Oktoberfest is a three week festival. You start drinking beer by the liter at noon and you don’t stop until… well, actually, that’s unclear.
I attended this festivities on Saturday. It was raining but many people still went to der Wiesn early on Saturday morning. I had made friends with a Naval Police Officer from California who is currently living in Spain. We went together and found seats at a medium sized tent called Zum Stiftl.
In total I spent about €100 on food, drink, and entertainment on Day One. Oktoberfest is a massive festival with many delicious treats to try and carnival rides to jump on. So, you could spend a little less or a lot more.
I was supposed to be in München for 7 days and go to Oktoberfest for two of them. Unfortunately on the Friday before Oktoberfest started, it began to rain a lot.
I was staying at a wonderful campground called The Tent. The Tent is a cheap hostel and campground where you can camp for €99 for a whole week. There was only three problems:
- The Tent is extremely busy during Oktoberfest. My inner introvert was screaming for alone time by Sunday morning.
- The rain didn’t let up by Sunday morning and it negatively impacted everyone’s mood.
- Everybody was drunk and or hungover by Sunday morning. This further darkened the mood.
For these reasons. I decided not to attend Oktoberfest on Sunday. Furthermore, I had a good friend in Utrecht invite me to stay at their place.
I got a refund on my last two nights at The Tent (€28, thanks!) and bought a bus ticket to Utrecht.
I arrived in the Netherlands early Monday morning, and was glad to be greeted with clear weather: