Slaying the Dragon in Germany – Furth im Wald’s Drachenstich

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My visit to a dragon's cave and the experience of a 500-year-old "dragon slaying" in Furth-im-Wald, Germany. The robotic dragon is one of the largest self-propelled robots in the world. The pageantry is phenomenal!

Gäubodenvolksfest – Germany’s 2nd Largest Beer Fest

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A special invitation to the Gäubodenvolksfest in Straubing, Bavaria, Germany. It's the second largest beer festival after Oktoberfest, the locals' best-kept secret: beer, music, food, rides and more authentically Bavarian because there are far fewer tourists!

Happy 856th Birthday, Munich! And the Dallmayr store!

Munich's annual anniversary celebration - this year was number 856! Music, dancing, vendors, festival, and, of course, beer! Also a glimpse of the famous, historic Dallmayr delicatessen.

Augustiner Keller, One of Munich’s Biggest Biergartens

Visit one of the biggest Biergartens in Munich, Germany. Typically Bavarian, get beer, brats, schnitzel and pretzels in the outdoor biergarten or indoor beer hall. Not far from the train station and a must-see for tourists!

Raising the Maypole (Maibaum) in Bavaria near Munich

Each year on May 1st most European countries celebrate May Day, which is the equivalent of Labor Day in the US. Bavarians decorate a tall pole with an evergreen wreath at the top. It's a grand effort and ceremony to raise it. Then they, well, dance around the maypole! Here's my timelapse video of just such an event near Munich, Germany.

Berninger Winery in Zell-am-Main, Bavaria, Germany – no, not Beringer

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Berninger Weingut in Zell-am-Main, Bavaria, Germany, is a small vineyard that produces wonderful local wines from grapes grown on the neighboring hillside. Learn some German wine label terminology and have a wonderful Bavarian dinner besides!