Gäubodenvolksfest – Germany’s 2nd Largest Beer Fest

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!

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.