Oktoberfest 2015 Munich Beerfest

Oktoberfest 2015 Munich Beerfest

We cover the entire 2015 Oktoberfest - Coach? Camp? Hotel? Packages from just 40GBP per night

The Oktoberfest is the biggest party of its kind in Europe. It is truly awesome, truly massive and enormous fun - you need to experience it! Coach? Camp? Hotel? We are the Munich Beerfest specialists - the largest UK-based operator to the fest - a one stop shop that covers the entire huge event!

Next year's fest begins on 19 Sept and runs through to 4 October 2015. Book early for the best choice of accommodation. Choose from central hotels or accommodation at Munich's famous Thalkirchen camping ground, from just £40 per night! We also have coach/camping tours each weekend of the fest.

Summary of Tour Options for Oktoberfest (2015)

Camping from only GBP40 per night.
From £40.00
Tour Dates: 18th Sep to 5th Oct 2015

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With PP's camping accommodation packages to Oktoberfest 2015 you can join the biggest operation in Munich without the cost of the travel to and from London. Based at Camping Thalkirchen - the massive campsite where everyone meets up during the Oktoberfest - we cover the entire Oktoberfest from start to finish, cooked breakfasts and weekend excursions. Priced from just £40 per person per night (2 night minimum stay).
Tour Dates: 18th Sep to 5th Oct 2015

green tickPre-erected tents - only GBP40pppngreen tickCooked breakfasts dailygreen tickFull security servicegreen tickDay tour to Dachau concentration camp on requestgreen tickPlus Andech's monasterygreen tickTransport to the Beerfest groundsgreen tickSmart phone charging servicegreen tickServices of PP crewgreen tickAustria day tour option on first weekendgreen tickDorm option available

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City Centre Hotels - all weekends of the fest
From £249.00
Tour Dates: 18th Sep to 5th Oct 2015

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Can't afford much time off work? Looking for a wee bit more comfort? Then why not stay in one of our city centre Munich hotels! You have the choice of 5 hotels/pensions/hostel for the first weekend and we have a good number of hotels and our hostel available for the 2nd and 3rd weekends of the fest. Accommodation only Planning to make your own way to Germany? Our Oktoberfest packages are based on three nights accommodation.
Tour Dates: 18th Sep to 5th Oct 2015

green tickChoice of city centre hotel/pensions/hostelgreen tickWalking distance to Oktoberfest groundsgreen tickAvailable all three weekends of the fest (Fri-Mon)green tickBreakfasts daily

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5 Day Coach/Camp Opening Weekend
Only £259.00
Tour Dates: 17th to 21st Sep 2015

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Budget 5 day Oktoberfest 2015 tour covering the opening ceremony. Coach/ferry, pre-erected tents at Camping Thalkirchen, full breakfast, tours to Dachau concentration camp and Andechs monastery, transport to the Beerfest, services of experienced PP crew and typical PP fun and organisation. 5 day tours available each of the three weekends of the Beerfest.
Tour Dates: 17th to 21st Sep 2015

green tickReturn coach from Londongreen tickAccommodation at Munich's famous Thalkirchen Campgreen tickCooked breakfastsgreen tickTransport to the festgreen tickTour to Dachau Concentration Campgreen tickAndechs Monastery tourgreen tickServices of experienced PP crew

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7 Day Ultimate Coach/Camping Opening Weekend
Only £329.00
Tour Dates: 17th to 23rd Sep 2015

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Enjoy a huge party in Munich and then escape to the Austrian Alps with our 7 day coach/camping tour. Not only do you have an extra day in the beerhalls compared to our 5 day tours we also take you on a day tour to beautiful Austria, where we hold our famous Alpine Beerfest party. Ideal for those who want to do the Oktoberfest properly!
Tour Dates: 17th to 23rd Sep 2015

green tickReturn coach from Londongreen tickBased in Munich's famous Thalkirchen campsitegreen tickOpening Oktoberfest ceremonygreen tickTour to Dachau and Andechsgreen tickTransport to the festgreen tickDay tour to Austrian alpsgreen tickCooked breakfasts daily

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Austrian Chalet - 7 Day Opening Weekend Tour
Only £299.00
Tour Dates: 17th to 23rd Sep 2015

