Here We Come! | Oktoberfest 2024

Day 1 | Mon. 09/23/24
Depart Greater Cincinnati Airport

Departing CVG on United Airlines 5269

Day 2 | Tue. 09/24/24
Arrival in Munich, Germany

Arrive in Munich at 9:40 am

Hotel Belle Blue

Schillerstrasse 21, Munich
Check in starts at 3:00 pm

Double Room, King Bed
Breakfast Buffet Included
PH: +49 (89) 5506260

Located just a 4-minute walk from München Hauptbahnhof (directions) railway station, the family-run hotel is conveniently situated within 1.5 km of Oktoberfest and Marienplatz. The cozy rooms feature blue-themed decor, ensuite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Enjoy complimentary all-day tea, cappuccinos, and coffee, and take advantage of the breakfast buffet included with your reservation. 🌟

The World’s Largest Beer Garden 🎫

Reservations for two for 7 pm at the largest beer garden in the world!

Hirschgarten 1, 80639 Munich, Phone: +49 (0) 89 17 999 119

The Königlicher Hirschgarten is a legendary establishment nestled in the charming district of Nymphenburg, Munich. With a rich history dating back to 1791, this traditional restaurant has been serving locals and visitors alike for generations.

  • The Hirschgarten boasts an impressive capacity: over 500 indoor seats, 1200 serviced outdoor seats in the beer garden, and a staggering 7000 seats in the self-service area.
  • Expect the best of Bavarian flavors. From crispy schnitzels to savory sausages, the menu celebrates regional specialties.
  • The name “Hirschgarten” translates to “Deer Garden,” and you’ll find these graceful creatures roaming freely nearby.
  • The picturesque setting, complete with lush greenery, adds to the magical atmosphere.
  • Visit the official website for more details. Prost! 🍻

Thursday, 09/26/24

Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site Tour (Viator) 🎫


MEETING POINT: Radius Tours, Dachauer Str. 4.
(Approx. 10 min. walk from the hotel directions). Meet inside 20 min prior to departure time of 9 am.

Gain insight into the Holocaust of World War II on this half-day tour of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site from Munich. Travel by train and bus to the memorial site, and take a guided tour of the compound, a place of memorial.

Learn how Dachau provided a model for all Nazi camps, and see the exhibitions and memorials, together with the reconstructed barracks and cells and the exhibition center, as your professional guide provides illuminating, informative and sensitive commentary. Learn about Dachau’s history at the exhibition center.

Round-trip travel to Dachau by local train and bus included.

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Day 6 | Sat. 09/28/24 | Salzburg, Austria

Train from Munich to Salzburg

Deutsch Bahn RJX 63
1st class Car with Reserved Seats

Depart Munich at 9:29 am from Hbf gl 5 10

Arrive at Salzburg, Austria HBF at 10:58 am

Leonardo Boutique Hotel

Richard-Mayr-Gasse 2, Salzburg, Austria. Tel: 43 (662) 879662
Check in starts at 3:00 pm

Superior Room with Double Bed. Breakfast buffet €16 per person.

Where to Go in SalzburgHistory

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Day 9 | Tue. 10/01/24 | Zurich, Switzerland

Train from Salzburg to Zurich

ÖBB Train RJX160
Comfort Class Car with Reserved Seats

Depart Salzburg at 9:56 am from Hbf

Arrive at Zurich, Switzerland HBF at 3:20 pm

Hotel Scheuble, Zürich

Address: Mühlegasse 17, Zurich, 8001 Phone: +41 (0) 44 268 48 00

Check in starts at 2:00 pm
Double Room, Double Bed

Discover a harmonious blend of modern elegance and warm hospitality at Hotel Schueble. Nestled in Zurich’s vibrant heart, the boutique hotel offers a serene escape both leisure travelers. The hotel is ideally located near Zurich’s main train station, making it a perfect base for exploring the city’s historic Old Town, cultural landmarks, and vibrant dining scene.

Day 10 | Wednesday, 10/02/24

Eagle’s Nest and Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg (GYG) 🎫

Please arrive at the meeting point by 8:30 am.

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Eagle’s Nest
  • Entrance ticket and elevator to the top
  • Transportation from/to Salzburg

Meeting Point: Panorama Bus Terminal at Mirabellplatz.
Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Enjoy unique mountain landscapes on this round tour of the enchanting Bavarian Alps. Traveling along the Königssee river, you will be able to discover the imposing crags and romantically positioned farmsteads of the road towards Obersalzberg. In specially-equipped and comfortable buses, you will be able to relax in luxury, while your driver conquers the dramatic heights and sheer cliffs. 20 minutes travel on well-constructed roads will bring you to the Eagle’s Nest, where Adolf Hitler always spent his summer holidays. From the Eagle’s Nest, you will be able to enjoy an extraordinary view of the “Hoher Göll” and other majestic, snow-covered mountain summits of the Bavarian Alps.

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Day 11 | Thursday 10/03/24

Day 12 | Friday 10/04/24

Day 13 | Sat. 10/05/24 | Depart for Home

Zurich Airport Info

Depart from Zurich at 9:10 am on UA9746 operated by Swissair

Arrive in Geneva (GVA) at 10:00 am – Depart at 11:00 am on UA975 for Washington (IAD)

Arrive in Washington (IAD) at 2:20 pm – Depart at 5:10 pm on UA6015 for Cincinnati (CVG)

Arrive at Cincinnati (CVG) at 6:58 pm


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Currency Exchange

Foreign currency exchange is the act of exchanging one type of currency for another. For example, if you’re planning an international trip to Europe, you may want to plan ahead and exchange U.S. dollars for Euros so that you are prepared to cover cash expenses as soon as you arrive without having to stop at an exchange office at your destination. Two hundred euros should get you through until you get to an ATM.

Making ATM Withdrawals – USE A BANK ATM!

The best way to get cash in Italy is to make an ATM withdrawal when you arrive. The Visa or Mastercard exchange rate applies and is better than any rate you’re likely to get exchanging currency at an exchange office or a bank.

Italian bank ATMs are called bancomats and some don’t charge a local ATM operator fee — but avoid using independent ATMs. These third-party ATMs charge like a wounded bull, and it’ll be obvious which ATMs are affiliated with a bank and which aren’t.

Cash and Currency Tips for Europe by Rick Steves

Foreign Currency Exchange Services (

How long does it take to receive foreign currency bank notes that are ordered at a PNC branch?

Standard foreign currency orders entered before 4:30 p.m. ET will be delivered to the branch by the end of the next business day. (during business travel season please allow 1 – 2 additional business days)

Customers may request overnight delivery for a $15 charge. Overnight delivery foreign currency orders entered before 4:30 p.m. ET will be delivered to the branch by noon the next business day. Overnight delivery is only available Monday through Friday and isn’t available on bank holidays.

Foreign Currency Exchange | Fifth Third Bank (

Fifth Third customers can buy and sell foreign currency at their local branch with competitive exchange rates. And when you return from your trip, Fifth Third can buy back any unused foreign currency, exchanging it back into U.S. dollars.  Contact your local branch if you have questions about a particular currency carried.

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