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For those of us exploring Munich and Oktoberfest pre-cruise we now have a thread to share. Our group of 5 will be arriving Friday October 4. Since this is the final weekend of Oktoberfest 2013, I will do my best to reserve a table in The Paulaner Tent on Saturday October 5 or Sunday October 6. Reseservations require multiples of 10 minimum with 2 Beer and Meal Voucher comittment per person I believe. Hopefully you have Google Translate or similar to auto-translate the following link for an Idea of what to expect.
http://www.winzerer-faehndl.com/festzelt.html
We are staying at The Sheraton Four Points Olympiapark right next to The BMW Museum and Factory, BMW WELT, across from Olympiapark, sight of The 1972 Olympics. The hotel is open for booking now with Nice rates of 89e DBL, 85e Senior DBL and 76e Senior SGL
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#2
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Our planning has started too. If fares hold true for next year, we'll be flying in on Wed., 10/2 to Munich. For those looking for the Oktoberfest link: http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/ (english version).

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We plan on flying out of Baltimore BWI to Frankfurt on Thursday OCT 3 and driving to Munich
Why?
1) Oktoberfest and Germany's 2nd largest Festival, The Cannstatter Volksfest in Stuttgart, overlap that week and it is on the way to Munich plus other sites such as the Church in Ulm and Erdinger Brewery and Dachau just outside of Munich
http://www.cannstatter-volksfest.de/index.php?id=3&L=1
2) Fares less and much earlier arrival.
3) Munich Airport is 45 mins from City Center by Train or Car
4) We will need a car for excursions to Bavaria and Neuschwanstein anyway so we will also use it for Dachau. turn in the car Monday AM down street from Hotel . 3 day weekend rental is same price as 2 day. Sixt Car Rental . I just got my Sixt card for express Pick Up in mail (Free) and it had an additional 10e Off Voucher enclosed!
This link gives additional 10% off on Sixt Car rentals:
http://www.destinationcoupons.com/si...-discounts.asp
We plan on lunch for a few hours in Stuttgart at The Volksfest then going through Ulm, City with The World's Tallest Church en route to Munich. Whether you climb for the spectacular view and see The Gargoyles close up or just see the spires in passing it is very impressive.
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/germany/ulm-munster
Just Outside of Munich is Dachau. In my opinion, The Camp is an unfortunate Must See. It is Free Admission and closes at 5pm and Car parking is 3e.
http://www.kz-gedenkstaette-dachau.de/hours.html
Also just outside Munich is The Erdinger Brewery which provides a great 3 hour Tour with ample Beer samples and snacks at the tour's end. Cost is 8e But FREE by signing up for a Free Fan Club Membership. Reservations Required available online.Tues-Fri 10:00/2:00/6:00 Sat 10:00/2:00 We will take the 6PM Tour then proceed a short drive to hotel for check in.
http://www.erdinger.de/en/erdinger-w...wery-tour.html
Sheraton Four Points Olympiapark
https://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourp...mberOfAdults=2
Current Rates for 10/ 4-8/2013 Bookable Now DBL 89e Night. DBL 60+ or with AARP Card 85e Night ( I am 52 but will finally take advantage of The AARP Junk mail I've been receiving since I turned 50! LOL) AARP Single Rate is 76 e. Or 7000 SPG Points.
About SPG (Starwood, Westin, Sheraton Group) Point Program. I too own a timeshare at Westin St. John USVI and take advantage of a pretty generous No Blackout Program when we've accrued enough points. Ill probably use points for 2 nights and Senior rate for 2 nights or they also sometimes offer Points and Cash for 2800 Points and $45USD.
