Our most attractive beer gardens
From cosy and rustic to elegant ambience
When the temperature rises, a cool beer and other beverages are best enjoyed outdoors. That’s why there are beer gardens everywhere in NRW, where visitors are welcome to sit and relax.
There are a wide range of places where you can enjoy a beer in Your NRW: While on cool days, traditional breweries are ideal for trying out the beer specialities on offer in Your NRW, on hot summer days, the best option is to head for the beer gardens, which offer Pils, Alt and Kölsch beers. You’ll find the most attractive beer gardens in your region in NRW in our overview.
Bergisches Land region
The Thomashof is a somewhat different kind of beer garden. Dairy products are produced on the farm, and are a speciality here. Cheese dishes, ice cream and salads taste particularly good outdoors here in the Bergisches Land region.
Bonn and the surrounding area
Alter Zoll, Bonn
In the Alter Zoll beer garden, visitors can enjoy the view over the Rhine through to the government district and beyond to the Siebengebirge hills. Without doubt, this is a great place for day trippers, with a wonderful view!
This Bahnhöfchen, or little station, used to be the terminus for the Brötalbahn, the oldest narrow gauge railway in Germany. Today, beer garden guests can not only enjoy their drink, but can also look out over a unique view of the Bonn skyline.
Düsseldorf and the Neanderland region
On the Rheinterrassen Platz square in Düsseldorf, there’s space for up to 1,000 guests. Here, you can sit in the shade of the trees and enjoy an unspoilt view out onto the Rhine.
Eifel region and Aachen
Lago Beach Zülpich
There’s a real holiday atmosphere at the Lago Beach in Zülpich. With your feet dabbling in the sand, sipping a cool drink and enjoying the beautiful view onto the water, with a separate beach on the water sports lake. The beer garden itself is a social integration company, which also has employees with disabilities.
Cologne and the Rhein-Erft district
Beer garden by the Aachener Weiher, Cologne
With a view over a lake, comfortable wicker beach chairs and deckchairs, and a swing seat, the beer garden by the Aachen Weiher pond in Cologne is a great place to relax.
Bootshaus Alte Liebe, Cologne
Guests enjoying their drink at the Bootshaus Alte Liebe (“Old love boathouse”) will be gently rocked to and fro by the waves. A real Cologne beer garden classic, right on the river Rhine!
Club Astoria, Cologne
What used to be an officer’s casino and a hotel for the Belgian Army is now a chic day trip destination in the middle of the Stadtwald park in Cologne. With a view onto the Adenauer Weiher pond, guests can really pamper themselves here in an elegant atmosphere.
Decksteiner Mühle, Cologne
In the beer garden in the Decksteiner Mühle mill, guests can enjoy their drinks while watching the historic mill wheel splashing in the water.
Landgasthof Kastanienbaum, Lüdinghausen
This family beer garden is part of a typical Münsterland region half-timbered building, and was named one of the most beautiful beer gardens in Münsterland in 2012. Good for parents: the kids can run about in the playground.
Kruse Baimken, Münster
One of the oldest pubs in Münster still attracts large numbers of visitors today thanks to its idyllic location directly on the Aasee lake. At any rate, there’s plenty of space, as the Kruse Baimken beer garden is one of the largest in the city.
Pleister Mühle, Münster
For anyone needing to quench their thirst after a canoe or cycling tour, the Pleister Mühle is the perfect place to stop for a rest. The beer garden is located directly next to a canoe rental facility and on several cycle routes, including the Friedensroute (“peace route”) and the R1 European Cycle Route.
Pott’s Brau & Backhaus, Oelde
If there’s any beer garden that deserves its name, then it’s this one. Pott’s Brau & Backhaus is next to a brewery and sells its own Pott’s beer.
A walk through Steinfurt’s famous Bagnopark can be combined with a stop in the beer garden of the same name. Situated in an idyllic green setting, visitors can enjoy some refreshment here before continuing on their journey.
The Lower Rhine region
Platanengarten im Schlosspark, Hünxe
The beer garden in the Schlosspark Hünxe is just as chic as the water palace itself, which is just next door. Large plane trees offer shade, while hydrangeas and oleanders radiate a lovely scent.
Biergarten am Stadtwaldhaus, Krefeld
The location of the beer garden by the Stadtwaldhaus in the Stadtwald park in Krefeld is particularly idyllic. In an online survey by Falstaff magazine, the beer garden was named the most beautiful in the whole of Germany, even leaving beer gardens in Bavaria behind.
The Ruhr region
Tante Amanda, Dortmund
A family outing to a beer garden? Why not? At Tante Amanda, a table minigolf course and a large playground offer entertainment for the kids, while their parents can enjoy their drinks.
Jupp unner de Böcken, Haltern am See
Even if the unusual name, Jupp unner der Böcken, gives almost nothing away, this is a beer garden with Bavarian flair. Here, guests can enjoy white sausage, pretzels and ‘Leberkäse’ meat loaf at rustic wooden tables - all with a great view onto the Haltern reservoir, in the middle of a thick, leafy forest.
Franky’s im Wasserbahnhof, Mülheim an der Ruhr
Its location on a sluice island between two arms of the Ruhr river makes the Alter Wasserbahnhof, or old waterway station, an unusual location. A particularly practical feature for day trippers is that it is situated right by the main jetty of the Weiße Flotte boat company.
Seemer’s Gasthof zur Post, Eslohe
The country guesthouse, which is housed in a pretty half-timbered building, also has a high-quality beer garden. Hand-crafted oak benches, tables and chairs provide a cosy atmosphere. There’s also something for the kids here, too, since they can run around freely in the playground.
Teutoburger Wald forest
Salz und Zuckerland, Bad Oeynhausen
Salz und Zuckerland is not just the biggest beer garden in Bad Oeynhausen, but is also situated in a particularly good spot. Here, all the cycle paths in the region connect, inviting guests to enjoy a break in the Sielpark conservation area.