To secure your space in one of the biggest Oktoberfest tents, you’ll want to book tickets around 4-5 months out. The earlier, the better for this annual celebration, as Oktoberfest tickets can sell out fast.
Of course, given the popularity of Oktoberfest, you'll need to book your stay in Munich in advance as well. Due to its proximity to the Oktoberfest celebrations, many people will opt to stay in the Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt neighborhood of Munich. However, accommodation here during the festivities can be noisy, cramped, and pricy. If you don’t mind a short taxi ride, or a meandering stroll to clear your head, we suggest staying somewhere else for a more relaxing, and economical, visit.
Staying in either Marienplatz, Odeonsplatz, or Sendlinger Tor, will offer you easy access via the U-Bahn to the Oktoberfest carnival while keeping you in reach of the best attractions in Munich. Try to book as early as possible, as accommodations can be booked up nearly a year in advance for the festival.