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.Continue reading “Glitzerschwein”
If you like the bustling and colourful Nordstadt of Kassel, Germany (including its special and sometimes a bit freaky inhabitants) then the Boreal beer garden might be a good choice if you want to spend some time outside. It belongs to the Kulturzentrum Schlachthof and is located between this cultural institution and the Nordstadtpark.Continue reading “Boreal”
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.Continue reading “Schlachtschiff”
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.Continue reading “O Captain! My Captain!”
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.Continue reading “Königsalm”
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.Continue reading “Rondell”
Many people ride their bicycles along the river Fulda – on longer routes throughout Germany or just as a day trip from Kassel to Hann. Münden, Germany. Therefore you will find some eateries, beer gardens and restaurants next to the water. A special beer garden can be found close to the watergate at Wilhelmshausen, belonging to Fuldatal. Continue reading “Next to the watergate”
It is a brewery, but a special one. At Schinkels Brauhaus at Witzenhausen, Germany they produce beer from ecologically produced ingredients only. You can taste it there and the restaurant doesn’t serve the traditional high-caloric, unhealthy brewery-food normally served at these places. Continue reading “Schinkels Brauhaus”
The Irish Pub is one of my favourite bars in Göttingen, Germany. In the summer a nice beer garden invites you to enjoy a Guinness, Strongbow or Cider under the trees within the center of the town. When the weather conditions are bad or in the evenings, there are two floors inside with a dark but very hospitable atmosphere.
Well, Offenbach isn’t the most beautiful place in the world. But if you need a beer or a coffee close to the river Main, have the children entertained by a big sandbox and a playground with a ship, the Hafen 2 might be right. The place offers a café, a bar, an outdoor cinema and a concert stage.