Prost to Oktoberfest!

Germany, beer, and a wedding?  What do these things have in common? Oktoberfest!  Each year Oktoberfest is celebrated worldwide, but if you want to experience the real deal, then you have to travel to Germany.  


Oktoberfest is celebrated from the third week in September to the first Sunday in October, every year in Munich, Germany. Oktoberfest began as a celebration for the wedding of the Crown Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese on October 12th, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the royal event on the fields in front of the city gates of Munich. Horse races signified the end of the celebration. The horse races were continued the following few years, cementing the Oktoberfest tradition. Today there are no longer horse races, but the party continues in Munich as one of the largest festivals in the world.  


What could be a better way to celebrate with your partner than a romantic getaway to Germany? Why, one that includes a beer drinking festival, of course!  Book this Oktoberfest travel package for a 12-day tour of Bavarian Germany and Imperial Austria, all while enjoying the most famous beer event in the world with the one you love. In Munich, revel in the festival atmosphere, amusement rides, entertainment, beer and local Bavarian specialties. This tour also includes sightseeing in Berlin, Dresden, Salzburg, and Vienna. Discover the rich history of this beautiful country with private, guided tours and luxury accommodations. 


Another option, Best of Germany is an 11-day excursion through Germany's most historic cities. Sightsee and shop at the KaDeWe department store in Berlin, visit Martin Luther's famous church in Dresden, and sample Schneeballen in the quaint town of Rothenberg. In Nuremberg, admire the stone and timbered dwellings in the Old Town before heading across the Danube to Munich. Get oriented by taking a tour of the university, Victory Arch, and the Marienplatz, where crowds gather at the Town Hall to watch the antics of the Glockenspiel. Witness the mountain scenery of Bavaria and experience old world charm on a Rhine River cruise. With insider surprises and an expert travel director, you are sure to see the best that Germany has to offer!


Germany's Cultural Cities and Romantic Roads package is an amazing eleven-day escape through Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich. Discover romance, fairy tales, and fascinating history in some of Germany's most iconic cities. Tour landmarks in Berlin, visit cafes in Lubeck and spend a night in Hamelin on Fairytale Road. Immerse yourself in fairy tales at Rapunzel’s and Sleeping Beauty’s castles and visit the Brothers Grimm Museum before heading to Rothenberg. While there, check out the Night Watchman Tour or visit the Medieval Crime and Punishment Museum. Tour Neuschwanstein Castle and then head to Munich and sample some of the local beer before departing.


Oktoberfest in Germany is an unbelievable experience, however, if you can't get to Germany at this time of year, another perfect time to visit is during the holidays. Experience the Classic Christmas Markets 8-day tour of Germany, Austria, and France. Originated in Germany, these Christmas Markets are held during the four weeks of Advent. The outdoor markets offer food, drink, seasonal items, and live entertainment. Sip mulled wine, sample gingerbread, and purchase hand-made ornaments and toys as you stroll along cobblestone streets during this festive time of year.


Visit your experienced AAA travel agent today and ask about booking a room at Le Meridien Munich for an authentic Oktoberfest adventure! AAA offers passport services in their local travel branches and the travel wallet which gives you the freedom to start spending as soon as you land. Of course, you do not have to go to Germany to experience Oktoberfest. If you are celebrating here at home, do not forget a designated driver. Use your AAA discount with Uber for a safe ride back to your hotel or home. Call AAA at 1-800-444-8691 today!

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