By the time September has rolled around, travelers are in search of fail foliage and perhaps more importantly a good Oktoberfest brew. And those beers are always better in a German atmosphere and outdoors. I made my way to Germany’s capital to sip on the beers at the historic Prater Garten, the oldest beer garden in the city. Before the cold sets into Berlin, make your way to Berlin and the Prater Garten for a taste of history in the city.
History with Your Brat and Beer: Prater Garten is one of Berlin’s many historic attractions. It remains the city’s oldest beer garden. Frothy brews have been poured in this outdoor space in the city since 1837. It would be the Kalbo Family’s purchase of the grounds in 1852 that would begin the space’s development. The Prater Garten would become a beer garden, outdoor café, restaurant, leisure space, and even a stage for performances and sporting events. It would survive bombing raids and the silence of life under East Germany.
Cheap Eats and Drinks: If you are in Berlin from April through September, you can take advantage of the Prater Garten’s cheap eats. The beer garden boasts menu items like a bratwurst sausage on a bread roll for just €3. Pretzels run just €2.50. A draught Prater Pils will set you back €3.50. A darker lager like the Prater Schwarzbier runs for the same price at €3.50. The Prater Garten has a whole list of menu options in terms of drinks and food. Orders can be placed at the two stands and then diners enjoy their cheap meal on picnic style tables in Berlin’s outdoors. The Prater Restaurant serves bigger plates of German fare at higher prices.
Where it is? A giant sign welcomes you to Prater Garten and its open oasis in the middle of Berlin. The Berlin staple resides in the neighborhood of Prenzlauer Berg. The neighborhood is known for its broad sidewalk cafes, hip boutiques and even trendier people. Prenzlauer Berg is just a short walk from Eberswalder Strasse Station. The area has come a long way from its days in East Germany, brightening with endless people watching opportunities and colorful facades. Prater sets up on Kastanienalle 7-9.
When is it open? The Prater Beer Garden is only open April through September, weather permitting. On a sunny day in September, travelers in Berlin can stop by for a beer in the outdoor setting, just to get in the mood for Oktoberfest events. The beer garden is open beginning at 12:00. The Prater Restaurant however remains open year round Monday through Saturday from 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 p.m.
Don't forget to 'Like us' on Facebook!
Get new posts delivered by email:
Top Travel Deals on RSS
How To Not Look Like a Tourist in MilanComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Not every tourist blends into this fashion capital. Here are a few ways to make the transition from tourist to local in Milan....read more
5 U.S. Airport Improvements for 2015Comments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
From better transportation to new dining options, here are some of the most impressive improvements in 5 airports across the U.S....read more
4 Things To Know About U.S. Travel to CubaComments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
Before you start booking your tickets to Cuba, be sure you study up on the changes for U.S. travelers....read more
5 Things to Do in Las Vegas (That Aren't Gambling)Comments: 0Rating: 0 / 0
If you don’t want to risk your hard earned cash in games of chance, there’s still plenty of fun and awesome stuff to do there....read more
18 Travel Industry Terms to KnowComments: 1Rating: 0 / 0
Here’s a list of a few terms, phrases and acronyms to assist you navigating the travel industry and get on to actually traveling somewhere....read more
California: CST #2090295-40, Nevada: SOT #2007-0081, Iowa: SOT #883, Washington: SOT #6027859380010001
Some of the content posted herein are the views and opinions of the individual blogger's and do not represent the views and opinions of OneTravel. It may be the case that OneTravel is partnering with a particular travel supplier mentioned in a blog post, however, all views and opinions expressed herein by parties other then OneTravel are by the respective bloggers.
© 2014 W K Travel, Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright for all material appearing on this website is owned by W K Travel, Inc. Persons accessing this website are authorized to view and print material from this website for information purposes only. Any other use of this material is restricted to non-commercial purposes and must include this copyright notice.
W K Travel Inc. owns the following Trademarks and Servicemarks appearing on this website:
OneTravel, OneTravel.com, and 1Travel. Trademarks and servicemarks for all other products and services appearing on this website are the trademarks and servicemarks of their respective owners.