Going to Munich: Preparing For the Beer Gardens

April 6, 2014 Hanny 2 Comments

A few months ago, I wrote a post about 15 Fun Facts about Germany. I ended the post hoping to see the beer gardens that Munich offers.

After a few months of planning, I decided that what was best for me wasn’t to keep my 9-5 pm job, but to dream as much as I could and follow it. So after having a heart to heart with myself, I made a very hard choice that could either make my life better or make my life worse…

I decided to take the next step in my life, to turn to the next chapter of my book and to follow my dreams. This dream is taking me all the way to Munich in about 3 months and I couldn’t be anymore happy and terrified at the same time. I have never had the experience of living abroad by myself and the thought of it brings a sense of freedom, but also a sense of fear. Of course, like all changes in life that is absolutely normal and although I do not know what to expect, I am happy to experience this new adventure.

Not only will I be able to visit the beer gardens in Munich, but I will also be learning German at one of the oldest universities in Munich. I’m grateful for the opportunity, but I am more thrilled about the beer gardens. Thus, I took it upon myself to do a bit more research on the beer gardens in Munich and this is what I found.

Beer Gardens

Augustiner-Keller

According to Tripadvisor, this is ranked as #1 and was given the certificate of excellence in 2013. As I read the reviews, everyone had something good to say about it. Augustiner-keller has about 5,000 seats and is the third largest beer garden in Munich.

What makes this place so great? The beer is served straight out of wooden barrels, you can choose to sit inside or outside, and you can pick self-service or have a waitress.

Hofbraukeller

Located at Wiener Platz, this beer garden is located near shops and cafes. During the weekends, a band plays while everyone else is under chestnut trees or  sun umbrellas enjoying their food and beer.

What makes this place so great? It looks great at night, cocktails are served in the evening, there is wifi and from my research there is child care (though I don’t really need that).

Hirschgarten

This beer garden has around 8,000 seats under chestnut trees, which makes this the largest beer garden in Munich.

What makes this place so great? It is right next to a deer park! Now who wouldn’t want to see deer?

There are many beer gardens that seem great to visit, but these three stuck out to me the most. Hopefully, I’ll end up seeing more than just three beer gardens, but for now I am ready to see some great beer gardens and hopefully they are as amazing as they sound.

Word of the day: Biergarten (beer garden)

xxHanny

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2 Comments

  • anniemariepeters May 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    Best of luck on your Biergarten tour! I have to admit, I’m a little jealous. Sitting in one of those 8,000 seats under the chestnut trees sounds like an amazing way to spend the day.

  • Kate Ryan January 5, 2015 at 3:47 am

    I’m sort of ashamed that I’ve never heard of the beer gardens in Munich until now. I actually had to google them to make sure I understood what they were, but now that I have educated myself, I’m pretty hooked on the idea of checking them out myself when I’m in Europe later in the year. To be honest, I’m pretty much planning on winging my whole trip and only have a few places that are on the list of PLACES I MUST GO TO BECAUSE MY LIFE DEPENDS ON IT (Cough, London, Cough, Paris, Cough, Ljubljana), and I’m kind of intrigued about Munich now….

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