Oktoberfest is the time when all hotels in Munich
are full. Nevertheless, I found rooms available the same day I traveled there, due to last minutes cancellations. Getting to Oktoberfest is super easy - juts one train stop from the main train station Haupbahnhof. Don't rent a car, it is not needed. I tried to figure out what tickets to buy for the underground, how to validate, etc. but I gave up, and just bought one as a good will gesture! Did not see any control, just chaos and noisy people. But it is fun and looks safe everywhere. Oktoberfest closes at midnight though during weekdays, which is strange for us here in Miami, the city that never sleeps. After midnight, don't try to take a train farther away - all trains are full and in a spectacular mood, which is OK if you can handle it. Short temper folks should go to bed earlier, ja, ja! I had a blast. We needed to catch a plane in the early hours of the morning. Caution - Munich airport is virtually dead after midnight, until about 4 am. On a very positive note - everyone was fun and welcoming!