Is there anyone that is going to be in Munich on those dates that I might be able to join for a visit to the festivities? I am flexible on the time of day, I will be in Munich the evening of Friday the 27th and all day Saturday the 28th. I am not a huge partier, but I do enjoy a beer or two and soaking up local culture and what a better way to do it!
As a solo traveler (usually before and after joining a RS Tour) I attempt to avoid huge crowds. Imagine my surprise when I booked a nonrefundable solo room in Munich without thinking about the ramifications. Now, I know it is not obligatory to go to Oktoberfest if you happen to in Munich at that time, but I really want to go, just not by myself.
If I'm not able to find a companion or companions, does anyone have some suggestions on enjoying the festivities solo? I have read that it is easy for singles to get a seat in the tents, but joining a group of people when I don't speak the language and such might be uncomfortable. Paying a tour guide seems overkill after reading up on the subject, but I am not opposed to that as an option is anyone has recommendations.