Beer garden at the Chinesischer Turm

In the shade of the pagoda

The beer garden in the middle of the Englischer Garten (English Garden) is not only a popular spot with locals. Tourists from around the world also love this green oasis, where they can mix and mingle with the locals.

With a good 7,000 or so seats, the beer garden at the Chinesischer Turm (Chinese Tower) is the second largest in Munich. It is located directly below a 25-metre high wooden Chinese-style pagoda, which used to have its own viewing platform.

Nowadays, the tower is closed to visitors; however, in good weather, a brass band plays on one of its five storeys (Wednesday from 3 p.m., Friday from 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m.).

Especially romantic and atmospheric is the Christmas market around the Chinese Tower.

The beer garden is connected to a restaurant of the same name. Here, guests are treated to Bavarian and Austrian delicacies, which can be enjoyed inside or out on the large terrace.

Tip: If you are keen to explore the Englischer Garten after a trip to the beer garden or restaurant, why not try a relaxing carriage ride? They leave directly from the Chinesischer Turm.



Photo: Jochen Knobloch

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Due to the coronavirus, several events in Munich are postponed or cancelled. Please check the websites of the hosts and institutions to find out whether events are taking place or visits are possible. For more information about your stay in Munich please have a look here. The tourist information offices at Hauptbahnhof (central station) and at Marienplatz are closed until further notice.

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