Top 5 Beer Gardens in Munich
Looking for the best beer gardens in Munich? You’ll find places all around the Bavarian capital, but finding the best will make your time in Munich one to remember!
Munich is famous for beer, (you’ve heard of Oktoberfest!) and as a traveller, you’ll probably need help finding the top 5 Beer Gardens! They’re more than just a place to drink; they’re places for festivals, celebrations, and are steeped in rich history. For example, even tapping a keg is a symbolic celebratory act for Bavarians. And every beer garden has its own vibe, too. Some are big enough to get lost in, and others are more intimate. There’ll always be one a stone’s throw away from you, so read on for the Top 5 Beer Gardens in Munich!
1.The Augustiner Keller
One of our favourite beer gardens in Munich is the Augustiner Keller, serving delicious Augustiner brews every day since 1812. It has seating for 7,000 on a summer evening, and is one of the best known historical beer gardens in Munich! Emblematic to the Bavarian capital, this brewery has several sites around the city. Even if it’s on the tourist trail – it’s not one to miss!
The Hischgarten is the world’s largest beer garden, with enough seats for 8,000 lucky people. This doesn’t mean you’ll be waiting forever for your round – they’re hot on great service. Some of the beers are an impressive 7.9%, so be careful with your consumption! This place is of course well-trodden on the tourist route, but with a history dating back to 1791, it’s also like ticking off a museum, right?
3. The Max Emanuel Brauerei (Max E)
Located in the heart of the student area, Max E is a great place for students and the young at heart to mingle over a cool drink. There’s also a beer hall inside and food served, but with 700 seats outside there should be enough space for you to enjoy an evening alfresco (open 11am to 11pm). Enjoy the international vibe from the nearby university and pull up a chair!
4. The Aumeister Biergarten
The smaller and more exclusive Aumeister Biergarten in the park serves up Hofbrau to the crowds, and was once a garden reserved for royalty! There’s are also live music events throughout the summer. If you’re more into smaller crowds, then get yourself down to Aumeister – a great spot to grab a sausage, a beer, and enjoy the fresh air.
The beer garden in the Viktualienmarkt is special in that it allows you to bring in your own food, and serves a variety of beers each week. With over 100 market stalls located a stone’s throw away, you’re bound to find yourself making a picnic of it. The market is also located in the historic city centre, offering you the opportunity to learn about the market’s history, all while enjoying a beer!
Where to Stay in Munich
Book your bed at Euro Youth Hostel for the best beds and international bar in town. They offer a range of room types, so you’ll find something to suit your needs while in Munich. You’re also guaranteed to love their Happy Hour, and live music at the weekends. And if you plan on visiting during Oktoberfest, make sure you book your room well in advance as it’s a popular place for festival goers! Did we mention it’s incredibly close to the festival grounds?!
Top 5 Beer Gardens in Munich
Now that you know about the top 5 Beer Gardens in Munich, it’s time to plan your adventure to the Bavarian capital! And if you want to enjoy a beer outside the gardens, you can! Public consumption of alcohol is legal and rather common in Germany. So grab a few beers to go and find a nice spot in a park to relax and enjoy a drink. Munich fully embraces their beer culture, and we encourage you to, too!
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