The official Oktoberfest has been cancelled for 2021, but don’t worry! Our Oktoberfest experience features the same Oktoberfest beers, music, dancing and revelry, but in the Munich’s historic and lively beer halls, beer gardens and nightclubs. 

The land of hearty, carb-heavy cuisine, frothy beer steins, and lederhosen, Munich is Bavaria’s most festive metropolis. Known for feeling like a village with all the amenities of a big city, Munich is a prime destination to get a taste of hearty German culture at Oktoberfest: the country’s world-renowned festival. 

Known for its intoxicatingly fun atmosphere and vibrant display of German music, beer, food, and fashion, Munich in October boasts vibrant beer halls full of boisterous revelers and a city full of history and sights to see. A massive bucket list item for all travelers, there’s no way you can visit Europe in the Fall without experiencing the infectious excitement of the home of the world’s biggest beer fest.

Get dressed up in your adorable traditional dress or striking lederhosen and head to the traditional beer halls and beer gardens with crowds of lively locals to claim a table for your friends. Sing along to the oompah bands, eat salty soft pretzels, and cheers a stein of golden Bavarian ale to your successful Oktoberfest experience.

Dates: Sept. 23- 25, 2022

The Abroad Package

Per Person
  • Boutique hotel accommodation
  • Welcome party with open bar
  • Bottomless brunch
  • Saturday included activity
  • Saturday night club entry
  • Museum entry & walking tour

Backpacker package

Per Person
  • Shared dorm accommodation
  • Welcome party with cash bar
  • Saturday activity & club entry
  • Walking tour


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The Real German Beer Fest

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welcome to the beer halls!

Oktoberfest is a rite of passage for everyone studying abroad in Europe, and we’ve taken care of everything so you can have the Oktoberfest experience in Munich and enjoy Bavarian culture at its prime. Oktoberfest might be cancelled again this year, but the traditional and historical beer halls that Oktoberfest is based on – where much of German history has taken place – are most certainly open for beer drinking business. Throw on your lederhosen and dirndls, we’ve got a massive welcome party waiting for you at our favorite beer hall. You’ll be tossing back beer, singing songs, and dancing on tables through the night!



On Saturday you’ll have a chance to refuel with a much-needed breakfast and hydrate before we hit the city. We’ll be running around Munich seeing the sights, whether participating in our annual treasure hunt, or on an included bike tour. Then we make our way to the English Gardens, for the city’s premier beer garden, where we start the party with our legendary Beer Olympics (hope your beer pong skills aren’t too rusty). Then it’s off to rest and recharge, before heading to the halls again. We’ve reserved a prime table for you and your beer drinking buddies so you can relax and soak in the atmosphere. You’ll spend the evening raising steins, tasting all sorts of hearty German food, and afterwards the more boisterous will join us for the afterparty (yeah, there’s a lot of partying – but it is Munich).



one last hoorah!

Most travelers will be heading home on Sunday. If that’s your plan, refuel with delicious breakfast before you go. If you’re sticking around with us, check out the sights you missed while you were enjoying the beer halls, like Dachau concentration camp or Neuschwanstein Castle. We’ll also be covering bike rentals if you want to see the city at a faster pace. Next up is Halloween in the equally spooky and sexy Czech capital, Prague.

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