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Munich Oktoberfest Questions

Old Aug 23, 18, 3:07 am
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Munich Oktoberfest Questions

For those who have been to Munich before during Oktoberfest, do you recommend making reservations at the nearby restaurants for places I'd like to dine at? I remember when I went to Nuremberg last year for the Christmas market, it was very difficult to find places to have dinner at as they were all previously reserved. Wondering if Munich will be the same way during Oktoberfest.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 3:25 am
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Well, you can/should eat at the Wiesn itself, that is part of the point. In the immediate area around the Wiesn, however, does not have anything particularly special in the way of restaurants. For that you should go to the centre/pedestrianised area. While many will have reserved tables, you shouldn't have any problems getting a table. I suggest, for example, the Spatenhaus.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 3:52 am
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Well, you can/should eat at the Wiesn itself, that is part of the point. In the immediate area around the Wiesn, however, does not have anything particularly special in the way of restaurants. For that you should go to the centre/pedestrianised area. While many will have reserved tables, you shouldn't have any problems getting a table. I suggest, for example, the Spatenhaus.
Well it's just my girlfriend and I. As a group of 2, we won't have tent reservations. So we will go right at open during the weekdays and drink/eat. But I can't imagine we will be staying in the tent until dinner. That seems like overkill.
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Then just head into the city centre. Many nice places to eat there.
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Thanks! Spatenhaus looks really good, I'm sure we will check that one out.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 6:23 am
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Thanks! Spatenhaus looks really good, I'm sure we will check that one out.
There are so many restaurants downtown you can choose from. Almost every brewery has at least one restaurant downtown. But some advice regarding Oktoberfest from my side. The atmosphere, beer and food inside a tent can have the "let's stay only 5 more minutes effect" with the result you stay way longer than you anticipated before, I have seen this quite often.
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There are so many restaurants downtown you can choose from. Almost every brewery has at least one restaurant downtown. But some advice regarding Oktoberfest from my side. The atmosphere, beer and food inside a tent can have the "let's stay only 5 more minutes effect" with the result you stay way longer than you anticipated before, I have seen this quite often.
My gf loves beer but she would be well past the point of blackout before lasting all day in a tent.
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My gf loves beer but she would be well past the point of blackout before lasting all day in a tent.
Try for a table at the Käfer tent. It’s a bit more civilised.
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My gf loves beer but she would be well past the point of blackout before lasting all day in a tent.

You have no idea what adventure you will be in, have you?
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You have no idea what adventure you will be in, have you?
Haha well I just know we aren't interested in being those people that pass out by the sides of the tent.
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
In the immediate area around the Wiesn, however, does not have anything particularly special in the way of restaurants.
I'd like to disagree
Westend has quite some places that deserve a visit, especially to take a break from the Bavarian atmosphere.

Marais and its evening brother Marais Soir are very nice places, King Loui has yummy burgers, and Caffe' Ristretto has actually good italian coffee and food.
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I liked Augustine Keller. A bit touristy. But fun. https://www.augustinerkeller.de/home/
I have not been there during Oktoberfest though.
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Originally Posted by kapooncha View Post
remember when I went to Nuremberg last year for the Christmas market, it was very difficult to find places to have dinner at as they were all previously reserved.
Oktoberfest is still on my to-do list but when we went to the Nuremberg Xmas markets there was so much to eat, we didn't even bother with anything else. And the hotel breakfasts kept us going until dark (3pm). Ok we were only there for 1.5 days, I suppose sausages get boring after a while...
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Oktoberfest is still on my to-do list but when we went to the Nuremberg Xmas markets there was so much to eat, we didn't even bother with anything else. And the hotel breakfasts kept us going until dark (3pm). Ok we were only there for 1.5 days, I suppose sausages get boring after a while...
I definitely had quite a few sausages at the market I had 3 nights but a couple times just felt like sitting down at a nice place and really pigging out on some German delicacies. I ended up going to the restaurants as soon as they opened their doors and they were usually able to accommodate me even if fully reserved.
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