August 2017

My favourite three Berlin Beer Gardens

A typical Beer Garden, according to Wikipedia is "an outdoor area in which beer and local food are served, typically at shared tables. Common entertainment includes music, song, and games, enjoyed in an atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit." I would like to introduce you to some of the lovely beer gardens in Berlin. On a nice and warm day, so many people are drawn to the beer gardens, restaurant terraces, and beach bars that are dotted all over the city, maybe you like them too on your next visit?

This is a beer garden called "Schleusenkrug" located in the "Tiergarten" park, next to the small river called Landwehrkanal. It is quite a large beer garden with an extensive beer selection and a good choice of typical German food. It is all self-service and you can reserve a table ahead of your visit to make sure you get a seat. The beer garden has approximately 300 seats and many of them are covered so you are safe, especially this summer when the odd rain shower comes along. It is a lovely place, very busy as it is located in the middle of the city and people can get there from many different directions. It is easily accessible by bike, public transport, by car, or on foot. Great for that after-work beer, as a break during your walk through the park and as a meeting point with friends and family. Don't forget to bring cash, no cards are being accepted.

Cafe am Neuen See
"Cafe am Neuen See"is another Beer Garden within the Tiergarten park area. In this spot, you have two choices for food and drinks. You can either choose the restaurant with service or the beer garden directly by the lake with self-service. Both are serving great beers and tasty pizzas in a very lovely setting by the lake under the big trees. It can get very busy as it is next to the Zoo and close to a residential area. They also hold events here, play music and many people who walk or cycle in the park come to this place for a break. Very popular!

The "Zollpackhof" Beer Garden is located on the outer Tiergarten park area, in between the Chancellor building, the parliament, and the government area. They have a restaurant in the main building as well as a large beer garden underneath the trees looking out on the river spree. This beer garden gets very busy in the evenings as it is within easy reach of the main train station and the government buildings, so many people come here after work and on their way home. It feels like a really nice place with views of some of Berlin's very well-known sights and among trees which have been declared natural monuments. And guess what, the elector Friedrich Wilhelm started the first restaurant here already back in the 17th century. So I guess the Zollpackhof was always meant to be a place for people to get together for great food and drinks... Cheers!

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