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. Oktoberfest 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.
Stoke Travel are THE Oktoberfest experts! 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 aka Stoketoberfest.
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.
Oktoberfest 2015 is held in Munich, Germany and the official Oktoberfest grounds (Theresienwiese) where the beer halls are, are located in the centre of Munich.
The Stoke campground is perfectly located within easy access to the Oktoberfest Beer halls. We head into the craziness everyday on cheap and easy public transport which picks us up directly in front of the campsite. The Stoke guides are there to guide you if you want to party with us and think you can keep up!
How To Get Here?
Ride With Us!
London to Munich Oktoberfest
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 (approximately 9.30am back in Fulham depending on traffic)
Amsterdam to Munich Oktoberfest
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.
Barcelona to Munich Oktoberfest
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.
Prague to Munich Oktoberfest
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
Budapest to Munich Oktoberfest
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 websites 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 their 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 tents and 8-10 man teepees. If you are a group of three, one of you will be tented with a new friend of the same sex. 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 Schnitzel 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 the F$%# ?
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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Some time ago in the land of steins and schnitzels, there was this little American girl who had the hots for the Stoke Travel Chef. There he was standing over the grill, wearing overalls covered in dried mud from the ground he made as his bed the night prior, in a pair of fair condition New Balance tent treasures on his feet. With two hours of sleep in his eyes, he was flipping bacon, swigging down some “Braubaron” Stoke-exclusive beer, but not before he ran his greasy hands through that beautiful brown salad of his that rested upon his head. Gasp! She had to catch her breath. But it was a long way to go before she could relish in his greasy musk again. He was at Oktoberfest in Munich Germany and she was in Barcelona.
With the belief that she would never see him again, she went to work and went home, day in and day out, over and over again. Then, one regular Thursday morning, she was captured by a group of vagabonds who disguised themselves as free-spirited hippies. Before she knew it, she was en route to France and not to her regular day at the office. The vagabond hippies said they were traveling through the French Riviera, making a beer a stop in Munich to celebrate “the Okto-beer-fest party with Stokes Travel”. They didn’t speak very good English. The heavens above have answered. This was a sign she could not ignore. This little girl from the U.S. of A, living in Barcelona, was on her way to Oktoberfest in Munich with Stoke Travel.
Upon their arrival at the Stoke Travel Oktoberfest Campsite, she was way too nervous to approach the Stoke kitchen so she avoided it at all costs. She didn’t eat all the good meals prepared. No schnitzels, no bratwurst hot dogs, no pork knuckles and not even a bite of the homemade burgers. Instead, she ate beer. All the unlimited beer the campsite offered was enough to feed her daily calorie intake.
She went on the bike tours, enjoyed the Tentertainment, played dress up with lederhosens and dirndls, frolicked in the beer halls with a beer always in her hand. It was a magnificent time.
As the night slowly limped to an end, she stumbled back into her tent, alone once again.
When the sun woke her the next day, she was glad to still have half a bottle of beer in hand to greet her woey head and plenty more at the bar to keep her through the day. That day, she made the moral decision to book a flight back to Barcelona for later that evening. So, for the last time, she threw on her party covered dirndl dress and made way for the halls. As she walked to the beer hall bound-Stoke shuttle bus, a giant crept up behind her and threw her over his shoulders. It was the chef she had been avoiding the entire weekend.
“There you are” he said, as if she had been around the entire time.
“Hi.” She croaked .
“Have you ever f**ked a German boy?!” she interrupted. She had no idea why she said this. Nervousness. Stupidity. You blubbering idiot! Why would you say that? What makes you say such stupid things. She scolded herself internally. He must think you’re a complete fool now, she convinced herself as she started to inch away.
But he didn’t. Instead he asked if she would accompany him to the beer halls. She tried to not look surprised and shyly grabbed his hand.
At the halls, they drank and laughed and ate crispy pork knuckle sandwiches. They went on rides and made friends with German locals. He even got up on the table and inhaled two whole steins of beer. The halls crowded with locals and tourists alike, roared with applause. Sigh. As if she had to be more impressed. It was even more perfect than she could ever have imagined. She wished this day would never end.
This time, when she looked down at her phone to snap another pretzel/boob selfie, she took notice of the time. Hysterics washed over her. She had 56 minutes to catch her flight. She panicked but he was determined to get her there.
Without much recollection, there she was at the airport, in her dirndl, suitcase in hand. Somehow she made it through security, border control, passport checks, the whole deal. She was at her gate with 15 minutes before board.
Proud of her accomplishments she took a seat and closed her eyes. When she opened them again, it was 1 minute past. Her plane took off without her. In confused astonishment she approached the guards and started yelling in drunk American english. Why you no wake me? She managed. The guards smiled at each other, muttered in scary German and pointed to a sign that said “We will not wake up passengers”.
Maybe it was the dirndl that did it, or the smell of beer and pork. Maybe it was the structural German rules there mixed with this loose American attitude she had. Or maybe it was fate. She had one more chance to see him and set things right. She called up a friend who picked her up in less than 30 minutes. After speeding down the autobahn with a recommended speed limit of 130 km/h, there she stood, and there he was, staring face to face with fate. “