Cheers! This year we are celebrating 500 years of the German Beer Purity Law. Reason enough to take a beer trip. From monasteries and breweries to Franconia's beer halls. What's the best way to do it? By rail of course.
Andechs Monastery with its bell tower is situated on the east bank of the Ammersee lake. Beer has been brewed here for more than half a millennium.
Bavarian beer culture and traditional values are nurtured at the Ayinger Brewery.
Weihenstephan is the oldest brewery in the world still running. On a tour you can dive into the history of the brewery, which spans nearly 1000 years.
Examples of nice and traditional beer gardens include the one from the Paulaner brewery on Nockherberg hill.
The "Kugler Alm" beer garden has always been a popular trip destination for ramblers and cyclists.