Bayrischer Biergarten Zum Scheinheil'gen: "Bavarian beer garden atmosphere" Top 5 Page for this destination Darmstadt Restaurant Tip by Trekki
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Darmstadt has several beer gardens in town but the best is - without doubt - the Bavarian Beer Garden northeast in town. On a huge area there is space for approximately 1300 seating (according to their website). I can confirm that I always found a place to squeeze in, even if it is crowded. That is, in warm weather it is always crowded. During the week it is the meeting place for a lot of business people who gather up here with friends and colleagues after work. During weekends, families come with their kids, and bikers stop here to have their lunch and beer break. It is a very popular place – for many reasons.
The food is excellent, yes, and it is even as true Bavarian as it can be outside of Bavaria. The beer garden has three sections with different food and service.
First there is the restaurant inside with seating for approx. 60 people. Here “a-la-carte” dishes are served, often game dishes (wild boar and deer).
Outside is a fenced section (near the entrance to the restaurant) where also “a-la-carte” dishes are served, however the selection is smaller than inside. The majority of the space, however, is for the beer garden itself: self service and a reduced selection of food. But this does not at all take the fun away, because these dishes are typical Bavarian ones like potato and cabbage salad or sauerkraut (2,50 € each), Bavarian Weißwurst (“white” sausage, served boiled, two for 5,00 €), Leberkäs’ with mustard (4,80 €) and Schweinsbraten with dumplings (roast pork, 8,90 €) and much more. The outside works like in Bavaria’s beer gardens: first go to the beverage counter (to the left side), order your drinks or beer, pay and pick up your beverages. Then go to the food counter (right side), order your selection and pay. You will get your dishes mostly immediately. If you have to wait, they usually bring it to your table. What I don't know though is if the Bavarian principle of "bring your Brotzeit" (hearty snacks) is allowed here.
My favourite dish depends on my mood and why and with whom I am there. If it was one of the after work gatherings, I mostly have some small dish like the Obatzda and beer of course, provided I am not here with my car. If I am here with friends or family, I prefer one of the game dishes or in autumn one of the mushroom dishes.
During the week daily 11:30 to 14.00 and 17.00 to midnight and from 11:30 to midnight on weekends;
Outside: during Mai to September daily from 11:00 to 23.00.
Location of Bavarian Beer Garden “Zum Scheinheilgen” on Google Maps
© Ingrid D., December 2007 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.). Update October 2013: wording only.
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