The Best Beer Gardens to Visit in Berlin

Enjoy a beer in Berlin | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr
Enjoy a beer in Berlin | © Alper Çuğun / Flickr
Photo of Alice Dundon
24 January 2018

The beer gardens, or ‘biergarten,’ of Berlin have their own charm, offering the perfect place to unwind from the busy day and enjoy an evening drink outside. Take a look at our top biergartens to sample some traditional German beer in a suitably scenic setting.

Hofbräu Berlin

Restaurant, German, Beer, European, $$$
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Hofbräu Berlin
Hofbräu Berlin | © Kvikk / WikiCommons

When it comes to a traditional German dining and drinking experience, it doesn’t get much closer than Hofbräu Berlin. A piece of Bavaria in central Berlin, this space is the self-proclaimed largest beer hall in Europe. The 6,000 square foot space is decorated in a traditional style, making this typical German beer hall a unique and inviting experience for locals and tourists alike.

Prater Biergarten

Pub, Restaurant, German, $$$
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Prater Biergarten | © valakirka / Flickr
Prater Biergarten is located on trendy street, Kastanienallee in the heart of Berlin. The city’s oldest beer garden, it has a vast yard and picnic-style seating. Visitors can enjoy traditional German beers, including light Pils lager and darker numbers, along with delicious homemade German food under the shade of chestnut trees.

Cafe am Neuen See

Cafe, Restaurant, German, Austrian, $$$
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Cafe am Neuen See
Cafe am Neuen See | © Jan Erik Gulliksen / Flickr
Cafe am Neuen See is a picture-perfect beer garden overlooking an idyllic lake. A popular spot in the summer, visitors can also take cover under rugs to enjoy this tranquil beer garden in the winter. They’re famed for their Leberkäse – a meatloaf-style dish popular in Germany and Austria – as well as pretzels, and of course their plentiful beers to wash it all down. Guests can also rent a boat and take it out into the water to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in this central Berlin oasis.

Brauhaus Rixdorf

Pub, Restaurant, German, $$$
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Brauhaus Rixdorf
Brauhaus Rixdorf | © Frank schubert / WikiCommons

Hidden amongst the bustling streets of Neukölln, Brauhaus Rixdorf is a brewery offering typical hearty German food and a huge selection of thirst-quenching beers. Its large patio and cosy biergarten are open to visitors in the summer, who come to enjoy the relaxed and authentic atmosphere.

Zollpackhof Biergarten

Restaurant, German, Beer, $$$
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Beer and pretzel at Zollpackhof Biergarten
Beer and pretzel at Zollpackhof Biergarten | © Jan Keyser / Flickr
Zollpackhof Biergarten is perfectly located by the river Spree. It’s a great place to unwind and enjoy some brews under the shade of the surrounding chestnut trees. With views of the German Chancellery, or Bundeskanzleramt, visitors can sit back and relax while enjoying some hearty German treats and cold traditional beers.

Loretta am Wannsee

Restaurant, German, Beer, $$$
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Loretta Biergarten
Loretta Biergarten | © Foto Fitti / WikiCommons

Located on the outskirts of Berlin, this traditional beer garden is worth the travel, offering stunning scenery and an outstanding selection of beers. Authentic Bavarian beer is served with an array of southern specialities, letting visitors enjoy a taste of Bavaria in Berlin.

AMPELMANN Restaurant

Restaurant, Fast Food, Fusion, German, $$$
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Take a seat opposite Museum Island | © Mikko Lahti / Flickr
AMPELMANN Restaurant is perfectly located opposite Berlin’s Museum Island. This quirky themed restaurant is named after Berlin’s iconic Ampelmann, the beloved traffic light man that originated in Eastern Germany. A rather touristy spot, this outdoor beer garden offers comfortable sun loungers and views of some of the city’s top sight. Here, visitors can sip beer and watch the city go by under the warming summer sun.