The Be Here Beerfest
No camaraderie is as strong and breaks as many barriers as that of beer, destroying whatever divides an old drunken German man from singing with a proud androgynous teenaged adult. Welcome to the rainbow of the human condition, amplified by ridiculous rides, slurring, good mateship and, I really just can't emphasise this enough, singing on tables with beers while thousands watch you in good spirits. Lo, this be the good times. Get yourself prepared for Oktoberfest 2015 in Munich, Germany
Stoke Travel’s legendary beer soaked jewel in the crown, we make Oktoberfest our own, our massive festival outside of the world's biggest public festival takes place at the Stoke Travel All Inclusive Oktoberfest Campsite. At our Oktoberfest Accommodation you’ll find Carnivalesque celebrations, DJs, live bands, live radio shows and an open bar.. all for the entertaining of up to 2000 international guests nightly.
So come down and make friends with the coolest old men on the planet, and us. Party with Stoke and see why people choose to follow Oktoberfest here year after year. We put the Be-Here in beer, the Ale-Mania in Alemania, and the Many-Germs in Germany.
Where: Munich, Bavaria, Germany
When: September 18th - October 5th (You can arrive on the 17th if you like and leave on the 6th if you wish)
How: MEET US THERE by plane, train, bus or car, or RIDE WITH US - we have private buses running every weekend from Barcelona/Amsterdam/London/Prague/Budapest, or do our 4 night package of perks
The campsite is around a half hour bus/train ride to Oktoberfest itself, and we have guides escorting you in to Munich throughout every day.
Cost: 60€ a day
Sleep: Camping accommodation (twin share tent, mattress, sleeping bag)
Eat: Hot breakfasts every day and dinner every night
Inclusions: Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, massive Stoke campsite parties, guides to the festival, massive international crowd, Carnivalesque activities and vibe, onsite DJs, live interactive radio show, festival within a festival spectacular, free Munich walking tour.
Add ons: Unlimited boooooze: loads of beer and sangria (10€ a day - 8am-12am), traditional clothes, Tentertainment (your own personal fun fair), awesome Munich bike tour right through the city centre and the English gardens to one of the biggest beer gardens in the world, guided van trips to Neuschwanstein (Disney Castle).
***Please select these on booking if you would like them or e-mail us***
Stoke Passport Holders:
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Eligible for 3 nights all-inclusive package including unlimited beer & sangria
Stoke Travel Oktoberfest...
The biggest party outside of the beer halls with lots of beer, wine and sangria...
What Is It?
Which means drink you little legends. This festival is unashamedly about celebrating and drinking beer, and we think that's absolutely wonderful! Oktoberfest has long traditions steeped in.... beer, and has long been the global benchmark in.... beer and, well, beer, beer, beer. Did we mention beer?
But it's not just beer, unless you really want it to be. Our Oktoberfest is all about traditional dress (that make babes look even more babe-ish), the finest of meaty treats, dancing to oompah bands and the giant sideshow with roller coasters; just being a part of the world's largest carnival.
Beer just makes it oh so sweeter.
We are experts at the festival, and have been known to be the loosest, craziest, partiest people in the beer halls. But we take it even further by taking the party home to our festival within a festival...
Each day we have the biggest party you can find outside of the beer halls. With Stoke Travel you know you are always coming home to friendly faces (by the hundreds), plenty of beer, great music and delicious food. We call Stoke Travel's trips the unforgettable trips that you probably won't remember. This is because for an extra 10€ a day we serve you all the beer (or sangria) that you want. We call them 'welcome drinks'.
When you're staying with hundreds of people, from all around the world, who, like you, are there to party, then you're bound to make plenty of new friends. Some of them special friends who might like to explore the inside of your mouth with their tongues. And if that sounds gross, rest assured - it's anything but.
So we may be a little batshit crazy, and now we're bringing you into the madness. At Stoketoberfest for the second year running we will have our own personal carnival, freak show, absurdist, tentertainment experience. You have to participate to fully understand, but rest assured your senses will be overwhelmed and you'll leave dizzy, dazed, confused and stoked when you get spat out of our funhouse.
Home is where the liver is.
Munich, Germany; the Oktoberfest grounds (Theresienwiese) are located in the centre of Munich.
The Stoke campground is just 20 minutes away from the madness. We'll have guides to take you on easy and cheap public transport available straight to our front door...
Campingplatz ObermenzingLochausenerstrase 59,
How To Get Here?
Ride With Us!
Coming from London?
We have buses coming from London to Munich every weekend of Ofest, leaving Thursday evening and returning Monday morning.
Anytime from 18:00: We meet for drinks at The Slug in Fulham.
20:00: The bus leaves Fulham Broadway, then goes by London Bridge on the way.
20:20: People should be at London Bridge for pickup.
12:00 noon: Arrive at the awesome Munich Stoketoberfest Camping
18:00: The bus leaves Munich on Sunday afternoon arriving back in London for 9am.
