Bavaria's best Beer Gardens

Bavaria’s beer garden season starts in May and runs right through to October. The shade of ancient horse chestnut trees become a rendezvous for both young and old and locals and visitors alike: a place to enjoy a convivial glass of cool beer and some tasty Bavarian snacks. You can even bring your own picnic.

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Waitress serving beer

World famous brewery culture »

The creation of the beer gardens in Munich and the surrounding area dates back to a time when brewing was banned during the summer months due to the increased risk of fire.

"Klostergasthof“ beer garden in Raitenhaslach

Upper Bavaria’s very special beer gardens – top tips and state secrets »

To top it all, guests can also enjoy some spectacular scenery: sunny gardens with Alpine views, cool gardens on the water’s edge, chic gardens in abbey grounds, shady gardens under the umbrella of ancient horse chestnut trees.

Beergarden "Chinesischer Turm"

Top Beer Gardens in Munich and surrounding »

The tradition of beer gardens has spread all over Germany, but you won't get the genuine thing anywhere else but in greater Munich

Beer garden in Bamberg

Franconia – the home of beer and beer cellars »

What are known as beer gardens in the south are called beer cellars in the north. But rather than sitting “in” the beer cellar you actually sit on top of it!

Bamberg beer cellar - Wilde Rose Keller

Bamberg’s beer cellars »

The beer lovers of Bamberg do not descend to their beer cellars to have a good beer, quite the contrary, they go uphill onto the cellars. There are two hills in Bamberg, Stephansberg hill and Kaulberg hill, that were literally undermined in the Middle Ages, with people digging for sand used as scouring powder.

Typical Bavarian beer garden

All about Bavarian beer gardens »

Off to a great start. The beer garden season officially starts in May in true style round the maypole with traditional May dances and a barrel of tasty “Maibock”. More about the fine diffenence ...


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Beer garden at lake Chiemsee © Tourismusverband Chiemgau e.V.