How To Successfully Pack For An Oktoberfest Camping Weekend

Dirndl? Check. Lederhosen? Check. Tickets to the biggest beer festival in the world? CHECK. Congratulations, you are one of the roughly seven million people who has decided to attend the biggest and oldest Volkfest in all of Europe, Oktoberfest! Even better, you’ve decided to do it right, by camping the whole weekend! If you haven’t already booked, there are still spots left, so hurry!

Now before your head gets too big, there are a few things you need to know to prepare for the best weekend of your life.

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The main key to a successful camping weekend in Munich is to remember this very important detail: It is cold in Germany. Temperatures can drop very low at night, and if you’re not prepared for this, you will swiftly regret it. Luckily, a little preparation can nip this problem in the bud. Here are our recommendations to throw in your bag to stay warm, dry, and happy all weekend:

Boots:

Now, I’m not talking cute, wear with a sundress to look edgy boots, I’m talking Sorel waterproof, fleece-lined boots. Or anything like this (Hunters also work). Trust me, you will be glad when your feet are toasty warm while making the most of exploring the campgrounds. If you don’t want to go the boot route, then a good suggestion would be to invest in some warm socks.puss-in-boots

Down Jacket, Like A Northface or Patagonia:

This is key for sleeping to add an extra layer of warmth under your sleeping bag. Also, you can wear the jacket around the campground for when it gets chilly in the night.tumblr_mifsrnSY301s61sz0o1_500

 

Mittens/Hat/Warm, Fuzzy socks:

Again, great for cold nights.
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Portable Charger:

When you want your phone, but you also want to take a million photos, a portable charger is crucial. Don’t worry, the Bus2alps tent has chargers for you to use all weekend too!
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Hair Dryer:

Even though you’re camping, there will be outlets available at our campsite to use this wonderful, life-changing device…so ladies, no excuse for not wanting to experience the magic that is camping at Oktoberfest. In the morning after a warm shower, there’s no better feeling than having dry hair for the festival and you’ll look good too.
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Headlamp/Flashlight:

While the campsite rages all night long, you can sometimes get a little-lost walking back to your tent in the darkness. If you have a flashlight, you can cut your chances of walking into the wrong tent by at least half. Although, this could be a great way to make friends…up to you.
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A Good Night’s Sleep Before The Weekend:

Most importantly, remember that Oktoberfest Camping is a marathon, not a sprint. You will be partying all day at the actual festival grounds and will continue to party into the wee hours of the night at the campsite. In the weeks leading up to Oktoberfest make sure to eat healthy, drink water, and get plenty of rest. You will need your strength.
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