Octoberfest, 2012, in Munich.
On the train between Cologne and Munich we realized that the trains are more full and people much more friendly, especially some Aussies.
Spirits were high and festive, by the end of the trip there were quite a few very friendly and loud people getting of that train.
On the opening day of the Octoberfest it was unfortunately raining but I was not going to allow the weather to come between me and the Octoberfest. We attended the opening carnival and there were masses of people, all very thirsty.
In the future we will book a tour for this event to ensure you get a seat, no seat no beer….we had to by a beer at another pub since the seats were all reserved.