Say ‘prost’ as German Bierfest gets set to return

Bierfest, in Princes Street Gardens. Pic: Jane Barlow

Bierfest, in Princes Street Gardens. Pic: Jane Barlow

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RAISE a stein and say ‘Prost’ this June as German Bierfest Edinburgh returns to Princes Street Gardens - but be quick if you want a seat in the iconic Bavarian Beer Tent, they’re limited and selling fast.

From 1-4 June, the Capital’s biggest beer garden will see an open-air German Village and exclusive DJ show pop up in the Gardens.

“We are setting up a 1200-seat beer garden, as part of an open-air family-friendly festival we call ‘frühlingsfest’ in Germany.

“The festival celebrates the start spring and typically, we do it with beer,” says event manager Marvin Kluge.

In the open-air beer garden, enjoy a German beer served in a stein, a giant two-pint glass.

In the evenings enjoy a beer in the 300 seat Bier Tent with table service and a spectacular DJ show.

A celebration of life and an appreciation of culture, Beerfest staff will be dressed in traditional Bavarian costume, Lederhosen for the gents and Dirndl for ladies, and serve authentic German beers and food.

The three beers on offer include the famous Weißbier are specially brewed in a 200-year-old brewery in Bavaria.

General admission is free but admission to the beer tent is ticketed.

A Limited Special Tent Ticket, which includes a reserved seat in the tent and half-pint of FestBier is £5.

For £20/£25, you get a guaranteed tent seat, a stein of FestBier and a food plate with Bavarian-style grilled chicken and an Underberg (digestif).

Feeling flush? The VIP ticket at £30/£35 includes priority entrance, reserved seat in the VIP area of the tent, glass of Schlumberger sekt, Stein of Bier (Bavarian Weißbier, Bavarian Festbier or Bavarian Craftbier), a food plate and an Underberg.

Book now though, as seats are guaranteed to go fast. Go to http://edinburgh.bierfest.co.uk