Berlin’s Tiergarten is the biggest park in the city and the second largest urban park in the country. Inside this green oasis is Café am Neuen See, a fantastic beer garden situated on the banks of the river that runs through the park. Hundreds of tables fill the garden, and on a sunny afternoon they are packed with locals and tourists enjoying the warm weather and a cold beer. After enjoying lunch or dinner, guests can stroll through the park or ride a rowboat down the river. The beer garden serves a nice selection of König Ludwig beers and wines, as well as plenty of food and desserts.
We visited Café am Neuen See on a warm Wednesday evening. Almost every table was packed with people eating dinner and drinking beers. We spent several hours enjoying our food and drinks and talking to some local Berliners. We tried the König Ludwig Weissbier; it was a very smooth beer with light carbonation and a nice banana and wheaty flavor. This beer garden is on the top of our list of the best places to enjoy a great beer in Berlin; the atmosphere is calm and relaxed, the food is good and reasonably priced, the setting was gorgeous and everyone we met was very friendly.
Address: Café am Neuen See, Straße des 17. Juni, 10557 Berlin (located inside the Tiergarten)