A beer garden is an outdoor area in which beer and local food are served, typically at shared tables.
Common entertainment include music, song, and games, enjoyed in an atmosphere of Gemütlichkeit.
Gemütlichkeit describes a space or state of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer.
Beer gardens originated in Munich, the capital of the German state of Bavaria, in the 19th century, and remain common in Southern Germany.
Southern Germany as a region has no exact boundary, but is generally taken to include the areas where Upper German dialects are spoken.
Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria, on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe.
They are usually attached to a beer hall, pub, or restaurant, with a distinction being made between a Wirtsgarten where only food sold by the venue is allowed and a traditional Biergarten where patrons may also bring their own.
A restaurant is a business which prepares and serves food and drinks to customers in exchange for money.
A pub, or public house, is a house licensed to sell alcoholic beverages to the general public.
A beer hall is a large pub that specializes in beer.
Beer garden popularity is increasing worldwide in the 21st century.