Why dumplings are rarely off the menu in Trentino-Alto Adige, north Italy

The South Tyrolean people of the Dolomites love canederli – bread dumplings, delicious when filled with tangy cheese and smoky speck

Dark beer and dumplings in Bavaria: a visit to the world’s oldest monastic brewery

Weltenburg Abbey, on a bend in the Danube, has been making rich, dark beers for more than 1,000 years – and has a B&B for those who may need an overnight stay