Christian October 26th, 2008
While in Europe in October, one must of course visit Germany during Oktoberfest. Having decided this months ago, we also decided that staying in Munich was way out of budget. Hotel and hostel prices are extremely exaggerated and booked months ahead of time. Some places charged almost $600 a night in the city ($200 or more for a hostel). So we opted for staying about an hour outside of Munich by train in the little known town of Garmish-Partenkirchen. We knew very little about the town before arriving as most guide books devoted about one paragraph to this city to mention that it hosted the 1936 winter olympics. We were a little scared by what we might find since my only experience with Germany was 5 years ago and left me with a vastly different impression.