Party Earth Review Less than a mile south of the famed Nymphenburg Palace, tree-lined Hirschgarten is a testament to duality: a simple but beautiful park arm-in-arm with one of the largest beer gardens in the entire world. Harkening back... ... read full review
De-la-Paz-Straße 80639 Munich
S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S8: Laim; 12, 16, 17: Romanplatz; 16, 17: Kriemhildenstraße
Beer Garden/Restaurant: 089 17999119
Beer Garden daily 11am–11pm
Restaurant daily 9am–midnight
Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, Munich –
Less than a mile south of the famed Nymphenburg Palace, tree-lined Hirschgarten is a testament to duality: a simple but beautiful park arm-in-arm with one of the largest beer gardens in the entire world.
Harkening back to its former incarnation as a hunting ground for noblemen, deer still roam a feeding area near the original hunting lodge, itself converted centuries ago to an eponymous restaurant with outdoor drinking space for eight thousand happy stein hoisters.
Customary to a facility this size, visitors will find all types tucked under Königlicher Hirschgarten’s many chestnut trees – from packs of college kids toasting loudly to ratty backpackers to moneyed older couples quietly reading in the shade – but just about everyone has a glistening liter of Augustiner or Kaltenberger on the table.
Crowd size can surge at random intervals throughout the day, and summer months are unceasingly busy, but even when the outdoor projection screens tune in a big game, finding a seat is rarely an issue. Beer munchies can be quelled quickly with traditional Bavarian grub, especially during the restaurant’s nightly all-you-can-eat buffet.
When the weather cooperates, weary tourists in need of a post-meal nap take to the ample expanse of grass, while those in need of a little more action to burn off their hops hit Hirschgarten’s nearby skate park, grinding out their calories with hard flips and pop shoves.
Diverse mix of college kids, soccer fans, savvy tourists, skaters, older moneyed locals, and traditional barrel-chested Bavarians with magnificent mustaches, 20s to 60s+.
Special events held regularly in the beer garden, including traditional Bavarian bands during holidays and other big celebrations.
Large projection screens in the beer garden for sports viewing.
Skate park and a deer viewing/feeding area.
Menu of traditional Bavarian grub in the Königlicher Hirschgarten.
Grub €5.50–€19. Beer €3.50–€8 .
Casual is the norm, though well-to-do locals tend to err on the upscale side.
Any sunny day or any time a big soccer match is on the projection screens.
Schloss Nymphenburg (“Nymphenburg Palace,” Schloß Nymphenburg 1) is the largest Baroque palace in Germany and features an adjoining park and nearby botanical garden. Backstage (Wilhelm-Hale-Straße 38) is a sprawling complex with both indoor and outdoor spaces for drinking, live concerts, movie showings, and club nights.