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Beer garden guide: Greater Munich

Get on your bike and take a ride out of the city: five Arcadian beer gardens in the Munich hinterland.

Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe


A comfortable beer garden is not the only thing Waldwirtschaft Großhesselohe has to offer. Because of the live music you are able to enjoy, this exciting venue got the surname jazz beer garden. The Waldwirtschaft (forest management), which was taken over by the current landlord Sepp Krätz in 1982, oozes an idyllic charm and features traditional Bavarian kitchen and a breeze of elegance. The latter is not only created by the background music. Besides snacks and grilled specialties, there are also daily changing meals on the menu.


Address: Georg-Kalb-Straße 3, 82049 Großhesselohe near Munich / opening times: daily from 10.30 a.m /website:


Bräustüberl Weihenstephan


How about a biking tour from Munich to the oldest brewery in the world which is actually situated in Freising? In 725, a Benedictine monastery was built on the hilltop of Weihenstephan. Soon, the monks started to brew beer - and when they obtained the brewing and selling rights for beer in 1040 – the monastery brewery Weihenstephan was opened. Additionally, Bräustüberl Weihenstephan is the official birth place of obatzda (a Bavarian cheese specialty). Do you really need more reasons to visit this beer garden?


Address: Weihenstephaner Berg 10, 85354 Freising / opening times: daily from 10 to 24 o’ clock / website:


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Landgasthof Kugler Alm


It causes a bit of a holiday-like feeling when you stretch out your legs under an ale-bench at Landgasthof Kugler Alm. This is where you can sit on the Green or a nice terrace from which you will have a fantastic view over the Ebersberg meadow and the fields down to a little valley. Take a deep breath and suck in the fresh air before you return to the city. A children’s playground waits for the little guests while the adults can take a walk or have a biking tour.


Address: Aßlkofen 4, 85560 Ebersberg / opening times: daily from 10 a.m. / day of rest on Tuesdays and Wednesdays / website:


Fischzucht Königssee


It doesn’t always have to be hendl (roast chicken) or schnitzel. How about fish from the smokehouse for a change? Fischzucht Königssee offers freshly roasted fish on a stick and invites you to a cool Maß (Bavarian measure for beverages, equals 1 litre of beer) at the beer garden. While having a snack, one can enjoy the view over Watzmann. Whatever the weather is like, the neighbour fishing hut is really worth a trip. Where else can you see shoals cavorting in two big floor fish tanks right under your feet?


Address: An der Stangermühle 10-12, 83471 Schönau / opening times: depends on the season, more info via: 08652 / 65 66 00 / website:


Liebhard's Bräustüberl zu Aying


It’s located just 25 kilometres from the city centre but it’s already a different world: Liebhard's Bräustüberl zu Aying introduces you to an idyllic village atmosphere with a beer garden and church bells in the background. The garden has around 450 seats in the self-service area and 500 seats in the service area. Ayinger beer, which is served at the venue, has already won many international awards – including the “One of the Top Ten Breweries in the World” award in 2003, 2004 and 2005.


Address: Münchener Straße 2, 85653 Aying / opening times: daily from 10 to 24 o’clock / website: