Experience the only authentic Octoberfest – insider tips and last minute availability

In full swing since September 22, the 2012 edition of Oktoberfest (the 179th edition) is not only the largest and most famous beer festival in the world but also the most authentic, taking place in the Bavarian capital of Munich. Millions from around the world attend the fun filled event which runs until October 7, experiencing the finest freshly brewed beers (especially for the occasion), the very best of German foods as well as traditional German folk music and dances. Read here about some of the novelties of the 2012 edition of Oktoberfest.

Less known is that October 3rd is the Day of German Unity, the national day of Germany, which is also a public holiday. This year, Munich is also the host city for the Day of German Unity (each year a different city is chosen). With the occasion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ambassadors from 100 countries will be in Munich, for the occasion.

CPP-LUXURY.COM has learned, exclusively, that Munich’s leading luxury hotel, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Munich has limited availability for its exceptional Octoberfest package (3-4 October) which allows guests access to one of the most famous and popular tents at Oktoberfest – The Hippodrom. Filled with history, The Hippodrom first opened in 1902 and offers a fascinating mix of Bavarian tradition and international flair – attracting a young and trendy crowd, including TV and film stars who flock to the tent for its good food, fantastic beer and amazing atmosphere – there is also a beautiful champagne bar for those who prefer something lighter – and warm service. It is well known that tickets for Oktoberfest are booked a year in advance.

Mandarin Oriental Munich is welcoming guests for Octoberfest with its Front Office and restaurants staff in traditional German attire, the dirndel dress for ladies and lederhosen for men. Other specials at the hotel include: original Bavarian amenities, a beer tasting of freshly brewed beers, extended breakfast till 11.30 (daily). The package also offers guests the chance to arrive at Oktoberfest in style via a carriage tour from Mandarin Oriental, Munich to the festival, which is exclusive to hotel guests booking this package.