German wine traditions go back to Roman times and beer brewing is almost as old. As early as 1512 German beer purity laws were introduced controlling the ingredients allowed in use of the making of this amber colored favorite made of hops or barley.
Germany together with Belgium is the center of beer making with over 8 thousand of different types of beers prepared in hundreds of smaller and larger breweries all over the country. Numerous beer and wine festivals are held in beer makings centers around the southern state of Bavaria with the world famous Munich beer festival held in September every year.
Wine productions centers around the rolling hills of the romantic Rhine and Moselle rivers and you can join several cruises that offer opportunities for local wine tasting., but the state of Franconia also boasts some 6 thousand hectares of picturesque vineyards providing some of the best wines to sample during a romantic getaway.
During your tour around Germany you will visit many medieval towns, quaint wine villages and fairy tale landscapes with plenty of opportunities to taste some local favorites.