Beer gardens in Munich are places of cosiness, togetherness and meeting. And they follow their own rules. Where else is it allowed to bring his own food or his own snack?

This "Brotzeitrecht" from the King's time has been preserved to this day and is one of the most distinctive characteristics of the over 100 beer gardens in the Isarmetropole.

Why are there chestnut trees in the beer gardens

This tradition is also based on the history of beer gardens. In the past beer could only be brewed in the cold months, since in the summer the fire risk would have been too high. That is why the beer was stored in beer pots under the ground. Despite the thick vault walls, the beer cellars were too warm, so they were planted with shade-spreading trees.

The horse-chestnut offered itself as an ideal tree for three reasons:

  • It grows fast
  • It has large leaves that give a lot of shade.
  • She is a flat rocker. Their roots did not damage the masonry of the vault.


The most famous Munich beer gardens

Enjoy cozy hours in the beer gardens of Munich, with beer and offered food, or take your own small picnic basket with you.

We recommend the following of the most popular beer gardens in Munich:

Der Knigge for the beer garden

The food

Even if it is allowed to bring your own snack, you should observe some rules. Because fast food of the next kebab, ready-made pizza and plastic bags are not welcome.

The perfect snack for the beer garden consists of traditional dishes - or a corresponding combination: Obazda, tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, sausage salad, potato salad, cheese, radi (white radish), leberkäse, bread, butter, salt and pepper.

And you do not just eat on the table is self-evident. The best way is to put a red-and-white checkered table cloth on the table. You should also have wooden boards, a sharp knife, cutlery and napkins with you.

Since also plastic bags are frowned upon in the beer garden, take a basket. This is an excellent fit for Munich's cityscape and is almost unrecognizable as a tourist.

The courtesy

Sit down at a busy table and talk to your seat neighbors. For not Bavaria it is perhaps the most unusual - but a great experience to have uncomplicated small talk.

The “Zuprosten” (saying cheers) is a vital thing at the Oktoberfest, when it comes to courtesy.

Whoever does it only drinks at the first sip, is quickly considered rude. Be sure to follow the example of other “Wiesn”-visitors. And keep in mind: Always look your opposite in the eyes when saying cheers.