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Don't want to camp at Oktoberfest? Then stay in the beautiful village of Kossen where our Austrian chalet tour is based. This great value tour includes coach, ferry, budget chalet-style accom., breakfasts, transfers to Oktoberfest, as well as Dachau concentration camp and Tyrolian tours. All the fun of the Beerfest with cosy Austrian beds.
Tour Dates: 17th to 23rd Sep 2015

green tickChalet style accommodationgreen tickStunning base in Austrian alpsgreen tickTransfers to Oktoberfestgreen tickAlps Day Tour: St Johann and Kirchdorfgreen tickPP's Austria Beerfest Partygreen tickTyrolian night pre-Oktoberfest party at our chaletgreen tickTour to Dachau concentration campgreen tickBreakfast daily

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5 Day Coach/Camp Middle Weekend
Only £259.00
Tour Dates: 24th to 28th Sep 2015

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Top value Oktoberfest 2015 coach tour covering the 2nd weekend of the fest - which is the busiest weekend of the fest. Includes: Coach/ferry, pre-erected tents at Camping Thalkirchen, full breakfast, tours to Dachau concentration camp and Andechs monastery, shuttles to and from Beerfest, services of experienced PP crew and typical PP fun and organisation.
Tour Dates: 24th to 28th Sep 2015

green tickReturn coach from Londongreen tickAccommodation at Munich's famous Thalkirchen Campgreen tickCooked breakfastsgreen tickTransport to the festgreen tickTour to Dachau Concentration Campgreen tickAndechs Monastery tourgreen tickServices of experienced PP crew

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5 Day Coach/Camp Closing Weekend
Only £259.00
Tour Dates: 1st to 5th Oct 2015

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Budget Oktoberfest 2015 5 day tour covering the last weekend of the fest: Coach/ferry, pre-erected tents at Camping Thalkirchen, full breakfast, tours to Dachau concentration camp and Andechs monastery, transport to the Beerfest, services of experienced PP crew and typical PP fun and organisation.
Tour Dates: 1st to 5th Oct 2015

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Event and PP Tour Information

Oktoberfest Munich - Europe's Premier Beer Festival and event! 16 days, 6.5 million litres of beer, nearly 7 million visitors - there is no doubt Munich's Beer Fest is big, well, GIGANTIC actually. But it not just the sheer size that makes this event a must - when it comes to carnival atmosphere and simple pure fun - the Oktoberfest is immense!

PP Travel is renowned for operating the most fun and professionally organised tours to the big party destinations - and there is no argument about the size of the Oktoberfest! We are the Munich Beer Fest specialists offering a wide variety of great value 2015 Oktoberfest packages covering all three weekends of the fest. Whether you require a coach/camping tour, a hotel or short flying tour we have something to suit you and your budget. You can also book just hotel accommodation or camping accommodation only packages from only £40 per person per night.

This year's Oktoberfest is now over. Over 2000 passengers chose to travel with us in Munich - again proving this company the largest, most experienced and successful UK-based operator to the fest. With such massive numbers attending the fest annually (approx 6 million people), it pays to plan and book your tour with a firm that really knows the Munich Beerfest inside out.

The Munich Oktoberfest
Every year a huge park in the centre of Munich called the Theresenwiese is transformed into what appears to be the world's party central. Half of the park is filled with amazing rides, side shows, food stalls and Schnapps tents. The other half boasts 14 beerhalls. Like everything about the Oktoberfest the beerhalls or beer tents are huge. They sit over 4000 people inside and more in the beer gardens. In fact around 100,000 people can be seated at Munich Beer Festival tables! You are served steins (1 litre jugs) of the local brew by the frauliens, entertained by Oompah bands - the atmosphere is fantastic. The Oktoberfest always finishes on the first Sunday in October. Next year's great German Beer Festival runs from noon on Saturday September 19, 2015 to Sunday October 4.

It is free to enter the fest grounds and beerhalls - unfortunately you have to pay for your beer! See at the rear of this page for further info on the beerhalls.

Great Value PP Travel Oktoberfest Tour Packages

  • Coach Tours from just £259
  • Accommodation from just £40!!
  • Hotel packages from just £249

Coach
We offer economical 5 day coach Oktoberfest tours from London for all three weekends of the Munich Beer Festival. Over the opening weekend you also have the choice of a 7 day coach/camping tour and our famous 7 day Austrian Chalet tour based in an awesome lakeside village, ideal for those who don't want to camp.