If interested in more info let me know. They offer a Great referral Bonus for SPG American Express of 10,000 Free points after 1st purchase activation and an additional 15,000 for spending $5000 in first 6 Months. We put Cruise, Air etc and payoff for points giving us free hotel.
Sheraton Four Points Olympiapark is across from BMW WELT, the BMW Museum and Factory. Factory Tours available by online reservation M-F 8e. Museum Tues-Sun 7e. Hotel is also next to Olympiapark site of 1972 Olympics and UBahn Stop. Hotel is actually one of The original Olympic Village Buildings.
http://www.bmw-welt.com/web_rb/bmw-welt/en/index.html
http://www.olympiapark.de/?L=1
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpo...propertyID=148
We will use the car Saturday to Neuschwanstein and daytouring Bavaria then return for late or PM Oktoberfest
http://www.neuschwanstein.de/englisc...t/howtoget.htm
http://gogermany.about.com/od/sights...chwanstein.htm
http://www.oktoberfest.de/en/
Sunday morning to Dachau by car then Afternoon and Evening Oktoberfest Closing Night.
Activate Munich City Tour Card for Ubahn travel to Theresienwiese Oktoberfest Grounds
http://www.citytourcard-muenchen.com/
As with Most Modern European Cities, Munich has outstanding Public Transit and the Munich Tour Card is an incredible value for unlimited Subway, Local Train, Trolley and Bus travel. Especially the Partner Card for 2 to 5 People in a Group for Only 29.90e for 3 DAYS Inner Area (Less than 40 Bucks!) Outer Area is 51.50e for Partner 3 Days which includes Dachau and The Airport.
Monday we will Tour The Paulaner Brewery (My favorite Oktoberfest Beer and Tent) a leisurely lunch in The Biergartenn at Paulaner Am Nockherberg then spend time seeing and shopping the Markets and Marienplatz ending our day at The Touristy but A Must...Hofbrauhaus
http://paulaner-brauerei.de/487.0.html
http://www.nockherberg.com/kontakt.html
Tuesday plan on checking out and Sheraton Four Points will store Baggage as we Tour BMW Factory by reservation, BMW Museum and Olympiapark.
Collect Baggage and UBahn to Hauptbahnhof for 9:03 Night Train to Venice
Below is a Great Video clip from Rick Steves on The Exact Train we will take from Munich to Venice and his Pros concerning night train travel. An extra Day in Munich and saving a Very Expensive nights Hotel in Venice. Of course the Con is not Seeing The Alps as we pass. Night Train is a bit slower than Day Trains BUT NONSTOP. All day trains have AT LEAST 1 Connection as far as I can tell.
http://www.ricksteves.com/rail/usepass.htm#sup
http://www.bahn.com/i/view/USA/en/index.shtml
Night Train Departs MUNICH at 9:03 PM and Arrives Venice Santa Lucia Train Station at 6:38 AM
You'll have to play with DBahn site as bookings are only avail a few months out. Comparable Italian Special fares are
198e for a DBL Economy Cabin or 258e for a Deluxe cabin with personal shower and light in cabin Breakfast. they also have Triple cabins which we will utilize with my Mom in Law for 267e Economy and 387e Deluxe
http://www.italylogue.com/planning-a...get-there.html
Arriving Venice Wednesday 6:38 AM, it is a short walk from Santa Lucia Station to Piazzale Roma for The Shuttle to Cruise Terminal. Hopefully we can check bags with porters like in Ft. Lauderdale and return later for formal check in after exploring Venice!
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#4
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Wow, you've been busy! Thanks for posting all the great links. We just started considering flying into Munich vs. Venice about a week ago and have so much research to do. This will help greatly.

