Bier-Mania!'s first Oktoberfest tour of 2008 was from Friday 19-Monday 22 September, great time and good to be back in Munich!
The tour started on Friday morning in Nuremberg after which we drive to Neuschwanstein for lunch and then across the Austrian Alps via the scenic back road and the Plansee lake and over to Oberammergau and to our guesthouse, the rustic Zum Stern. Oberammergau also has a brewery, bit chicky-micky but great beer!
We then went to Munich on the Saturday and after checking into our hotel and meeting up with our other guests from Canada we had a Munich 'walkabout', see some sights people don't often look at during the Ofest period.
Sunday was the Big O where we had our reservation in the Hacker Festzelt, beer, chicken, songs.... great time.
Hope to see you all again next year!
Tour photos can be seen online.
During the tour we became very 'focussed' on hats and feathers, particularly the size of feathers in people hats! So lads and lasses, a message from Big Andy.....
The following shows the Malerei in Oberammergau, call it grafitti if you like! Oberammergau is a really cool place in the Bavarian Alps.
Bier-Mania! is running 5 Oktoberfest 2008 and Alps Special tours this year. Book early to avoid disappointment.