Hofbräuhaus, Munich

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Platzl 9, 80331 Muenchen

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    Hofbrauhaus: Ok,,,,you know you should

    by Steveharley Written Nov 14, 2012

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    So here we are at the Hoffbrahaus, if your visitng Munich then you will already have heard the neam. It;s one of the oldest beerhalls of Muncih and certainly featured in the rise of National Socialism. Nowadys its a ...IN PROGRESS

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    Hofbräuhaus: Give the Hofbräuhaus Its Due

    by flyingscot4 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The Hofbräuhaus has been called the best and worst beer hall in the world. Many of us as "tourists" complain that a place that is too "touristy." I have been guilty of that myself, many times. I want to go and see the "real thing." From what I have been told, the Hofbräuhaus is doing what it has done for a long time. It is entirely possible that they have been doing the same thing since before there were tourists. I know that it is at least 40 years because I have been going there that long.

    One tip is to watch for tables with signs that say "stammtisch." These tables are reserved for local regulars. Frequently there will be a group arrival time on the card. If you are not a member of the group, you will be asked to leave when the arrival time gets close.

    It is also important to distinguish between places that are “touristy” and those that are “tourist traps.” While the Hofbräuhaus may be “touristy," it is more authentic than any “tourist trap” selling fake merchandise. There are people who will complain about a place being too "touristy" and then complain when the menus are not in English. Why not learn the chorus to the Hofbräuhaus Song and join in. Brush-up on “Country Roads” by John Denver. They'll play that a few times each night.

    While I like the Augustiner Bräuhaus and the Löwenbraükeller better, it is just a matter of taste. And while the Hofbräuhaus is a "tourist attraction," it is the most popular beer hall in the world because it is a "fun" place to be. Go and be part of the fun. That's what makes it popular with the locals as well. For a good time, it's hard beat the good ol' Hofbräuhaus! The following may help.

    In Munchen steht ein Hofbräuhaus
    Eins, zwei, g'suffa
    Da lauft so manches Fasschen aus
    Eins, zwei, g'suffa
    Da hat so manche braver Mann
    Eins,zwei,g'suffa
    Gezeigt was er so vertragen kann
    Schon fruh am Morgen fing er an
    Und spat am Abend kam er heraus
    So schon ist's im Hofbräuhaus

    Favorite Dish: Everything that I have had is excellent. The dumplings are very good with everything served. The Schweinebraten is excellent as is the eisbein (pork shank). If it is made of pork, Germans do more with pork than anyone. The goulaschsuppe is also excellent. (Photo #5 shows the remainders of a finished eisbein.)

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    Hofbrauhaus: Munichs favourite

    by nigelw6443 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One of the oldest Breweries in Germany

    A great place to have a maas of beer, which is a litre glass to wash down your pretzel or weisswurst!

    You can sit in the one of many large halls and listen to the band playing typical "Bavarian Music" or on a nice day sit out in the sunny beer garden.

    Favorite Dish: Many typical Bavarian dishes too choose from Schweinshax'n , which is basically a roasted leg of pork, Original Muenchner HB-Weiswurste, which is a boiled white sausage and very tasty with the sweet mustard. But peel the sausage before eating!
    And for dessert try the Bayerische Dampfnudel which is a dumpling stuffed with a plum sauce served with a vanilla sauce! Lecker!!

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    Hofbräuhaus: The history have been here

    by oriettaIT Updated Jan 27, 2011

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    During our day in Munich, we decided to visit the famous older brewery in Munich in the afternoon. We found a seat together with other people that was there already and we enjoyed our beer and a potato salad.
    This is a real historical place, stated back in 1500, you can read a lot about it here
    The ceiling is decorated with floral theme mural and the hall have big wooden table and benches. There was a orchestra playing german folk music in the midle of the room, the player were half drunk he he he but the music was still good :-)

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    Hofbrauhaus: Hofbrauhaus

    by mvtouring Written Oct 1, 2010

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    This well known beerhall was founded in 1589, but is really frequented by tourists and not locals who tend to go elsewhere. Still you get a good feeling for a beerhall here and their food is good.