Two drop off points, London bridge, then Fulham Broadway (approximately9.30am back in Fulham depending on traffic)
Coming from Amsterdam?
We have buses coming from The Hague via Amsterdam to Munich every weekend of Ofest, leaving Thursday evening and returning Monday morning.
22:00: Festival Party Bus leaves from Amsterdam Duivendrecht train station.
22:45-23:00: Estimated pickup time Den Haag at this point from platform Prins Bernard viaduct at the boarding point of the Eurolines.
08:00: Arrive at the awesome Munich Stoketoberfest Camping
22:00 Leave back to Amsterdam via the Hague
08:00: Arrive in Amsterdam.
Coming from Barcelona?
We have buses coming from Barcelona to Munich every weekend of Ofest, leaving Thursday evening and returning Monday morning.
19:00: The buses leave from Plaza Catalunya in front of the Hard Rock Cafe.
12:00 noon: Arrive at the awesome Munich Stoketoberfest Camping
12:00 noon: Depart campsite for Barcelona and arrive Monday morning around 7am.
Coming from Prague?
We have buses coming from Prague to Munich every weekend of Ofest, leaving Friday morning and returning Sunday night
10:00am The buses leave from central Prague, dinner included
Breakfast, beer halls, dinner included at camp and massive campsite party
15:00: Depart campsite arriving in Prague at 10pm
Coming from Budapest?
We have buses coming from Budapest to Munich every weekend of Ofest, leaving Friday morning and returning Sunday night
10:00am The buses leave from Retox Hostel in Budapest, dinner included
Breakfast, beer halls, dinner included at camp and massive campsite party
12:00: Depart campsite arriving in Budapest at 10pm.
Pilots are the only sober people here (we hope).
All budget and major airlines fly to Munich from all over Europe and the world. Check out Skyscanner or Kayak for details.
It's very easy to get to the campsite from the airport. You take the underground S1 from the airport to Laim metro station.
Once you're at the Laim, jump on the S2 in the direction of Peterhausen. Jump off at Untermenzing. Right outside the station take the bus for 3 stops to Campingplatz Obermenzing. Just ask the driver or have a look on the bus route map. Easy peasy!
Of course it's efficient.
All trains entering Munich come in to the city's centrally-located main station (Hauptbahnhof), which is shared by the city's rail and bus systems, providing connections to all destinations within the city and around the region. High-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains from Hamburg, Frankfurt and Augsburg provide rapid service to Munich. The City Nightline (CNL) features comfortable sleeping quarters on its overnight services. The Deutsche Bahn has more than 25,000 miles of track, connecting all points in Germany, with international service as well. To view their timetable, you can visit the website. If your travel originates in the UK, British Rail has four daily scheduled trains to Munich, with journey duration of around 9 hours and including a ferry connection. From Zurich, there is daily service on the train called the Bavaria.
Once you're at the Hauptbahnhof, or from any Munich central metro station, take the S2 towards Peterhausen and jump off at Untermenzing. Then take the 164 for three stops to Campingplatz Obermenzing (look on the bus stop to see if you're at the correct one or need to cross the road - if it says Campingplatz, you're where you need to be). Jump off the bus and you're at our doorstep. Too easy!
Buses are the bestest.
You can travel by bus to Munich from London, Paris and many other European cities. The largest bus operator from the UK to the continent is Eurolines, operating out of London's centrally located Victoria Coach Station. In Paris, Eurolines is located on rue Malmaison, a 35-minute Metro ride from the centre. In Munich, bus services usually terminate at the Zentraler Busbahnhof, which you will find on the north side of the Hauptbahnhof.
If Lost in Germany contact Jamie 0049 151 752 36965 or Lisa 0049 176 267 57781
Getting to Munich
If you need any help in finding out how to get to us then email us at [email protected]
The most WICKED, literally, way to get to Oktoberfest is in a Wicked Campervan. We have reserved spots for Wicked vans within the campsite. Check out www.wickedcampers.co.uk.
Please note that if you are coming by car, there is very limited parking at the campsite, so you will need to park down the road and either walk or catch a short bus back to the camp. You can drop your things off at the camp first.
Questions and queries? Ask away. Enter in the comments box below and we will try to come up with something helpful here.
Where do the buses meet in Barcelona and what time?
Buses leave from Plaza Catalunya in front of the Hard Rock Cafe. The bus is a comfortable sleeper bus and the trip takes about 17 hours, depending on traffic with 45 minute compulsory stops every 4 hours. Weekend benders leave at 7pm Thursday from the same place and pull up at Stoke Campground, Munich at noon on Friday, ready to partay. Come Sunday crawl out of your tent and back on the bus at noon, arriving in Barcelona roughly around 7am on Monday morning. (See HOW TO GET THERE TAB for details)
Where do the buses meet in Prague and what time?
