SHOPPERS in Huddersfield are sampling the flavours of southern Germany.

Traditional fare from the region feature at a Bavarian food and drink festival being held on Macaulay Street precinct outside Huddersfield bus station.

Delicious cheeses and delicacies like bratwurst, sauerkraut, pancakes and apple strudel are being cooked and served by staff wearing traditional Bavarian costumes.

The food - accompanied by beers and wines - is cooked on Bavarian "swing grills", and the tasty treats are served from wooden chalets and beer gardens.

To add to the atmosphere there is music and dancing - and stalls selling Bavarian sweets and souvenirs.

Chris Cotton, market operations manager for Kirklees Council, said the festival was one of only a handful taking place in the UK this year.

"We are delighted to be able to host this event," he said. "It reflects the council's commitment to keeping the town centres in Kirklees busy and vibrant."

The festival runs from 10am to 10pm daily until September 18.