Find out why Bavaria attracts some 32 million tourists every year. Euromaxx finds out what makes it so popular.
Since the turn of the century a southern German brewery has been using the word "wholesome" on its label. Now a top German court has ruled that the word is misleading on the basis that beer can be bad for you.
Germans have been found of their folk festivals for ages. The most famous one is the Oktoberfest, but marksmen, spring and wine festivals are also popular. Are you a veteran of the beer tent? Test your knowledge now!
Amongst the thousands of tourists, the Hofbräuhaus in Munich hosts more than 120 regulars' gatherings — and the number is rising. DW asked what "heimat," or "home," means for them.
The right wing in southern and eastern Germany often accuses Angela Merkel of betraying conservative values — a potentially big problem for the chancellor. DW went to Ansbach in Bavaria to test the political winds.
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