Food & Drink

17 days of drinking in Berlin for Oktoberfest

Published On 09/24/2013 Published On 09/24/2013
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1. Café am Neuen See Lichtensteinallee 2, Berlin, 10787

On a large pond in Tiergarten (Berlin’s largest park), Neuen See Café is as close as it gets to a countryside vacation without shelling out for a regional train ticket. You’ll find both tourists and local families here eating Bavarian specialties all season long (try the Flammkuchen, best described as a German pizza).

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2. Britz Garden Buckower Damm 146, Berlin, 12349 (Neukoln)

One of Berlin's most beloved and beautiful parks, the 90-acre Britz Garden hosts a number of concerts and events, and is home to a myriad of flower gardens (the rose garden contains more than 150 species).

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3. The Pub Berlin Rochstr. 14 A, Berlin, 10178 (Mitte)

This franchise of Pubs are spread across Europe, offering plenty of beer options, as well as a thick food menu that features every kind of bar food imaginable.

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4. Hofbräuhaus Berlin Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 30, Berlin, 10178 (Mitte)

The Berlin location of the legendary Hofbraeuhaus offers the same fun-loving atmosphere, massive steins of delicious suds, and hearty biergarten fare as the original.

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5. Brauhaus Spandau Neuendorfer Str. 1, Berlin, 13585

The restaurant/brewery/beer garden explodes with activity during Oktoberfest, but even when there aren't official festivities going on, it's always festive inside.

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6. Biergarten am Orankesee OrankestraĂźe 41, Berlin, 13053

This fun-loving beer garden knows a thing or two about slinging suds. With 14 unique brews on the menu (as well as wine and cocktails), and a healthy amount of tasty nosh options, you'll leave here happy and full.

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7. Alexanderplatz Alexanderplatz, Berlin, 10179 (Mitte)

Named in honor of the Russian Emperor Alexander I, the Alexanderplatz is a large public square and transportation hub in the central Mitte district of Berlin.

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8. Berlin Republic Schiffbauerdamm 8, Berlin, 10117 (Berlin)

If you're a big fan of beer on tap (why wouldn't you be?), you'll love Berlin Republic, which has 18 varieties of brews on draft, as well as an assortment of German sausages and pretzels on the food menu.

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9. Marcus Bräu Münzstr. 1-3, Berlin, 10178 (Mitte)

Not only can you get a myriad of delicious brews at this beer hall, but you can also order some tasty German fare, with the epitome being their classic schnitzels.

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10. Potsdamer Platz Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, 10785

This historic public square and intersection sees up to 100,000 people every day, coming to experience the coalescence of art, shopping, and entertainment that the square features.

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11. Diedersdorf Castle Kirchplatz 5-6, Diedersdorf, 15831

The Diedersdorf Castle is well-known throughout Germany, and is a popular spot for weddings, parties, and corporate events, which are easily hosted on its large grounds and in its expansive interior.