Augustiner Keller beer garden was a great introduction to Munich

Pretzels and beer are a staple in Munich

Our European adventure ended with a couple of nights in Munich. On good advice we checked into our hotel and headed out to the Augustiner Farden and it was better than I had imagined.  It is the 3rd largest beer garden in Munich and can seat 5,000 people. We sat near the front entrance and it didn't feel so big.  Perhaps all the trees helped keep it intimate. 
Augustiner Garden Munich
A basket of pretzels was delivered to the table as soon as we sat down. Some fresh Munich lager followed quickly and we settled in for a nice lunch.

The vegetarian option was a dumpling with mushroom cream sauce.  Absolute heaven.  I'd get on a plane right now to have it again.  
Dumpling Love
The small green salad looked like nothing special until you dug in a little to discover a crave-able potato salad and some sauerkraut in the bottom.  I've been trying to reproduce the potato salad ever since. 
Simple salad with hidden goodies and Perch in background
David had perch, his favourite fish, it was simple and perfect.

Good food and beer and a great atmosphere.  I will always include a visit to Augustiner Keller Farden when I'm in Munich and I hope it's soon.
An inviting entrance