Hotels
We offer 5 different Munich city centre hotels and our funky central hostel all walking distance from the Oktoberfest, for all weekends of fest. Hurry, as these beds always sell out many months before the fest and first in get the best choice of beds.

Camping in Munich - Stay at the legendary Thalkirchen Campsite - from just £40 per night!
If you are planning to do a camping tour to the Beerfest there is only one place to stay - Munich's famous Thalkirchen camping ground, where everyone meets! PP Travel is the largest specialist festival tour operator staying at Thalkirchen. This huge camp is just 3km away - a short PP coach shuttle or just three train stops - from the festival grounds. We offer coach/camping tours and accom-only packages for all 3 weekends of the fest.
Dorm option also available! Excllusive to PP - 4 and 10-bedded dorm packages from just £129pp. Very limited availability.

Getting into a Beerhall
While it is free to enter the Oktoberfest grounds and there is also no entry fees into any of the 14 beer tents, with over 6 million visitors, it is extremely busy. Often on weekends the beer tents close their doors when full, meaning looking for seats in their outside beer gardens or lining up. We operate shuttles to the fest from first thing in the morning for those who want to get in early or you may consider booking a table. It is not imperative that you pre-book a table, but it can make life much easier at the fest. Booking a table is not all that easy and you must individually book with the the specific beer tents directly and this should be done months in advance. For further info on all the beer tents and their contact details click here: Beer tent official information

Accommodation

Camping in Munich - Staying at the legendary Thalkirchen Campsite
If you are planning to do a camping tour to the Oktoberfest there is only one place to stay - Munich's famous Thalkirchen camping ground, where everyone meets! This huge camp is just 3km away - a short PP coach shuttle or just three train stops - from the festival grounds. We offer coach/camping tours and accom-only packages for all 3 weekends of the fest. PP's Munich Thalkirchen base on Google Maps

Hotels : Get in fast for our 2015 Oktoberfest hotels
We offer 4 different Munich city centre hotels- all walking distance from the Beerhalls. All are good quality clean German hotels/pension/hostel . All include breakfast, except our funky central hostel. Prices vary according to their standard, number of people per room and whether rooms have private or shared facilities. All are booked for three nights - Arrive Friday and depart Monday. In some occasions (depending upon availability, extra nights can be arranged or weekend dates can be altered slightly). Mid week dates also available upon request. All accom centres require a minimum of 3 nights stay. They are pre-booked September 18-21, September 25-28 or October 2 - 5, 2015.

Mariandl Hotel-Pension (Mariandl on Google Maps)
Great old-world character hotel-pension in top position only a few minutes walk from the Beerfest. Available all 3 weekends of the Beerfest. The accommodation is above its own fantastic jazz bar/restaurant which is open well after the fest closes. With live music nightly, it is ideal for groups really looking to party. The Mariandl has a variety of rooms, all with private facilities - single, twins, triples and quads. This popular hotel always sells fast due to the great location and atmosphere.
Latest Mariandl Availability
2015 beds now on sale! Available all three weekends of the fest.
Hotel accommodation only priced: GBP269pp for quad rooms, GBP279pp for triple rooms, GBP299pp for twin or double rooms.

Hotel Senator (The Senator on Google Maps )
Excellent standard hotel, with it's own bar in a sensational position just outside the main gate of the Oktoberfest. Available all three weekends of the Oktoberfest. All rooms with full facilities.
The Senator also offers a massive buffet breakfast - arguably the best in Munich. Twin, Double, Triple and Quad rooms offered. This hotel is always EXTREMELY popular, so book early.
Latest Senator Availability
2015 beds now on sale! Available all three weekends of the fest.
Hotel accommodation only prices: Twin/Double GBP325pp, Triple GBP279pp, Quad GBP269pp.

Margit Hotel-Pension (The Margit on Google Maps )
Good standard hotel-pension in excellent position, just a couple of minutes walk from the Oktoberfest and about 10 minutes walk from the central train station. All rooms with private facilities. Breakfast is included.
Latest Margit Availability
2015 beds now on sale! Available all weekends of the fest.
Hotel accommodation only prices: Double/Twin GBP299pp, Triple GBP279pp, Quad GBP259pp.

