Bavaria

Exploring the Christmas markets of Austria and Bavaria

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Fairy-tale streets lined with scrumptious goodies and wholesome beverages await you in Europe this holiday season. From the snow-topped mountains of Bavaria, to musical Salzburg and striking Neuschwanstein castle, Disney’s inspiration for Cinderella’s own castle,…

Beyond Munich: The surprising origins of Oktoberfest foods

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More than six million people flock to Munich each fall to take part in Oktoberfest, the annual 16-day celebration of Bavarian culture. Fitting then that Oktoberfest food (think sausage, cabbage and finger-licking Bavarian pastries) is…

Berlin, Germany, Oktoberfest

The Best Trips to Take Around Oktoberfest

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Quite possibly the greatest beer event on the planet, Oktoberfest attracts thousands of suds-loving visitors to Germany each year. But while many people book direct flights to Munich, too few take the opportunity to explore…