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When nobody’s home in Hetzelsdorf

Beer Hiking Bavaria is a great guide that details 50 hikes in Bavaria which pass by or end at some of Bavaria's best breweries. This one near Forchheim in Franconia brings you to the local brewing legend in Hetzelsdorf, Penning-Zeissler.

Penning Weihnachtsfestbier

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Weihnachtsfestbier is a Christmas treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Fest has a great malty palate and dry finish and is easy to drink at 5.5%.

Penning Weihnachtsbock

Penning Hetzelsdorfer Weihnachtsbock is a Christmas treat from the small countryside brewery whose Vollbier is legendary. This Bock has a great malty palate and dry finish and is easy to drink at 6.5%.

The Magic of the Walberla

The Walberlafest is perhaps Germany's oldest spring festival. Set high on a hill called the Walberla, it is certainly the most atmospheric.