Undoubtedly one of Europe’s and the world’s most legendary festivals, Munich’s Oktoberfest draws millions of visitors each year. However, the crowds and accompanying premiums on accommodation pose problems to those looking to add the festival to theirĀ Germany itinerary. If your planning timeline and travel budget make Oktoberfest verboten, consider the following five alternatives. All offer elbow room and authenticity to go along with the liberally flowing beer you’d find at Germany’s most famous festival.

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