When in… Munich
Naturally, Munich’s famous food market right in the heart of the city also has a biergarten. It is situated in the middle of the market under the shade of chestnut trees and it is a magnet for both tourists and locals. They serve beer from the city’s biggest breweries here and you can also eat food from the surrounding stalls.
You don’t even have to travel into Munich to quaff a beer in a biergarten. The airport has its own brewery, Airbräu, the only one of its kind in the world. And next door is a biergarten that seats up to 600 people, making it the largest covered biergarten in Europe. There’s also live music during the summer.
Terminal 3, Munich Airport
Several places in this huge city park serve beer. One of the most popular is next to Chinaturm, a 25-meter tower in the middle of the park. It can hold 7,000 people, which makes it the second largest biergarten in Munich.
Englischer Garten 3
This biergarten is over 200 years old and can accommodate 5,000 guests. Here, under tall trees, they serve Augustiner beer and traditional Bavarian food. A good choice even in inclement weather as they also have a large indoor bierkeller and there are play areas for kids right next to it.
Munich is home to six of the largest breweries in Germany. There are also numerous smaller local ones in the shadow of these giants such as Richelbräu, a microbrewery run by a group of beer lovers. It’s slightly off the beaten track in the Neuhausen district, but it’s the perfect place to welcome the spring, far from the tourist trap biergartens in the city itself. It also has a small courtyard with tables.