Drinkin' and munchin' in Munchen

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Probably my favorite tent...
 

First off... I feel sort of bad having been to Munich, but NOT actually seeing the city itself.  Aside from one or two random bars in between... the only sights I saw in Munich were the main train station (the hauptbahnhof)... my hotel... and the ˝Weisn˝ (the Oktoberfest festival grounds).  My sole purpose for coming to Munich was for Oktoberfest... and it definately was NOT a letdown.  That being said... the only travel advice I can offer is... if you are looking to drink all through the night after the Beer Tents shut down... you will have to hang out near the main train station.   Soon after arrival... I was able to hookup with Jason, Adam, James and Steve (who were also in town for the festival).

Beer and Pretzal...
.. and the beer drinking and bratwurst eating began.  Everyday was basically the same: wake up... eat sausage... drink beer... eat a pretzal... drink more beer... eat something else... drink beer... stumble home... pass out... repeat.  I realize this routine may sound a bit redundant/unhealthy and it may make me a bad tourist... but I had a friggin´ blast!!!  Everyday was a different adventure... in a different tent... meeting different people... it was a good time.  My mind didn't want the fest to end... but after 5 days... my body was ready for a break.  All in all... it was a memorable experience... and I highly recommend Oktoberfest to anyone (perhaps NOT for 5 days though!)  My one regret from Oktoberfest... was my decision to pull an all-nighter with Jason on my last night to ensure I didn't miss my 930AM flight to Croatia... bad decision.  In the end... I made it to the airport and my flight with plenty of time to spare... and so did Jason... I think.

Belluomo says:
Sorry you missed the sights in Munich. It's a fabulous city with a lot to see in between bouts in the beer tents. I loved the Deutsche Museum and the English Gardens, and just walking around the city. I was very impressed by Munich. And...it gave our livers a rest too..ha ha
Posted on: Oct 14, 2007
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Probably my favorite tent...
Probably my favorite tent...
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Beer and Pretzal...
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