The origin of German brewing: The hop and beer loop in Upper Bavaria
Hallertau is the largest continuous hop-growing area in the world. The fields cover an area of about 2400 square kilometres, a third of the world's harvest comes from here. But the region is also a popular destination for excursions - with sights such as the Schleyen Monastery, Neuburg an der Donau or the moated castle Reichertshausen.
Along the hop and beer loop, which leads from Munich via Freising and Ingolstadt back to the Bavarian capital, cyclists and hikers can discover many of the historic buildings, visit Weihenstephan, the oldest brewery in the world, or try a fresh draft beer in one of the countless beer gardens along the way.