Also, flying out was an excuse for not posting, but nothing gets in the way of a good beer garden on a beautiful evening. Good thing the Munich Airport has one of best beer gardens in town. Funny, right? You
wouldn’t naturally assume that an airport is the best place to find a beer garden… it seems, somehow, too sterile? Too rushed? Beer gardens are all about relaxation and forgetting the time. But the Munich Airport
actually has one of the best, and biggest beer gardens in town. You can’t exactly fully embrace beer garden culture – keep that wristwatch on – but if you need one last beer garden fix before you jet out of Munich, give yourself a little extra time at the airport to enjoy the Airbräu. Which is exactly what I did last week before getting on my flight to the US. It was, after all, going to be my last beer garden moment for almost
I highly appreciate that the Airport has gone to lengths to build a hospitable beer garden. Airbräu has seating for 600 people, and includes real chestnut trees, and get this, the whole thing is covered by a soaring glass roof so even if it rains you can still hang out in the fresh air without getting wet. They’re taking it to a whole new level. Actually, while we’re discussing the beer garden, let’s just take a moment to appreciate the Munich Airport, in general. There are very few airports in the world that I find to be truly welcoming, relaxing, and enjoyable (Singapore I’m thinking most about you!), and Munich is one of them. Really. The whole airport is just well-designed, efficient, and if I were to get stuck there it wouldn’t be complete misery trying to find a place to comfortably wait (ahem, beer garden), something to eat and drink (again…beer garden), and internet service (in this day and age ALL airports should offer free wireless).
So, Munich sent me off in style. And now I'll have to take a break from the beer gardens and instead enjoy all the microbrews of the Pacific Northwest.