Andechs Abbey, Dießen and Herrsching in Southern Bavaria, Germany

On a hilltop in Bavaria just south of Munich lies the Andechs Abbey, famous for the monk-made beer, beautiful hiking, organic dairy and produce and an all-around monastery/brewery German experience. Nearby are the lakefront towns of Dießen and Herrsching, known to German locals as relaxing places to kick back.

Denver’s German Oktoberfest Beer Party

Street scenes from Denver's annual Oktoberfest in the Ballpark neighborhood near Coors Field. There was real German beer, bratwurst with sauerkraut, wiener dogs, games, music and fun folks. This family-friendly event is a great place to get your Lederhosen on!

Radi, the German Radish They Eat with Beer

Curly-cut radishes - they call them Radi at Oktoberfest in Germany, and their salty goodness is the perfect accompaniment to beer. You can make them at home with a vegetable spiral-cutter and little else. They are delicious as well as raw vegan, gluten-free, non-dairy and all that other healthy stuff.