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#5
Westminster, Maryland
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I have a habit of checking the Sheraton rates Daily and this morning the Rates Jumped from 89e to 269e for the weekend of 10/5/2013! That is similar to the rate for this year, Oktoberfest 2012. This may be a glitch this early but The Sheraton Munich Central also went up from 199e to 379e a night. This is telling me that either Sheraton realized they didnt increase rates for Premium Dates a couple of weeks ago when bookings opened up or Travel Consolidators are booking up the rooms for Oktoberfest.
My Advice is to Book your rooms ASAP WHEREVER You plan on staying in the Munich Area NOW providing there are no cancellation penalties then plan on!
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#6
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Wow, Glenn, that's quite a jump in price. Good for you for getting in at the price you did!!!

We are booked into the Cortiina Hotel, just off of Marienplatz. We are paying well over 200E a night, but that's right in the middle of everything. If someone doesn't have a car to get around, and the prices are similar, this may be a better option.
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Here's a very helpful link provide by Lew.
Although it's a U.K. originating site, the photos and video of what to expect on German Railways' City Night Line Sleeper Train are great. With link to DB Bahn booking site. Dates should be available to book with "Italian Specials" 92 days in advance from departure

http://www.seat61.com/citynightline.htm#video
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Thanks Glenn. It looks quite comfortable!
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Here's a very helpful link provide by Lew.
Although it's a U.K. originating site, the photos and video of what to expect on German Railways' City Night Line Sleeper Train are great. With link to DB Bahn booking site. Dates should be available to book with "Italian Specials" 92 days in advance from departure

http://www.seat61.com/citynightline.htm#video
Looking at the site there appears to be a transfer between 2 and 4 in morning. Does that sound right?
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Originally posted by kaliterri
Looking at the site there appears to be a transfer between 2 and 4 in morning. Does that sound right?
Terri
The City Nightline is NONSTOP from Munich Hbf to Venice Santa Lucia
The current schedule leaves at 11:40 PM arriving 8:34.
Tickets arent available for booking until about 92 days prior to departure on DB Bahn site

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?rt=1&

Email if any further info needed. Shedule wouldnt cut and paste
gmgroseclose at yahoo dot com
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Dates are now open to reserve for The Paulaner Brewery Tour in Munich!
We have been confirmed for the 15:30 Tour on Monday October 7th 2013.
See confirmation details below. Use this link for info and booking:

http://paulaner-brauerei.de/487.0.html


Friday, September 14, 2012 2:52 AM

Hello Mr. Groseclose,
Thank you for your interest regarding a tour of our brewery. We would like to confirm your wished date, Monday, 7th, October, 2013 at 15.30p.m. with 6 persons.
The brewery tour is in English language!!!!!
The tour will begin in front of the gate in the Falkenstraße 11.
Your personal tour guide will be waiting there for you.
Easily, reachable via Tram 16/17 or the U1 and U2 underground trains. The nearest stop on Tram 16/17 is Mariahilfplatz and the stop of U1 or U2 is Kolumbusplatz.
Following a short film concerning the production of beer, you will be able to see amongst others our brew house, fermenting and aging cellers, and packaging.
During the 90-minute tour an interesting insight will be provided into the art of brewing.
The price in english language for adults is 10 € and for students is 7 € per person, including a small snack and a choice of beer or non-alcoholic drinks will be served after the tour.
(These prices are valid in 2012!!)
Unfortunately, we the real prices for 2013 have not yet. We therefore ask you, in December 2012, contact us to reconnect.!!!!
Payment will be due before the tour begins. Please, pay cash!!
Please understand that animals are not allowed into the brewery at any given time.
Children under the age of 16 are only allowed to take part in the tour escorted by a parent.
We regret that this tour is not accessible for people with impaired mobility.
Cancellation policy:
In case of cancellation up to 3 business days before the tour date are no cancellation fees.
From 3 Day until one day before the brewery tour, we charge 50%.
If the group without rejection or cancellation will not appear on the brewery tour, we will charge the full amount, is 100%.

Best regards
PAULANER BRAUEREI GmbH & Co. KG
Ms. Waltraud Strobl


Waltraud Strobl
TQC/Brauereibesichtigungen
PAULANER BRAUEREI GMBH & CO.KG
Hochstraße 75
81541 München
Telefon 089 - 4 80 05 - 871
Telefax 089 - 4 80 05 - 872
email: [email protected]
Internet: www.paulaner.de
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
The City Nightline is NONSTOP from Munich Hbf to Venice Santa Lucia
The current schedule leaves at 11:40 PM arriving 8:34.
Tickets arent available for booking until about 92 days prior to departure on DB Bahn site

http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?rt=1&

Email if any further info needed. Shedule wouldnt cut and paste
gmgroseclose at yahoo dot com
When I made a "phantom" booking for this year, it looked like the cost would be about 300 USD/person. Does that seem about right? We really want to do this but the cost may be prohibitive.
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Dates are now open to reserve for The Paulaner Brewery Tour in Munich!
We have been confirmed for the 15:30 Tour on Monday October 7th 2013.
Hi Glenn - am I correct in saying this tour you are booked for is not the same group you are putting together for the Oktoberfest?

