It's Advent season and Bavarian breweries are getting in the festive spirit by producing special Christmas beers. They tend to be stronger and sweeter than usual - and they're going down a treat.
Bavaria captivates tourists with its rustic traditions, royal palaces, and, of course, the Alps.
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.
Was there always a hearty feast during the Christmas season or were the holidays celebrated quite differently in the past? Cultural anthropologist Gunther Hirschfelder speaks with DW about a seductive sin: gluttony.
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