Incredible FEB deal for Oktoberfest with busabout

2014-02-18 15:03

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Date: 18 September 2014

Venue: Munich

Ticket pricing: R5380

Ticket includes accommodation, transport to and from Munich, sightseeing, three breakfasts and a Busabout t-shirt.

Busabout offers a 6-day camping Oktoberfest travel option, discounted from now until 28 February.
There’s a wealth of history and culture behind the world’s biggest beer festival. The first Oktoberfest was held in October 1810, in honour of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.

The celebrations were repeated and gradually the festival moved from October to September – now starting on the 4th Saturday of the month.

During the opening ceremony, landlords, brewery staff, beer hall bands and waitresses (in their sexiest Dirndls- traditional costumes) parade, with the first barrel of beer tapped by the Lord Mayor at midday with a resounding 'Ozapftis!' - Keyword for, “let’s get this party started”.

Here’s what you’ll normally find at an Oktoberfest:
• 7,100,000 litres of beer at the Beerfest grounds alone
• 89,259 litres of wine
• 37,733 bottles of bubbly
• 245,335 cups of tea and coffee.
• 505,901 chickens consumed
• 119,302 pork sausages (sausages are a German speciality, with over 1,500 variations)
• 62,2119 pork knuckles
• 93 Oxen
• 980 toilets and 878 metres of urinals

Beerhalls open from 10.30am - 11.30pm, with last drinks served at 10.30pm. Many of the smaller wine cafes stay open for an hour or so later.

Schwabing - the area close to the university - has a wide range of restaurants, cafes and bars from the ultra-cheap to uber-trendy, whilst the Kunstpark has the best variety of nightclubs in Europe.

Entrance and drinks can be pricey, but the clubs are awesome, featuring some of the best dance music around.

Away from the beer grounds, Neuschwanstein, a fairy tale castle commissioned by Mad King Ludwig, and Dachau concentration camps, are among things to see in and around Munich.

The Englischer Garten, a huge park in the heart of the city, complete with jogging, cycling, horse trails and a surfers wave; the Glockenspeil - a clock that puts on a show at 10:00, 12:00 and 17:00, and the Hofbrauhaus, famous drinking establishments in the world, all lie waiting to be discovered.

Your tour of the festival begins on day three with the opening parade. Horse and carts in traditional dress carry in the very beer kegs you will soon be drinking from! Watch landlords make their festive entry to the Theresienwiese. Then you have three full days to experience the Oktoberfest or take an optional day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle, a bike tour through Munich or a walking tour of Dachau. Then it’s time to head back to London.

To book contact your local ASATA travel agent or contact Busabout on (011) 280 8400 or visit
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