What comes to mind when you think of a perfect summer’s day? A glass of chilled lager in a leafy garden setting, perhaps accompanied by something delicious to nibble on? Whatever the reason, beer gardens are a must-visit on any European trip and will give you the chance to host your very own Oktoberfest—prost!
Europe’s five finest beer gardens
The Crabtree, London - Located in Fulham on a splendid spot by the Thames, The Crabtree’s beer garden has been refurbished in Victorian pub style. (www.thecrabtreew6.co.uk)
Augustiner BrÄu Kloster Mulln, Salzburg - The only monastery in Austria that brews its own beer, it offers stunning hilltop views and excellent food. (www.augustinerbier.at)
Café De Jaren, Amsterdam - Café de Jaren is a Dutch institution, and with two terraces overlooking the picturesque Amstel River, it’s the perfect refuelling stop on a day of sightseeing.
Seehaus, Munich - With a capacity of 2,500 it is one of Munich’s biggest beer gardens; it also boasts a fantastic seafood restaurant (www.kuffher.de)
Letna, Prague - It offers awe-inspiring city views and also has in-line skating rails for kids. (www.praguebeergarden.com)