As the 183rd Oktoberfest approaches, accommodation prices and prices for flight tickets to Munich and back are traditionally rising, abendzeitung-muenchen.de reports today, August, 2016. They quote a press release by German price-comparison website check24.de from July 28. Check24.de is the place where many Germans check prices for everything. Although regular Oktoberfest visitors who travel to the festival are well aware of that fact, the price increases are impressive to them as well.
In the press release, Munich based check24.de writes about the results of their hotel accommodation prices check. According to their results, a hotel room during the mid-Oktoberfest weekend are an average 128% more expensive than on the weekend preceding the huge traditional Bavarian beer festival at the Theresienwiese. The mid-Oktoberfest weekend is also known as the “Italian Weekend” at the Oktoberfest because of the many Italians traditionally visiting the festival during that time. The graph on the left illustrates the price jump in hotel accommodation during the Oktoberfest. A normal price for a decent hotel room in Munich during the year is some €120. Prices change depending on demand during larger event and always peek during the Oktoberfest weeks.
When it comes to booking your ticket to fly to Munich, don’t hope for any good last-minute deals. The chek24.de graph on the right shows the weekly average price for a return ticket. The earlier you book, the less you pay. Prices double here too, so book now to have money left over and to be able to enjoy the festival more intensively. A Mass (1 litre) of beer at the festival this year is going to cost between €10.40 and €10.70.
Some 6 million beer loving visitors are expected at the 183rd instalment of the traditional Bavarian beer festival in 2016. This year the Oktoberfest is set to take place at the Theresienwiese from Saturday, September 17 until Monday, October 3 (German Reunification Day).