Rustic inns are the epitome of Bavarian charm and hospitality. Their tradition reaches back to the Middle Ages, which saw the rise of the so-called Tafernwirtschaften, or taverns, where the landlords baked, brewed and made schnapps themselves. Many Bavarians continue to maintain this valuable culture – and invite visitors from near and far to join them. Even today, the “Wirtshaus”, or inn, holds an important cultural and social position in Bavarian society as a meeting place. Over a glass of beer or wine and some regional specialities, people experience Bavarian charm and hospitality – and in so doing continue a tradition dating back centuries.