest T-Shirt and collector stein

Add-On: Trip to Neuschwanstein Castle (Requires additional night to be purchased)

3 Star Hotel Package – $1,545 USD per person, based on double occupancy SOLD OUT FOR 2018

4 Star Hotel Package – $1,745 USD per person, based on double occupancy SOLD OUT FOR 2018


2018 Itinerary for Opening Weekend

Friday, September 21st – Day 1

Arrive into Munich, greeted at the airport and taken down the autobahn to your hotel.

Enjoy an authentic Bavarian feast at a local restaurant.

Saturday, September 22nd – Day 2 

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Reservations

Taking down some of Munich’s finest at a small tent

11 AM – Watch the opening parade featuring the host families, which lasts around an hour.

2 PM – 5PM – Enjoy a reservation at a Small Tent on the Oktoberfest Grounds

 

Sunday, September 23rd – Day 3

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Reservations

Enjoy on a low impact bike ride through Munich, seeing and learning about many of the main attractions of the city. There is even a stop in the middle for a beer in the English Gardens!

That night, get ready for the main attraction: a beer tent reservation!

Monday, September 24th – Day 4 Add On

Oktoberfest Opening Weekend Reservations

A view of the Neuschwanstein Castle from Mary’s Bridge

Embark on a day tour into the Alps to visit the Neuschwanstein Castle.

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