Rosenheim Herbstfest / by Sarah L. Donovan

I had no idea that there were mini-Wiesn festivals all over Germany. Rosenheim is only about half an hour away from Munich, so we decided to spend the last Saturday of the festival in the cute little town. Rosenheim is gorgeous - like that European-cobblestone-road gorgeous. The festival was a lot of fun and I think a lot more authentic, as it is not known to have 1 million visitors in the first weekend! The Dirndls were stunning and there were no drunk Aussies stumbling around and causing trouble. My kind of beer festival indeed. If you're in Germany a week or two before Oktoberfest I'd highly recommend checking out Rosenheim.