While I found our travel guidebook, Let's Go: Europe 2011, somewhat disappointing in a few aspects, its suggestions on where to go for a drink never let us down.We couldn't possibly visit Munich without a visit to a local beer garden, and what better place to go than the largest beer garden in the fricken world! That's right my friends, at 8,000 seats the Hirschgarten Biergarten is one heck of a place to grab a pint...er litre...or whatever those huge mugs hold.
|Step right up and pick a glass!|
The atmosphere was casual and relaxed, as a beer garden should be, and we felt like the only tourists there (though that's probably because not all tourists wear tshirts that make it glaringly obvious). It was so relaxed in fact that we weren't sure we were in the right place until we saw these beer mugs. There wasn't a lot of signage, and it took us a while to figure out a plan of attack, but eventually we got in line at a concession-like building and got ourselves some huuuuuge plates of delicious, sizzling food. And a pretzel.
|One of the most amazing meals of my life.|
Fun fact: apparently the beer garden is located next to a deer garden (hee hee). As in, there is a park full of deer on the other side of the fence! Let's Go did not mention this, so we had no idea Bambi & co. were nearby, but hey- being from BC, its not like we have never seen deer before.
|That was a lot of beer.|
|I did it!|
|The Mug Truck|
After enjoying our perfectly wonderful dinner and beer, Brit and I giggled our way back to the bus stop and eventually found our way back to the hotel. It was a great day and a lot of fun, and I when I think of Munich I will always remember that exceptionally perfect pretzel and the only beer that ever made me want to be a regular at a beer garden. To this day I can't guarantee that I wouldn't forsake my gluten-free ways if I were back in Munich just for another evening spent in Hirschgarten.