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First timer September questions

First timer here. I was beginning to plan for the first 10 days of September, then I read Oktoberfest starts September 21.

Do people arrive weeks ahead? Is early September very crowded? Is it hard to get rooms/flights/cars that early in month?

I was thinking Berlin,train to Munich,driving Bavaria,return Munich for flight out.

Thanks much!

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1. Re: First timer September questions

>Do people arrive weeks ahead?

No, don't worry.

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>Is early September very crowded?

No.

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>Is it hard to get rooms/flights/cars that early in month?

No.

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2. Re: First timer September questions

Well that solves that! Ill go ahead with that time frame.

Thank You!

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3. Re: First timer September questions

i am going to Germany for 3 days during the same time - late August early September. I want to spend these 3 days in Bavaria. Main interests are : beer(visit the breweries), food (eat sausages), see architecture (sight seeing). Would you be able to suggest a few town that you think i should visit? i know its not a long time but we still want to make most of it. thank you

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4. Re: First timer September questions

Bamberg is the beer epicenter of Germany, and possibly of all of central Europe: One of its nicknames is "The Town of Pregnant Men."

It also has a lovely old town split by the Regnitz River--very scenic and romantic but not uber-touristy like, for example, Rothenburg od Tauber. Lots of history in Bamberg--it's a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Hello Fellow Bostonian. We visited Munich, Salzburg and Prague last September with the bulk of our time in Munich because of my husband's business. You will feel very comfortable because it will remind you of Boston but the pace of life is slower and more simple than Boston. The weather was unusually warm and I was very happy that I brought light weight pants and t-shirt with me. There is a lot to do and everyone was most gracious to us. Have a fun time!

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Thanks Vermontgirl. Its funny how so many European cities we've been to remind us of Boston! We're really looking forward to Germany an thinking of at least adding

If anyones trying to decide I think September is a great time for Europe. Kids back to school, less crowds, accomodation prices drop from summer high season.

As Vermontgirl said, whether is still warm for outdoor activities, but nights are cool for sleeping. We've hardly ever had consistent rain or bad weather visiting in September.

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7. Re: First timer September questions

Nataliya, you might also consider Regensburg. I don't know about their beer, but there is a sausage place on the river that is supposed to be the oldest "fast food" restaurant in Europe. It was built in the Middle Ages, for the workers constructing the bridge over the Danube. There are also beautiful Gothic and Baroque churches in Regensburg, and a nice pedestrian area, easily accessible by train from Munich. It's more or less between Bamberg and Munich.

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