200 years ago, the King of Bavaria decreed that breweries would be permitted to operate a pub on their own premises. Ever since, the beer garden has been a Bavarian tradition enjoyed by both locals and tourists.
One of Bavaria's oldest pilgrimages leads to Andechs Monastery, high above the shores of Ammersee. Whether you are on a pilgrimage or a hike, the ascent makes you thirsty. Time for a winter beer.
The Oktoberfest is an export hit. In Leavenworth in the USA it is celebrated in a very authentic style, as the small town is a perfect replica of a Bavarian village. A cliché that attracts one million visitors a year.
Bavaria captivates tourists with its rustic traditions, royal palaces, and, of course, the Alps.
Berlin is about as un-Bavarian as a German city can be, but that doesn't stop Oktoberfest from rolling into town every fall. Tamsin Walker went to find out if Berliners embrace the Munich tradition.
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