Oktoberfest 2020

UWCSEA ’89ers Oktoberfest 2020 mini-reunion

Hello 89ers, ever wished hanging out with your classmates at the world-famous Munich Oktoberfest? This is your chance! We are planning a class mini-reunion during the 2020 Oktoberfest, which will run from 19.09. to 04.10.2020. The mini-reunion is to take place on the second Oktoberfest weekend (25.-27.09.2020), which is the busiest but also most fun weekend of the Oktoberfest!

The reunion will culminate with an evening visit to the Hofbräu beertent, where we will be sitting at our own reservations-only seating area. Start practicing lifting those 1L beer glasses!!

You can find more information about the Hofbräu beertent here

Things to do in and around Munich

Munich is not only Oktoberfest, there are lots of things to do in and around Munich, providing the opportunity to combine the reunion with a short city-vacation. Here just some of our favourites:

Munich city center

Stroll through the pedestrian shopping area, climb up the city hall’s tower, wonder at the baroque Asam church, visit the royal Munich Residence, watch the hustle & bustle of the Viktualienmarkt central market and strengthen yourself with a meal at a traditional Munich beerhall. Lots to do and lots to see! Click here to visit Munich’s official tourist information site

Deutsches Museum (science and technology museum)

Among the world’s best science and technology museums, the Deutsches Museum has piles of exhibits covering many scientific & technology disciplines. The main location is close to the city center and has a very broad focus. It has a detachment close to the Oktoberfest focused on transportation (cars & trains) and another just north of Munich with unique aircrafts. Click here for more information

Allianz Arena

The home of FC Bayern Munich! Getting tickets to a match is next to impossible, but it can be visited both individually and as a group tour. Click here for more information

BMW Welt & Museum

Dive into a unique way to experience BMW. The BMW Museum and the BMW Welt (experience center) are right next to each other, located at the historical Munich campus. BMW’s R&D engineering & manufacturing facilities are right around the corner. Click here for more information

Neuschwanstein castle

Take a day-trip to Walt Disney’s inspiration: Bavarian “crazy king” Ludwig II’s Neuschwanstein castle. Located at the foot of the Bavarian alps, it is a ca 2hr trip from Munich, best done with a tour operator (which usually also make a stop at the stunning baroque Wieskirche church). Achtung! If you plan to visit the interiors, you must buy the entrance tickets well in advance! Click here for more information.


Thinking of seeing some mountains up close? The Brauneck mountain in Lenggries can be easily reached with a 1hr train ride. It is a skiing area in the Winter and a hiking area in the Summer with easy trails and paths in the middle of nature. There is a paragliding station with tandem flights as well as a high rope center


The 1555m of the Brauneck are not enough “mountain”? Then head out to the Zugspitze, at 2962m Germany’s highest mountain. The trip itself is part of the fun: it is a 1:30 train ride to Garmisch, the visitor center at the peak can be reached either by cog train or cable car. The view from the peak is truly breathtaking!


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Marco & Anna