Königswinter · The beer garden of the Grand Hotel Petersberg in Königswinter serves traditional bavarian dishes. Hikers may even bring their own Brotzeit.
"The beer garden became our most important gastronomical feature“, says Grand Hotel Petersberg director Michael Kain. In April last year, a pavilion was opened in addition to the existing beer garden area under spruce lime trees with heart-shaped leaves - thus creating a total of around 300 seats for guests and offering a much larger capacity at the location.
„We would like to take away any timidity that hikers and bikers might have, coming up here“, Kain explains. „This is a free access beer garden, the customer is actually allowed to bring his own Brotzeit.“
This season sees new hosts in charge of the beer garden - Maria Oelmann und Maximilian Braun - and it comes with a new menu, that head chef Christopher Heintz and his pavilion kitchen team created. Just like the original Bavarian beer gardens, the Petersberg restaurant offers self-service.
On the menu: Savoury items like meatballs with potato salad and vinegar vegetables (8,50 Euro), tarte flambee sticks with leek and ham (3,50 Euro), peppery Petersberg sausages (3,50 Euro) or a Petersberg salad with smoked ham, peppers and olives (9 Euro). Plus: Belgian waffles with chocolate sauce and whipped cream (3,50 Euro) and seasonal cakes and pies(3,50 Euro a piece).
Peters Kölsch and Radeberger Pils (0,33l, 3,50 Euro) are available bottled, Erdinger Hefeweizen and Erdinger „Helles“ on tap (0,5l, 4 Euro). The Maß, one litre of Erdinger on tap, costs 7,50 Euro. Vio organic fruit juice mixes are also on the menu (0,33l, 3,50 Euro). A mug of coffee or a large white coffee come to 3,50 Euro each.
The beer garden offers free wifi, live music and a bus shuttle from Königswinter to Petersberg (between 11am and 7pm), including a voucher. Maria Oehlmann: „This is gastronomy for everyone with the most beautiful panoramic view in North Rhine-Westfalia.“ Opening times: daily from 12 noon until 8pm (weather permitting)
Address: Biergarten am Grand Hotel Petersberg, Königswinter-Petersberg, www.grandhotel-petersberg.steigenberger.de, Tel. (0 22 23) 7 47 80
(Original text: ga.de, translation Mareike Graepel)