Hotel Mirabell (The Mirabell on Google Maps )
Excellent standard family run hotel, just a few minutes walk from the main central Hauptbahnof station and a 10 minute walk to the fest grounds. All rooms with private facilities. Breakfast included.
Latest Mirabell Availability
2015 beds now on sale! Available the opening and 2nd weekends of the fest.
Hotel accommodation only prices: Twin/Double GBP319pp.

Smart Stay Hostel (Smart Stay Hostel on Google Maps)
Our fabulous funky hostel is in a fantasic position just a 2 minute walk from the main side entrance of the Oktoberfest. Available all three weekends of the Oktoberfest. Six and Eight-bedded rooms (bunks). All rooms have their own private facilities. Not only is the Smart Stay in a great position to base yourself for the Oktoberfest it has excellent services and facilities. Smart Stay has been renovated from top to bottom - so it will be like staying in a brand new hostel! It has its own bar and lounge, 24-hour reception, wifi, guest kitchens, free lockers, sports room. It also offers a large generous breakfast (cost 4.90euros). All bedding is supplied. Our hostel is always very popular, so book early.
Latest Smart Stay Availability
2015 beds now on sale! Available all three weekends of the fest.
Hostel accommodation only prices: GBP269pp - all weekends for 3 nights.

Frequently Asked Questions about Oktoberfest

What is the Oktoberfest?

What is the Oktoberfest? The Oktoberfest is by far the biggest party or event of its kind in Europe. Every year a huge non-descript park in the middle of Munich called the Theresenwiese (known locally as the Wies'n) is transformed into a massive fun fair party. Half of the Wies'n is covered by some amazing rides, side shows, food stalls and schnapps tents. The other half boasts 14 beerhalls. Like everything about the Oktoberfest the beerhalls or tents are big. Each local brewery has their own beerhall which seats over 4000 people inside and 2000 in surrounding beergardens.

Seated at tables you are served steins (1 litre jugs) of the local brew by the frauliens, entertained by oompah bands...the atmosphere is fantastic. The Oktoberfest always finishes on the first Sunday in October. It runs for 16 days straight beginning at noon on Saturday September 19, 2015 and finishing on Sunday October 4. It's history is fairly simple - 205 years ago, back in 1810 Crown Prince Ludwig married Princess Therese of Saxon and a huge celebration party was thrown in the Wies'n. It was such a success they decided to repeat it the next year and so on.

Now about 6 to 7 million people go to the Oktoberfest and consume over one million gallons of beer. It is free to enter the fest grounds and beerhalls - unfortunately you have to pay for your beer! We are the largest UK operator to the Beerfest with coach and flying tours covering all three weekends. In 2014 PP Travel took over 2000 people to Munich for the Beerfest, again making us the largest and most successful UK-based tour operator at the Oktoberfest. close

What tours does PP Travel offer?

What tours does PP Travel offer? There are a wide variety of tours for you to choose from. We have five-day return coach/camping tours covering all three weekends of the Oktoberfest, departing London late Thursday morning and returning the following Monday. For those who want to do the Oktoberfest properly should join our 7 day tour (1st weekend only) which includes all a five day tour does as well as an extra night in Munich and our fabulous day tour to Austria. For those wanting a bit more comfort we have our 7-day Austrian Chalet tour . It covers the opening, spends as much time at the Beerfest as our camping tours, with the added bonus of staying in the beautiful Tyrolian village of Kossen, Austria - just over an hour's drive from Munich.

For those with limited time and only wanting to go for the weekend, our accommodation only tours are ideal. We offer hotel/hostel and camping packages for all weekends of the fest. close

Camping tours, where do we stay?

Camping tours, where do we stay? PP Travel stays at Munich's famous Camping Thalkirchen each year. Thalkirchen is located only 3km from the Beerfest grounds, just a short 10 minute PP coach shuttle or three stops on the underground.

Thalkirchen has always been the place to be during the Oktoberfest - it is where everyone meets up. Facilities include toilets and token-operated hot showers - 1.5 euro a shower token. It is also B.Y.O. toilet paper during the fest. Its bar always does a great trade plus there are money changing facilities, a good shop stocking food and snacks.

