BEST SPOT FOR A BEER?
According to locals, life’s too short not to indulge as often as possible in a foamy glass of beer under a green tree canopy. Jump right into the quintessential Biergarten tradition at Prater (Kastanienallee 7–9, www.pratergarten.de), the oldest beer garden in the city, where you can enjoy beer and traditional German specialties in the shade of chestnut trees. Another favorite is Brauhaus Rixdorf in Neukölln (Glasower Str. 27, www.brauhaus-rixdorf.de), which also has its own brewery and traditional German restaurant, as well as a large patio with TV screens, should you want to catch a EURO 2016 soccer game. Perhaps the most idyllic of all beer gardens is the pond-side
Café am Neuen See in the middle of Tiergarten park, where you can paddle in a rented boat before relaxing with a beer and delicious
Flammkuchen (pizza-like flatbread with sour cream and leek).