Things we love

This is basically beer mecca. OktoberFest is basically Christmas for beer lovers. Don't miss arm day cos the steins are weighty. People actually wear lederhosen here - it's not just an Oktoberfest stereotype. The walking tours are really cool. Even though it's a tourist fest, the Marienplatz square glockenspiel is really cool. Pretzels are delicious.

Things we wish we'd known

It definitely helps to brush up on your German language here.  Pay attention to the green man - no crossing without him. You'll struggle if you're on a carb diet - potato salad is king.