Being on the Munich U-bahn (underground - Thalkirchen stop on U3) it is easy to get to our camp. It is also easy to get to the beerfest site, which is only 3 or 4 stops away. We can only offer limited coach shuttles from the campground to the Beerfest grounds on the weekends due to Munich police laws. Other times transport to the fest will be on the underground and tickets will be available upon request.

The tents are pre-erected by our ground crew prior to your arrival in Munich - tents are mainly two per tent, although we do have a few tents suitable for three. You will need to bring all bedding with you - we suggest a sleeping bag and a sleeping mat or air mattress if you have one. We have sleeping mats new and used, plus sleeping mats/air mattresses for sale at the camp at very economical prices. It is advised to pre-book these before arriving at our campsite. Single tents are available for an extra £20 per night.

Dorm accommodation: we also have very limited 4-bedded and 10-bedded dorm packages on all weekends and mid-week at Thalkirchen from just £129. You have to book early to secure one of these beds. Each dorm is equipped with bunk beds, with a clean cover sheet and your own personal locker. You must bring your own bedding - sleeping bag, pillow or blankets, plus towel and toiletries. Also a padlock for your locker. All dorms have a free access system. close

How do we book?

How do we book? To make a booking, call our office or book online through the website. We will require a non-refundable £50 deposit for all Oktoberfest tours.

You can either drop by our office and pay in person or pay by credit card or UK debit card over the phone, or via the secure page on our website, or transfer funds directly to our bank account. Please note the credit card payments incur a 2.5 % charge. Full payment for our hotel tours is due 18th July and camping tours is due by noon on 18th August. All deposits are non-refundable, and bookings are not transferable. Our booking conditions outline refunds payable on cancellations.

Any flights booked are non-transferable, non-refundable and non-changeable immediately and names must be spelt correctly as they appear on your passport. With all hotel bookings, you must pay for all beds in a room, even if someone cancels. close

When can you arrive for Camping Accommodation Only?

When can you arrive for Camping Accommodation Only? We take arrivals on all days of the fest at Campingplatz Thalkirchen - we are totally flexible. Accommodation can be booked between the 17th of September up until the 5th of October - meaning 4 October is the last possible night you can camp with us. We are totally flexible with camping dates, although there is a two night minimum stay. Camping special offer: book 3 nights and stay the 4th night for free. close

What is included in the price?

What is included in the price? For those on coach/camping tours our price includes return coach transport from London to Munich and ferry crossings. At camping Thalkirchen we provide hot breakfast, excursions to Dachau concentration camp and Andechs Monastery (and a day tour to Austria for 7-day passengers), pre-erected tents, transport to the Beerfest, Munich maps and the services of PP crew. Basically all you have to budget on is your meals (apart from breakfast) and your drinking money! Our famous PP Oktoberfest Austrian party day tour on 21 September is included for our Austrian chalet and 7-day coach camp passengers. Those who are camping can book this as an extra for £30. We hold our party night high up in the mountains, behind the majestic Wilder Kaiser range. The cost of this party is extra and is payable in Austria for 25 euros - this includes live entertainment, a two course traditional Austrian meal and your first drink. Our Austrian chalet tour also includes all transfers, breakfasts, European style chalet accommodation and a tour to Dachau concentration camp.

For the ones doing accommodation only, you make your own way to your accommodation/campsite. A detailed information pack containing maps and directions will be supplied, and camp passengers will be met at Thalkirchen by a PP rep. All of our hotels include breakfast except our hostel. Once there, hotel passengers are free to enjoy the fest on their own. Camping passengers enjoy all the same facilities, transport and tours on offer as our coach passengers.

Please note that transport from the camp to the fest grounds will either be by PP shuttle coach or by the Munich U-bahn underground. close

Are there any deals or discounts for large groups?

Are there any deals or discounts for large groups? Book ten people on a coach tour and the eleventh goes free!! We offer this discount for groups of 10 booked and paid by the same person on one invoice at the same time. Ask our staff for further details. Mention this at the time of booking. close

Do I need to change money? How much will I spend?

Do I need to change money? How much will I spend? Germany and Austria both use Euro € currency. It's a good idea to change some money before you leave London. You can also change money at our camping ground, and you can withdraw cash from ATM's inside the beerfest grounds or at city banks if your card has that facility.

