It’s the same every year, after weeks of suffering from cold temperatures, icy winds and just too much snow, temperatures suddenly make a surprising jump to give Berlin a summery feel the local flora can’t live up to… So that’s why the above picture is lacking in something: leafs. The beautiful and giant chestnut trees covering the more than famous Prater Garten are still very naked and thus an odd contrast to the crowds enjoying beer in sleeveless shirts and short skirts.
Of course that’s not at all a reason to not enjoy this sudden warmth that revives the city’s spirit. And why not celebrate the (hopefully) final end of winter with a spontaneous visit of the Biergarten? To have some bratwurst and of course a beer, of which I prefer the dark ones.
Prater Garten is and will always be crowded, it’s mentioned in too many guides to not be and still has a very nice feel in these early warm days. The lines are not annoyingly long and you won’t need to squeeze yourself onto the benches.
They offer a small choice of dishes, there’s a variety of bratwurst, two soups of the day, noodle as well as couscous and potato salad. We went for the soup, a celeriac-peach soup with gorgonzola of surprisingly good quality for a Biergarten. The couscous was fine, nothing special though, but anyways, it’s about the beer and there’s plenty of that.