Alois Hingerl - Dienstmann Nr. 172 , aka "Aloisius" is one of the most popular caracters created by Ludwig Thoma.
Alois Hingerl was working as an outporter (I found this word for Dienstmann in my dictionary, but it sounds strange to me) at the trainstation in Munich and died during his duty.
He came to heaven and was not able to adapt to the "strange customs" of the angels singing Hallelujah all day long.
He started to shout at St.Peter and God, and so they had the idea to send him down to Munich again for 1 day every week , in order to take some letters with "advices from heaven" for the governement of Bavaria.
So angel Aloisius flew down to the townhall, took down his wings and thought, why not having a beer in Hofbräuhaus before delivering the letter...
In Hofbräuhaus he had one beer after the other, and could not stop it, but finally forgot the letter for the governement...
Aloisius is still sitting there, having his beer, and the governement still does not know what to do...
This is a simply translation of the story of Aloisius.
Fondest memory: If you are able to understand german, you might like to read the story, with all the funny details under this link :
Click here for : ALOSIUS, ein Münchner im Himmel
Favorite thing: Oktoberfest is in late September/first week of Oktober, although you can visit small beer fests throughout Bavaria during July, August and September, too. These are not as large, but in someways nicer. If you miss Oktoberfest, but want to experience something similar, try the Hofbrauhaus. It is open everyday, and replicates the beer fest atmosphere, complete with music, masses of beer, and grilled chickens. The tourists get quite drunk, just like at Oktoberfest. The locals mostly avoid the place, unless they are entertaining out of town friends.
Before I went to Munich for New Years 05/06 I was talking to Andrey ('bugulma' on VT) about meeting up there. I was thinking of showing him around a bit. The day before we actually met then we were still thinking of showing him around a bit. Then we met on 2 January 2006 - my first VT meeting of the new year. In the morning I was still thinking of showing him around. It was snowing when I left Thomas' house, but not too bad. On the way to meet Andrey I changed my mind. In town it was terrible, a mixture of rain and snow came out of extremely grey clouds. I walked from Stachus to Marienplatz and was completely soaked. It was terrible!
I was happy that Andrey had apparently seen the whole of Munich the day and the morning before and we went straight to Augustiner to have beer and Weisswurst. Afterwards a long time and quite a few beers we were talking about a sightseeing walk again. We wanted to go to Viktualienmarkt. As soon as we were there we all agreed that the day was a perfect day for staying inside. So we went to Hofbraeuhaus, after all that's kinda like indoor sightseeing. ;-) It was 4 pm, when we got here. I think it was 8 pm when we left. What was officially named "A quick look into the biggest tourist trap" turned out to be a funny afternoon with Bavarian music, lots of peoplewatching and many litres of beer!!! As soon as we came out the rain had stopped. We still went to the next pub where Andrey was the only one who still ordered a beer.....
I like to come here listen to Bavarian music and have a drink.
Maybe, but if you're in a hurry or even not it's a place to come and enjoy the sillynesss of the place!
But once inside you can't stop having a smile on your face, raise your glass and join in a cheerful shout *ein, zwo, drei - zuffraa!
Dont' miss it, don't skip it even if told so!
For more infos: http://www.hofbrauhaus.net/
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Fondest memory: My fondest memory on Munich is this long talk with a waitress in this tavern (Brauhause). Well what was all this about? Let me tell you. I have oppinion of my own that 'Apfelstrudl' (apple strudel) should be eaten cold, not warm out of microwave. So I ordered a cold one. Of course, I got a hot one. Then the conversation begun. I was for cold, the old lady (by the way she was the oldest waitress I've ever seen :-) wanted to persuade me that hot strudel is the right one. I expect your oppinion. THX!
..Visit the Hofbrauhaus, preferably with a good-sized group of people you just met. Have fun drinking great beer and getting drunk with them! And don't miss the original Mike's Bike Tour! We had a blast!
Fondest memory: I could not pick one, so I'll list a few: The bonfires at The Tent, Mike's Bike Tour, Hofbrauhaus, and the sobering history of Dachau (should not be missed).
try the BEER..thanks to the Germans fondness for brewing and a visit to the Hofbrauhaus i had my best ever new year here.
Fondest memory: BEER? The chilli stalls in the Viktualien Market, the Hofbrauhaus, the snow that arrived for xmas and new year, great beer, the food, the fireworks at new year, the clean punctual tram & trains, the beer, the clean air, the shopping and the beer.
Get down to the Hofbrauhaus. It may be a tourist trap, but it sells good beer serves good food, and the vast majority of the customers seem to be German, so it can't be that bad.
Fondest memory: I have always thought German Beer was the best in the world. Well Bavarian Beer is some of the best in Germany. Add to that the all singing all dancing atmosphere of the Munich beer halls and you really can't miss
the hofbrauhas. this is not only a place that has great giants mugs of very good german beer, but is a cultural manifestation. this is the place where hitler jumped on the table, declared a revolution, and began his political career.it is packed with locals and tourists, it is a must see.
Fondest memory: i was there durring the beginning of a protest. seeing the bonfires, rallies and cute riot police was very exciting.