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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.

Cows on the alp in Vorarlberg

The white gold of Vorarlberg: The Cheese Road of Bregenzerwald

In 17 valley and 90 alpine dairies in the Bregenzerwald, the alpine dairymen produce mountain and alpine cheese according to an old tradition - from 100 percent silage-free milk, around 40 regional cheeses as well as butter and cream are made.
How, you can find out along the Cheese Road - by visiting the cheese house in Andelsbuch or the Oberdorf Alpine dairy. A detour to the cheese cellar in Lingenau is also worthwhile: more than 32,000 ripening rations of mountain and alpine cheeses are matured here. Stable tours, alpine hikes or tours of distilleries and breweries are offered. Top tip: The Alpine dairy museum in Hittisau.

Through the heart of Piedmont: The Monferrato Asti wine route

Green hills - covered with old churches, castles or palaces. Country roads winding through vineyards. Baroque little towns, farms and wineries that invite you to linger: The Monferrato Asti Wine Route leads through a cultural landscape marked by a centuries-old winegrowing tradition. Barbera d Asti, Monferrato and Nebbiolo are names that enchant wine connoisseurs.
The region is also famous for its hazelnuts, Fassone beef, robiola cheese and white truffles. Products that travellers along the route can try. At best  during one of the many culinary events that take place almost all year round.