Sleeping beauty

Biergarten Dornröschen, Hannover

You can find different nice places to enjoy life at the riverside of the Leine in Hannover, Germany. The oldest beer garden of the city is the Dornröschen (the ‘Sleeping Beauty‘, founded in 1875), close to the Herrenhäuser Gärten (the Großer Garten and the Georgengarten). In the 19th century different factories were founded in the city quarter Linden on the other side of the river. Workers settled there and came over by ferry boat to have fun in the evenings and to dance.

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Glitzerschwein

Fortuna Ehrenfeld, acht&siebzig, Hannover

The Coronavirus changed everything in 2020. From one day to the other many things making life enjoyable became impossible and that included for sure also concerts. It is still absolutely unimaginable to stand in large crowds, sing and dance. All events are moved into 2021 and bands, concert venues and tour organizers are facing pretty tough times. After half a year without live music, I‘m also suffering and realizing what a luxury culture is.

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Schlachtschiff

Schlachtschiff, Alheim

When you’re cycling between Melsungen and Rotenburg an der Fulda, Germany, you might be surprised to see a large pirate ship next to a lake – the Heinebacher See. It is the Alheimer Schlachtschiff, a battleship that includes a bar and a restaurant. The Schlachtschiff is something between a beer garden and a restaurant, with prices close to those of a beer garden. The unique selling proposition is the location; it is the only restaurant between these two cities and beautifully located at a lake – including a small beach.

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O Captain! My Captain!

Biergarten Käpt'n Tom, Fuldabrück

There are many good reasons to search for a nice beer garden: maybe you don’t have an own garden and just want to hang out, maybe you just want to have a beer in the sunshine. The beer garden named Käpt’n Tom at Fuldabrück, Germany offers an additional reason as it is located close to the river Fulda and the bicycle path R1 bringing you from Kassel to Melsungen or the Edersee lake. Everything there looks handmade and a little bit improvised but that makes up the cosy atmosphere.

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Königsalm

Königsalm, Nieste

It could be the Bavarian embassy in Hesse: the Königsalm at Nieste, Germany. Green meadows, good views onto the little town, two large alpine cabins with a large outdoor area. It is a place many hikers, bikers and cyclists get to. The friendly team serves Schweinsbraten, Grillhaxen, Leberkäse, Obatzter and Weißwürstchen to give you the feeling of being at Bavaria – but afterwards you need to do some sports to burn calories.

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Rondell

Rondell, Kassel

Maybe the Rondell is today the best beergarden at Kassel, Germany. You can sit on an ancient turret with thick stone walls and sip your drink while having good views on river Fulda. The former tower dates back to the year 1523 and is a rest of a castle standing at this place from 1466 on.

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