How much? This will depend very much on how much you drink. Munich is not cheap. We recommend you budget around £80-£100 per day. Entrance to the Oktoberfest is free. A 1L mass/stein beer will cost you just over 10 euros. close

Can I have a single tent?

Can I have a single tent? We normally allocate our tents as two people to a tent (we use 4 person dome tents). If you require a tent on your own you can pay a single supplement of £20 a night. Simply add this request in the notes when you book on. close

What about Visa's?

What about Visa's? All passengers will need to carry a valid passport. South Africans and Zims will need a valid Schengen visa - if you do not already hold a Schengen visa, you will need to apply at the German consulate. Australians, New Zealanders and EC passport holders do not require visas. Remember, visas are your responsibility. Please apply for any visa in plenty of time, as not receiving a visa is not grounds for a refund. close

Do we need Travel Insurance?

Do we need Travel Insurance? We encourage all passengers to have adequate travel insurance on our tours - the possibilities for injury or loss are considerable, and medical costs can be extremely expensive. We offer travel insurance at competitive rates which can be purchased through our web site.

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What are the coaches like?

What are the coaches like? All our coaches are equiped with TV/video or DVD, stereo, toilets and air conditioning. You are unable to bring your own alcohol on board. All coach tours depart from Embankment right on the Thames near to the Embankment Underground Tube Station. We cross the channel by ferry from Dover to Calais then drive directly to Munich. All our coaches are non-smoking, however we have regular stops along the way. Each coach has an experienced PP courier to assist passengers.

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How do I reserve a table at the Oktoberfest?

How do I reserve a table at the Oktoberfest? It is free to enter the Oktoberfest grounds and there is also no entry fees into any of the 14 beer tents. However with 7 million visitors, it is extremely busy, especially on weekends when the beer tents often close their doors when full, meaning looking for seats in their outside beer gardens. It is not imperative that you pre-book a table, but it can make life much easier at the fest. Booking a table is not all that easy and you must individually book with the the specific beer tents directly. For further info on all the beer tents and their contact details click here: Beer tent information close

Is there security at the Campground?

Is there security at the Campground? We advise that passengers do not take any unnecessary valuables to the Beerfest. PP Travel provides an excellent free "valuables" lock-up system at our camp, which works on a numbered wristband system, to lock away valuables such as passports and travellers' cheques and electrical goods. It is not possible to lockup bags and big bulky items. You have access to these valuables only during breakfast hours on a daily basis, at all other times they will be locked at reception. Please note, as per our booking conditions, whilst all due care will be taken in providing security for these items, any passengers using this service does so completely at their own risk. No responsibility will be taken by this firm for any losses or damages that may occur whilst under our care. General personal items such as clothes and sleeping bags are normally ok left in both tents and our dorms which are obviously not secure - therefore it is not advisable to leave anything of value in them.

Please remember that all personal items taken on any tour is the full responsibility of each passenger. Please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover any unfortunate losses.

We have do have our own security at the camp and the camping ground also provides an extra level of highly trained security guards as well.

Please do not bring large laptops and other large expensive equipment with you, we do not have facilities to lock up these sort of items. close

What excursions are included?

What excursions are included? On all our camping tours we offer excursions to Dachau Concentration Camp and Andechs Monastery, a working monastery known for brewing the second strongest beer in the world, boch beer. The day trip to Dachau is also included on the 7 day Austrian Chalet tour. This day trip runs on Sunday September 20, Saturday September 26th and Saturday October 3. These tours are included for coach passengers and available upon request - depending upon availability - to accommodation only passengers. There is no cost for the tours and entrances are free.

The 7 day coach/camp tour also includes a day trip around the spectacular Austrian Tyrol region. We stop at St Johann, here you have the chance to go up the gondola for a birds eye view of the amazing Wilder Kaiser. For the real adventurous, there is the option to go paragliding or do St Johann's famous ropes and climbing course at the middle station. Later in the afternoon we transfer you to our famous and exclusive Beerfest mountain party with live music in fabulous gasthof high up over 1000 metres behind the Wilder Kaiser. The cost of party night is a further25 euros and is payable in Austria, this includes a two course traditional dinner, entertainment and your first drink.

