OKTOBERFEST 2017

Oktoberfest is the world’s largest beer festival and travelling funfair. Held annually in Munich, Bavaria, Germany,
it is a 16- to 18-day folk festival running from mid or late September to the first weekend in October, with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year. Locally, it is often called the Wiesn, after the colloquial name for the fairgrounds, Theresa’s Fields -Theresienwiese.
The Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture, having been held since 1810.

To check more info about the festival, here is the official website: http://www.oktoberfest.de

ALL YOUR ACCOMMODATION IS COVERED!

All accommodation during your Wanderlands Oktoberfest trip will be at two of the best hostels in Germany, known for their great location, cleanliness and safety. You will share rooms with your Wanderlands Groupies only, making it the perfect base to get to know your crew. Our accommodation in Munich is just a short 15-minute walk from Oktoberfest, located right near all the festival madness but a perfect spot for you to get good nights rest as well. What more could you want? Breakfast? Yes, we have that covered too, as each hostel we stay at includes breakfast every morning.

Our small intimate groups (20 max) are the perfect way to meet new people, make friends and share the experience.
After all, who wants to explore Germany and party at Oktoberfest alone?
Groups are filled with young, fun and adventurous travellers between the ages of 18-30’s from all over the world.

Visa Info

Non-EU citizens need a valid passport to enter Germany. Non-EU citizens who want to stay longer than 90 days need a visa from a German Consulate. These are usually only issued for business travellers and students with a foreign scholarship. The citizens of the following countries do not need a tourist visa to enter Germany: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Hongkong, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Republic of Slowakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Cyprus.  Please visit www.visitberlin.de or contact us if you are unsure.

Insurance

It is compulsory for all groupies to have travel insurance whilst traveling with Wanderlands Oktoberfest. Traveling is all about adventure and experiencing the unknown. Unfortunately, this can mean that some things don’t always go to plan from time to time. Whilst you are in the safe hands of your group leader from the moment you arrive, planes can sometimes be delayed, luggage can go missing and accidents can happen. Your group leader will check your documents at the beginning of the tour to ensure you are correctly covered and you can travel with peace of mind. It is important your travel insurance covers you for the following:
  • Medical expenses 
  • Missed flights 
  • Luggage loss and theft 
  • All activities included in the tour & anything you plan on doing during your stay in Germany
If you haven’t got your insurance arranged yet, simply get in touch with us and we can help you arrange it. Call: (+61) 2 8541 6557

Brazil is a huge country and all though it is hot most of the time, it can rain as well, so make sure you pack some clothing for all occasions but don’t stress if you forget something you can pick up everything you need once you’re here. Here is a checklist of the main things to bring when you travel:

Packing checklist:

  • Passport
  • Flight tickets
  • Printed out copy of your travel insurance
  • Camera & charger
  • Phone & charger
  • Sneakers/Walking shoes
  • Warm clothes for those chilly nights
  • Party attire (as we will be visiting some night clubs)
  • Tracht (Traditional Bavarian Costume) for Oktoberfest

Where can I purchase insurance?

We recommend World Nomads, there is a link on our website.

What kind of accommodation do we stay in?

Hostel – Mixed dorm with – 6-8 people

Do I need a visa to enter the country?

Non-EU citizens need a valid passport to enter Germany.
Information listing the regulations for persons from the respective countries, who want to stay less than 90 days, are available at the respective German embassies.
Non-EU citizens who want to stay longer than 90 days need a visa from a German Consulate. These are usually only issued for business travellers and students with a foreign scholarship. The citizens of the following countries do not need a tourist visa to enter Germany:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Guatemala, Honduras, Hongkong, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Canada, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Republic of Slowakia, Slovenia, Spain, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Cyprus.
Please find more Visa information at www.visitberlin.de

Are flights included in the price?

No, however, we are happy to help you with advice on what flight you should get.

Where does the tour start?

Berlin

Where does the tour finish?

Munich

How much should we expect to pay for food and drinks?

A typical evening for one person in 2016 was roughly 48 Euro:
2 beers, or similar drinks @ 11.00 Euro = 22.00 Euro
1 chicken, or similar food @ 15.00 Euro = 15.00 Euro
1 Brez’n, or similar food @ 5.00 Euro = 5.00 Euro
2 trips on public transport @ 3.00 Euro = 6.00 Euro
Total cost, per person = 48.00 Euro

I don’t drink beer. Will there be other drinks available?

Yes. At the Oktoberfest you’ll find tents selling different kinds of drinks.

Is airport pick up included?

No. You’ll meet your group leader in the Hostel in Berlin

What meals are included?

Breakfast in the Hostel and some meals at the Oktoberfest

How much should I spend?

You should spend from 50 – 100 Euros a day, depending on how you’re drinking