Leaving Friday morning 10am from Prague centre (exact location to be announced), arriving at camp at 5pm and then leaving from Camp on the Sunday night at 3pm and arriving back 10pm. (See HOW TO GET THERE TAB for details)
Where do the buses meet in Budapest and what time?
Leaving Friday morning 10am from Budapest centre (exact location to be announced), arriving at camp at 7pm and then leaving from Camp on the Sunday night at 12pm and arriving back 10pm. (See HOW TO GET THERE TAB for details)
Where do the buses meet in London and what time?
Meet for drinks at 18:00 on Thursday at The Slug in Fulham
Leaving at 20:00 from Fulham Broadway, going via London Bridge on the way (20:20: People should be at London Bridge for pickup). Arriving in Munich at midday on Friday and then leaving from camp at 18:00 on Sunday, getting back to London around 9:30am. (See HOW TO GET THERE TAB for details)
Where do the buses meet in Amsterdam and what time?
Leaving on the Festival Party Bus from Amsterdam Duivendrecht train station at 22:00.
22:45-23:00: Estimated pickup time Den Haag at this point from platform Prins Bernard viaduct at the boarding point of the Eurolines. (See HOW TO GET THERE TAB for details)
Are there shuttles to and from Oktoberfest?
No, but our guides will take you on public transport so you don't get lost, just don't stray too far. We find that no matter how many steins one has consumed, miraculously most of our guests come back safe and sound. Munich's cheap and easy public transport leave from the festival and takes you back to the campsite all day everyday.
Do you provide transport from Munich centre?
No, but getting around town is easy-peasy thanks to Germany's efficient transport system. Check out the 'How to get there' section for address and direction details.
Who do we see when we arrive?
Check in at Stoke Reception for your tent allocation and orientation. The reception is open weekday mornings at 9am until midnight and weekends, 8am until 1am.
What is the breakfast like?
Breakfast is whatever our inhouse chefs decide on on the day... whether it be pancakes and bacon, egg and bacon rolls, bacon and bacon rolls. It usually includes bacon. And if you're a veggo you can have non-bacon stuff. Our chefs are awesome. Bloody talented is what they are.
How many people can fit in the tents?
We have two-man, three-man and some 4 and 5 man tents and 10 man teepees. Just let us know your preferences on arrival and we'll do our best to allocate you the tent you would like (subject to availability). For those anti-social humans, we offer private tents for a small additional fee. We understand our guests' needs... a little extra room for a special someone if the night leads there.
What amenities are offered at the camp site?
The campsite offers spacious bathrooms and hot showers for a 1€ token purchased at reception, restaurant/cafe, vending machines, the best Shnitzel food cart in the world and a little essentials store. WiFi and charging stations are available in certain areas and tokens are sold at the campsite reception for laundry facilities.
Where can we securely store our valuables?
Locks are available for purchase for the tents and main reception offers small lock boxes you can rent. We also have a giant container for small valuables which gets locked every night.
Where can we buy Lederhosens and Dirndls?
We sell traditional festival costumes as well as awesomely stylish Stoke hoodies, tee- shirts, beanies and all sorts of other handy knick-knacks.
If we are camping does that mean we'll be attacked by wild animals?
We serve unlimited alcohol at our camps. You, my friend, will be the wild animal.
How can I lose my virginity?
Be confident, be cool, be calm. Hit up the drunkest babe for the best chance. Some may call this morally wrong, others, ingenious.
Where is Starbucks?
Near Haupthbhanof in Zentrum of Munich, there are plenty.
Do you guys have Skype in Australia?
Do the tents have hot water, laptops, power-points, king size beds or fridges?
Does the bus come both ways on one side of the road?
What theF$%# ?
Is New Zealand part of Australia ?
As soon as they realise they're better off a state of Australia than a country only known to the rest of the world as where Lord of the Rings was filmed.
Where is the Oktoberfest?
The Oktoberfest is in Munich...did anybody not know that? The Oktoberfest festival is held in the centre of the city in the Theresienwiese grounds.
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Getting to Stoke Camp
From the central station take S-train 2 to UNTERMENZING. From there catch bus 164 to station CAMPINGPLATZ. Voila. Crisis over. Campsite is called Campingplatz Obermenzing. Address is 59 Lochhausner Strasse.
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A Day at Stoketoberfest
8AM-10AM - Hot breakfast to get you all fuelled up for a day of drinking and mayhem at the festival.
9AM onwards - Guides take you into Oktoberfest on public transport in the morning and return with you in the afternoon.
8PM - Dinner included every night.
9PM onwards - our own personal freak show experience, Tentertainment, fires up your imagination and senses.
10PM - Massive campsite party begins; the beer and sangria will be flowing and the music will start pumping.
11PM - Oktoberfest closes for the night and all those who have lasted the day head back to campsite to join the party.
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