I am planning on heading to Oktoberfest in Munich this year in a week. It might seem crazy but I don't really know anything about the logistics of the event. My family won a house to rent for the week near Munich in an auction so it's a happy surprise.
Does anyone happen to know if one definitely needs a reservation to attend Oktoberfest? Is it worth it to pay around $250 for tickets (that's what I'm finding online)? I've also been reading that you should get there early so I'm wondering if you just head in the AM if you can get a seat at a table.
Basically, any info would be great. I realize that it's going to be a crazy affair but I'm willing to deal with the crowds to check it out.