Jackie
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Originally posted by GoVolsTB
When I made a "phantom" booking for this year, it looked like the cost would be about 300 USD/person. Does that seem about right? We really want to do this but the cost may be prohibitive.
Unfortunately your phantom booking is most likely correct at this point , However..... The Starwood/ Amex Points Program is Great and has No blackout dates including Oktoberfest! Email me for details if interested as an alternative. Even though we have a great rate, we booked with points and have a 5 night stay confirmed for FREE! 7000 Points per night at Sheraton Four Points Oympiapark Thrs Oct 3 2013-Tues Oct 8 2013. When you book 4 consecutive nights THE 5th NIGHT IS FREE 0 Points! If one were to enroll you'd get 10000 points with First Purchase. Refer your Spose and you get a 5000 Point referal Bonus and your spouse would get 10000 points for first purchase. Cardmembers with the same address can transfer points so just by both enrolling youd have enough for 3 Nights and almost enough for the 5 nights!
Email me and Ill answer any questions.
gmgroseclose AT yahoo DOT com
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Originally posted by High C's
Hi Glenn - am I correct in saying this tour you are booked for is not the same group you are putting together for the Oktoberfest?

Jackie
Correct Jackie. Reservation requests for 2013 Oktoberfest Tables in The Paulaner Tent won't be available until January 2013.
http://www.winzerer-faehndl.com/reservierung.html
Ill post info as received at that time.

The Paulaner Brewery Tour is open for reservations now via the link posted previously. Tours are Monday thru Friday so we chose to go the day after Oktoberfest ends. Hopefully The Marienplatz , Hofbrahaus etc will be a bit less crowded then. We plan to spend Monday at the markets and Paulaner's am Nockherberg Biergarten then the 3:30 tour. Any Cruisers JOIN US on The Tour and relaxing in The Paulaners am Nockherberg Biergarten at The Brewery Gates. Afterward we plan on ending our day with dinner at The Hobrauhaus and hanging in the Marienplatz area.
Tuesday will be spent close to the hotel at The Olympic Park, BMW Factory Tour and BMW Museum prior to checkout and our Sleeper Train to Venice!
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Although I have Costco Amex with cash back that really adds up, I would be willing to apply for this card and try it. My husband is at this point not eager too, so just me. Send me the info. Terri at synertx dot com. Thanks
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#17
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Joined Mar 2005
Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Correct Jackie. Reservation requests for 2013 Oktobefest Tables in The Paulaner Tent won't be available until January 2013.
http://www.winzerer-faehndl.com/reservierung.html
Ill post info as received at that time.

The Paulaner Brewery Tour is open for reservations now via the link posted previously. Tours are Monday thru Friday so we chose to go the day after Oktoberfest ends. Hopefully The Marienplatz , Hofbrahaus etc will be a bit less crowded then. We plan to spend Monday at the markets and Paulaner's Biergarten then the 3:30 tour. Any Cruisers JOIN US on The Tour and relaxing in Paulaner's Nockenburg Biergarten at The Brewery Gates. Afterward we plan on ending our day with dinner at The Hobrauhaus and hanging in the Marienplatz area.
Tuesday will be spent close to the hotel at The Olympic Park, BMW Factory Tour and BMW Museum prior to checkout and our Sleeper Train to Venice!
Thanks Glenn! We're definitely in with your group for Oktoberfesting!! On the Monday, we're planning on visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. Our hotel is very close to the Marianplatz and Hofbrahaus, so we'll spend time there the day after we arrive, which hopefully will be Friday.

We may do a day trip to Saltzburg, but I'm not sure yet. I don't want to spread ourselves too thin and end up not soaking in enough of Munich itself.

We're taking the train (day train) to Venice on Tuesday.

