The Oktoberfest isn't a cheap outing but it is generally once in a lifetime. Beer prices have steadily risen since the 1970s and it's no surprise that after a two year hiatus, that prices are at an all time high. Perhaps that's fair enough but sadly, even though you pay for a Mass (a full liter), your rarely receive one.
You often miss some of the best things in your own backyard due to the longing for the less accessible but don't forget to keep on the lookout for gems like the Grubsee if you live in the Munich area.
The Fichtelgerbirge area offers great hiking, food and beer. What's not to like?
Andechs is one of the premier beer hiking destinations in Bavaria. With a lush forest, hilltop monastery, brewing monks and some great views of the Alps, it's tough to top. Mix in the amazing beer and food and it's beer nirvana.
Munich is not just a place to see, it's a one to experience. To full savor the delights of the Bavarian capital, its best to do it with a local. Learn about about the best beers and foods to try with Beer Hiking Bavaria author Rich Carbonara, founder of Beerwanderers. Get off the bus and feel the earth move under your feet.
What is beer hiking in Pottenstein like? It's about as perfect as you'll find with hikes for all levels and a great dark beer as your reward.
Autumn can be the very best season for Beer Hiking in Bavaria.