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  1. A Day in Munich's Viktualienmarkt - Ctrl Alt Travel
    July 24, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

    […] center of the market is the bier garden (we’ll come back to that.) Beyond that are more stands selling all manner of fresh and […]

  2. A Perfect Day in Freiburg | 100 Cities to home swap before you die
    May 16, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    […] street. Come in the summer and sit under the trees and enjoy a few pints. Before you head into the biergarten, check out the Bach (stream) across the way and the stone crocodile in the […]

  3. Football Convert - Grounded Traveler
    June 15, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    […] a social experience. During the World Cup two years ago I sat with friends several times in the biergartens to watch games. You came early to get a good seat and some food, not a 4 hour tailgate, but maybe […]

  4. Adam
    May 28, 2012 @ 9:00 pm

    My favorite type of German park :)

  5. Dogs in Public in Germany » Grounded Traveler
    May 19, 2012 @ 3:53 pm

    […] to the US, Germany is a more public society. More walking around and much more outside. Dogs seem to fit right into this. Smaller apartments and more urban areas seem to lead to a desire […]

  6. Laurence
    May 19, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    The beer in Germany (along with the currywurst of course!) was one of the real highlights of the time I spent there. That is a country that takes its beer very seriously!

    • Andrew
      May 20, 2012 @ 10:22 am

      That they do. They take their currywurst seriously too.

  7. Heidi @GreatFamilyEscape
    May 17, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Ahhhhh…. The thought of beer gardens has me putting Germany near the top of my list of places to visit first. What could be better than a combination of the outdoors, beer and family? Maybe it’s because of my close roots (Netherlands), but this just seems like my ideal setting. The pictures you included here are perfect -so inviting.

    • Andrew
      May 17, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

      Yes do come visit in Germany. Thanks for the compliment on the pictures. Especially on the warm days and summer nights, they really are nice places.

  8. Debbie Beardsley @ European Travelista
    May 17, 2012 @ 1:06 am

    Biergartens are some of my favorite places to be in Germany! Thanks for starting spring off right.

    • Andrew
      May 17, 2012 @ 1:20 pm

      Thanks for the comment.

  9. Jeremy Branham
    May 16, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    I had no idea they had these in Germany! :)

    In my time in Germany, I didn’t go to one but I did go to the Hofbrauhaus in Munich. Next time I am here, I will definitely do the biergarten. I love how they have these located next to parks and rivers. Fantastic locations!

    I am sure a few of these will be occupied during the summer. Will they have TVs set up for Euro 2012?

    • Andrew
      May 17, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

      Well they are actually next to breweries and ARE parks. It just happens that a lot of breweries are next to rivers for other reasons.

      Yeah, everywhere will have TVs for the Euro 2012.

  10. John
    May 15, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

    I love biergartens – we’re finally getting one in my hometown (which is sorely needed!).

    • Andrew
      May 15, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

      That sounds awesome. What is your hometown?

  11. Gillian @OneGiantStep
    May 15, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    I love the communal aspect to the Biergarten; rather than at a pub where we all sit at our own tables. It’s a great evolution of an idea!

    • Andrew
      May 15, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

      Our pubs here have some big communal tables too. Though rarely the big benches.

  12. A Montrealer Abroad
    May 15, 2012 @ 2:42 pm

    I love beer gardens – definitely one of my favorite sides to German culture!

    • Andrew
      May 15, 2012 @ 9:10 pm

      Yup definitely.

  13. Sabrina
    May 15, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Thanks for the Biergarten history. I actually had no idea how they came about. I like it though! Oh, I miss a proper Biergarten here. Some places now started having patios and I appreciate that upgrade, but it’s too hot and dry here for green to really be a natural part of the scenery. And the culture is different too. People wouldn’t really go for it I think.

    • Andrew
      May 15, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

      Yeah, ever the practical Germans. I liked the history story too.

      I think people might go for it, but it would be so different as to lose the appeal. Some of the things that the American’s wouldn’t accept like big communal tables are what makes it cool.

      • Sabrina
        May 16, 2012 @ 12:46 am

        True :) I can’t imagine the “Biertische” going over well here!

  14. Laurel
    May 15, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

    I love beer gardens and am so glad that beer garden season is finally here!

    • Andrew
      May 15, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

      Yup, me too. And soon it will be football season which will mesh with beer garden season and make it a nice loud beer filled night to be out.