Wish it was THIS October!!
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2016 - British Isles/Transatlantic (Caribbean Princess);2015 - Caribbean (Brilliance of the Seas); 2014 - Christmas Markets land trip (Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna), 2014 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Island Princes) 2013 - Maiden TA Crossing (Royal Princess), 2013 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2012 - Bermuda (HAL Veendam YUCK! ); 2012 - Hawaiian Islands (Sapphire Princess); 2011 - Canada/New England (Caribbean Princess); 2011 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Coral Princess); 2010 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2010 - Transatlantic (Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen) (Star Princess); 2009 - Mexican Riviera (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Coastal Vancouver to LA (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Alaskan Sampler (Sapphire Princess); 2009 Caribbean (repositioning San Juan to NYC) (Caribbean Princess); 2008 - Mediterranean/Greek Isles (Grand Princess); 2007 - Caribbean (Crown Princess) 2007 - Southern Caribbean (Constellation) ; 2006 Grand Mediterranean (25th anniversary) (Grand Princess); 2005 - Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess); 2004 First Mediterranean Cruise (Brilliance of the Seas) ; 2004 - Eastern Caribbean (Golden Princess); 2002 - Western Caribbean (Grand Princess); 1981 Honeymoon Caribbean cruise on the first Carnival cruise ship (Carnival)
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Westminster, Maryland
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Originally posted by High C's
Thanks Glenn! We're definitely in with your group for Oktoberfesting!! On the Monday, we're planning on visiting Neuschwanstein Castle. Our hotel is very close to the Marianplatz and Hofbrahaus, so we'll spend time there the day after we arrive, which hopefully will be Friday.

We may do a day trip to Saltzburg, but I'm not sure yet. I don't want to spread ourselves too thin and end up not soaking in enough of Munich itself.

We're taking the train (day train) to Venice on Tuesday.

Wish it was THIS October!!
Funny you mention Salzburg! Kelly would really like to Do the Salzburg Sound of Music Tour and possibly Berchtesgaden / Eagles's Nest.
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#19
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by KGCRUIZN
Funny you mention Salzburg! Kelly would really like to Do the Salzburg Sound of Music Tour and possibly Berchtesgaden / Eagles's Nest.
Me too!!! That's EXACTLY what I would like to do. It will all depend on when Chris can get off work. If he's able to leave on Wednesday, and we arrive in Munich on Thursday, then Salzburg is doable for us. But if we don't arrive until Friday, that leaves us Saturday for Marianplatz and Munich itself, Sunday to Oktoberfest (yes, I feel the need to dedicate an entire day!!), then Monday to the castles. Gives us a reason to come back!!!
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2016 - British Isles/Transatlantic (Caribbean Princess);2015 - Caribbean (Brilliance of the Seas); 2014 - Christmas Markets land trip (Paris, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna), 2014 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Island Princes) 2013 - Maiden TA Crossing (Royal Princess), 2013 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2012 - Bermuda (HAL Veendam YUCK! ); 2012 - Hawaiian Islands (Sapphire Princess); 2011 - Canada/New England (Caribbean Princess); 2011 - Panama Canal Full Transit (Coral Princess); 2010 - Caribbean (Ruby Princess); 2010 - Transatlantic (Ft. Lauderdale to Copenhagen) (Star Princess); 2009 - Mexican Riviera (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Coastal Vancouver to LA (Sapphire Princess); 2009 - Alaskan Sampler (Sapphire Princess); 2009 Caribbean (repositioning San Juan to NYC) (Caribbean Princess); 2008 - Mediterranean/Greek Isles (Grand Princess); 2007 - Caribbean (Crown Princess) 2007 - Southern Caribbean (Constellation) ; 2006 Grand Mediterranean (25th anniversary) (Grand Princess); 2005 - Eastern Caribbean (Caribbean Princess); 2004 First Mediterranean Cruise (Brilliance of the Seas) ; 2004 - Eastern Caribbean (Golden Princess); 2002 - Western Caribbean (Grand Princess); 1981 Honeymoon Caribbean cruise on the first Carnival cruise ship (Carnival)
#20
Westminster, Maryland
700 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by High C's
Me too!!! That's EXACTLY what I would like to do. It will all depend on when Chris can get off work. If he's able to leave on Wednesday, and we arrive in Munich on Thursday, then Salzburg is doable for us. But if we don't arrive until Friday, that leaves us Saturday for Marianplatz and Munich itself, Sunday to Oktoberfest (yes, I feel the need to dedicate an entire day!!), then Monday to the castles. Gives us a reason to come back!!!
Almost the same for us for arrival! Hopefully Kelly gets leave approval and we can arrive early Thursday. Possibly Salzburg on Friday. Myself, Kelly, Mom Betty and Mother in Law Sandy arrive together. Not sure when Friends Cort and Jill will ariive yet. Are you looking at a tour from Munich or diving to Salzburg? The tour below has great reviews. They also have Private custom tours up to 8 people which may be tailored to both.

http://www.eagles-nest-historical-to...n.php?navid=15
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