Europe's Best Beer Gardens

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)

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Europe's Best Beer Gardens

The Crabtree, London - Ask for a table under the willow tree for one of the best waterside views in the city

Europe's Best Beer Gardens

The Crabtree, London

Europe's Best Beer Gardens

The Crabtree, London

Europe's Best Beer Gardens

The Crabtree, London

Europe's Best Beer Gardens

Augustiner BrÄu Kloster Mulln, Salzburg - Before you get a refill, convention says you have to wash your own steinkrug, or beer mug

Europe's Best Beer Gardens

Café De Jaren, Amsterdam - The café has a great collection of international magazines and books. If you’re planning to take a boat trip around the city’s canals, ask your captain to drop you off at de Jaren at the end of the tour.(www.cafedejaren.nl)

Europe's Best Beer Gardens

Café De Jaren, Amsterdam

Europe's Best Beer Gardens

Café De Jaren, Amsterdam