Accommodation-only (camping passengers only) and flight and campers - on Monday September 21st, you can join the 7 day coach tour passengers on their tour to Austria for a cost of only £30. Those wanting to do the Austria party night (£20/25 euros) can pay their PP courier on the day. close

The PP Oktoberfest Experience

To successfully cover an event as huge as the Munich Beer Festival, you need to be both professional and certainly experienced. 2015 will be PP Travel's 25th Oktoberfest year (1991-2015) and we certainly can't wait for the celebrations to begin at midday on September 19 when the mayor of Munich taps that first keg!

To say we have an affinity with the Beer Fest, is an understatement. We truly love it - well festivals and parties are our life - and it is not just the beer. It is the whole gigantic carnival atmosphere of this great German festival, set in one of Europe's most beautiful cities that make us count down the days to our first stein. It is this passion combined with a wide and large well-run operation that has made the "Party Professionals" the choice of thousands of revellers each year at the Oktoberfest.

With six to seven million guests descending upon the Beer Festival grounds each year, it makes travelling to Munich and finding accommodation quite a task. However, with our experience and choice we are confident we can offer the right Oktoberfest package for you. Based in Munich's famous centrally located Thalkirchen campsite - we offer value coach/camping packages that cover the opening weekend, the middle weekend or the closing. We are by far the largest operator at this legendary camp, and whether you coach it in, fly in or make your own way to large Munich base, our team of friendly professionals will do their very best to ensure your Oktoberfest camping experience is fun. That is why over 2000 people chose to travel with us to Munich in 2014.

A bit more comfort you are after? Wanting to walk back to a warm bed after a fun day at the Beer Festival? Our central hotel packages will suit perfectly. We offer a choice of hotels close to the Oktoberfest on each of the weekend - but with millions attending the fest - especially at the weekends - the demand for our beds always outstrip supplies.

Extra choice: looking for a bit more than just beer? All our coach tours do free excursions to Dachau concentration camp and the beautiful Andechs monastery (well, for more beer actually). We also offer a 7 day coach camping tour on the opening weekend that spends a day in Austria as well as attending our Austrian beerfest party in the alps. We also offer a 7 day tour that is based the entire time in an Austrian chalet, with daily excursions to the Oktoberfest .

History

The Oktoberfest's "Wiesn" - from a wedding to the largest public festival in the world!

The history of Munich Beer Fest is pretty simple really. A long time ago, the local prince and princess got married. They had a party and invited the locals. The locals, being Bavarians, enjoyed the shing-dig, and naturally had a few beers to toast the bride and groom. They enjoyed it so much, they decided to get together the following year for a few quiet beers. And the following year and the following ...

The 2015 Oktoberfest will be the 182th event - the biggest celebration of its kind in Europe and it all began 203 years ago on October 12, 1810 with the wedding of the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig (later known as King Ludwig I) to princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen (hence the name of the Theresienwiese, where the Oktoberfest is staged each year - or Therese's green - known to the locals as the "Wiesn"). Five days later, the National Guard organized a large public horse race to ensure that the Bavarian folk could also partake in the wedding celebration. It was decided that the festival should be repeated at the same time the following year, which marked the birth of the "October-Festivals".

In 1811, the Bavarians additionally celebrated an agricultural festival. In contrast to the horse race, this festival has held to this day. Every four years this "central agricultural festival" takes place on the southern part of the Theresienwiese.

The enormous entertainment spectrum today didn't exist in the past: A couple of carousels and several beer stands were all at that time - the first beer tents started in 1896.

As Munich was considerably smaller in the past, the proprietors and event organizers went out to the Wiesn for the starting ceremonies. This tradition is still reflected today with the entry of the tent proprietors on Saturday morning in the parade.

The mayor Thomas Wimmer first started the well-known tradition of tapping the beer keg in the 1950s. The mayor taps the first keg on the first Wiesn-Saturday at exactly 12:00pm and calls out "O'zapft is'!" (which means the keg has been tapped). Since then, the mayor has always tapped the first keg.

But the Wiesn also has its dark side: 13 visitors were killed in a bomb attack at the main entrance in 1980 and over 200 were seriously injured. The Wiesn has been cancelled a total of 24 times in its history. The reasons were: war, cholera and inflation.

Oktoberfest Photos

Munich Oktoberfest 2013
Munich Oktoberfest 2013
21/09/2013
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