Martin Ip and his mother Meiling Ming from Brisbane head to Munich where they discover the Deutsches Museum, the taste of Brezeln and the lure of Dirndls.
After having its lowest level of visitors in 15 years in 2016 due to security fears amid terrorist threats throughout Europe, this year's Oktoberfest once again exceeded its annual average of 6 million attendees.
Even if it's called Oktoberfest - the world's largest beer festival is running from September 16 until October 3. Test your knowledge of the traditional fest in Munich with our quiz!
Bavaria's 2,500 local brass and marching bands largely practice gender equality, but not all. The spotlight is now on a few all-male ensembles who still don't want female musicians.
Bavarian King Ludwig II's new splendid carriage and small gala coach is back on display at Nymphenburg Palace following extensive restoration work.
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