San Antonio’s German heritage is celebrated at this venue, a converted 1894 Victorian mansion in the King William area. The Garten is the site of various events celebrated with beer, with bands playing everything from oompah to rock, as well as regular performances by the Mannerchor (men’s choir), which dates back to 1867. Lots of traditional German food, drink, and revelry make Oktoberfest an autumn high point. In December, a Kristkrindle Markt welcomes the holiday season with a European–style arts-and-crafts fair.