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Visiting Munich? Check Out Ozzie’s Awesome FREE Walking Tour!

Visiting Munich? Check Out Ozzie’s Awesome FREE Walking Tour!

[pinit] When Jeff and I headed to Oktoberfest we decided to go a day early before the festivities to explore Munich. We stayed at the Wombats Hostel (a great place if you like partying, and hanging out with other international guests!) and they featured a Free Walking Tour. The tour leaves at 11 sharp daily from the Wombats Hostel located near the train station in Munich. Ozzie, your tour guide is awesome! He’s super well informed on everything Munich has to offer, from the history, the best hangouts, to the best restaurants. If you have a question he can answer it! He makes the tour really exciting and fun. He works very hard taking you all around Munich, so please tip him well! Very well! He’s great, be sure to dress according to the weather, and yes be prepared to walk! Its great, and he’s great! If you want to book a private tour, he can do that too! Thanks for a great tour Ozzie! Happy Hopping, Alex and Jeff Like this walking tour? Have any other walking tour tips? Let us know! We’d love to hear about it! Like this tip? Sign up for our free...
7 Things You can Do In Lieu of Oktoberfest

7 Things You can Do In Lieu of Oktoberfest

[pinit] Yes, the drinking, the prosting, the dancing, the singing can get tiring, especially if you might’ve overdone it the night before. Oktoberfest is tricky, most people I’ve talked to were happy they experienced it, but would never go back. But, Oktoberfest is much more than drinking, it’s a celebration centered upon tradition. So, take a break, give your body a rest, and enjoy yourself, like the Germans do! Check out all the amusement park rides! Shocker is a popular haunted house ride and in celebration of Oktoberfest’s 200th year, they’ve added 7 new rooms to terrify you including haunted bathrooms, exorcisms, and more scary sights!         2. Visit the Marienplatz inside of Munich, it will most likely be quiet, has great shopping, great views, and of course as cheesy and lame as it is, you must see the glockenspiel at 11 am. Its really old, give it a break. Be sure to visit Englischer Garten! This is a local secret! But this secret was one of the highlights of my Oktoberfest! Its quiet, its local, and its HUGE. There is a Japanese garden, an English style garden, yes nude sunbathers, and a spot for surfing. Yes, surfing. Be sure to wander around for awhile its great to people watch! Be sure to climb the Alter Peter (Church of St. Peter) it is 306 steps to climb to the top of the tower, but the view is worth it! See the top of Munich! Go to the Hofbräuhaus , its overcrowded, its filled with tourists, but its famous and people know it.  Honestly, I’ve been there I’ve had dinner there and it was alright, but the majority...
What to Bring and Not to Bring to Oktoberfest

What to Bring and Not to Bring to Oktoberfest

  What to Bring and Not to Bring to Oktoberfest Prost! Are you planning on going to Oktoberfest this year? From the drinking, the rides, and more drinking you might be wondering about what to bring or not to bring to Oktoberfest to have the best time that you can. Many people make the mistake of bringing too many things or things that aren’t even allowed into the beer tents. So here’s a quick summary of the best things to bring and not to bring to Oktoberfest. First things first, you’re going to need to bring cash. Depending on how much you plan on drinking, or think you plan on drinking, I’d bring enough Euros to cover that and double it. I just looked on Oktoberfest’s official website for the 2012 event, and the cost of a beer this year is between 8.70€ and 9.20€. It may seem high, but it is a liter of beer or a “mast” so you should be good after a couple… Oh and be sure to round up the price of a beer a euro or two to keep your server coming back when you’re ready for your next round. Whether you’re planning on staying the whole day and night or just part of the day, you don’t need to worry about bringing food or drinks. There are PLENTY of drinks, yes water and soda too, in addition to beer at Oktoberfest. There is also PLENTY of food and every corner you turn there will be somebody selling something from pretzels, Bavarian Delights, brats, and more to fill your stomach. So bring some...