    Favorite Dish: weisswurz, semel & senf

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    Hoftbrahaus: My salad left a lot to be desired

    by Bavavia Written Jun 15, 2009

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    First i ordered "Bavarian beef", they were out of it ( not sure what it was anyway), then ordered a salad ( with turkey) in its place. Turkey had a nice taste, but was really fatty.....dressing too creamy too and just drowning the salad. I barely ate it and it was pretty expensive for a salad.

    Favorite Dish: Just the beer

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    Hofbräuhaus: Traditional Bavarian food and beer

    by fisherbray Written Jan 12, 2008

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    The World Famous Hofbr��uhaus
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    When I visit, I usually get the plate of brats with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes. Oh yeah don't forget the beer. I've tried the Hofbräu Original, the Hofbräu Dunkel and the Münchner Weisse. All very good. On my next tirp I'll be sure to try the other six or so varieties.

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    Hofbräuhaus: Great Apple Strudel

    by hethbill Written Nov 16, 2007

    We went to the Hofbrauhaus in the middle of the afternoon for dessert. The place was busy, but we easily found a table. (It's a seat yourself type of place)

    We had the best apple strudel. I highly recommend it.

    Favorite Dish: Apple strudel - it was just yummy beyond yummy.

    Thumbs down to their chocolate mousse cake - i didn't care for the texture, it was grainy.

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  • Hofbräuhaus: Bavarian delights!

    by meadwaytourer Written Jul 15, 2007

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    The world famous Hofbrauhaus is an absolute must for visitors. If you only had two hours in Munich I would say go first to the Marienplatz and then head for a beer and bread at the Hofbrauhaus.

    The venue is a historic and emblematic Bavarian beer house which is just a few minutes walk south of the city centre. Don't let this put you off but a certain Herr A. Hitler used to hold some of his National Socialist Party meetings here in the 1930s.

    The Hofbrauhaus has a vast beer hall with long wooden tables and benches, a cellar resturant, more rooms upstairs and a huge courtyard beer garden. In the evenings, the beer hall is filled with the sound of a jolly thigh-slapping Bavarian 'ommpah' band. The staff (and many customers) are dressed in traditional costume (dirndl for the ladies and lederhosen with a feathery hat for the gents).

    The Hofbrau beer (brewed on site) is served in giant one litre glasses called a 'Maß' (pronounce 'mass'). You can order a smaller 0.5 ltr glass but the staff will do everything in their power to dissuade you from doing so! There is a traditional 'Hofbrau Original' (a helles lager) or a Dunkel , Radler (a sort of shandy) and Weissbier. Also served are wine, coffee and spirits - but what's the point of visiting the world's most famous beer hall if you are not going to have a beer?

    Favorite Dish: Hofbrauhaus serves nothing but traditional Bavarian dishes - from snacks such as Bretzen (delicious salty pretzel bread) and Weisswurst (Munich's white veal sausages) through to roasted duck and pork dishes (with the traditinal accompaniment of sauerkraut, potato noodles/dumplings, gravy etc).

    Beware, the menu ('speisenkarte') is only available in German so you need to know what you are ordering. Also, the place gets terribly busy in Summer (and I suppose during the Oktoberfest and Christkindlmarkt) and it can take some time to get served.

    The Hofbrauhaus also has a merchandise shop at the main entrance so you can take home a 'Maß' as a souvenir.

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    Hofbräuhaus: A Munich Must Do

    by Pattison78 Written May 26, 2007

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    This is the classic German beer hall. If you only go to one during your stay, make it this one. They have great drink, food, and a live band playing to enhance the experience.
    The servers also seemed to deal well with English since we only spoke limited German.

    Favorite Dish: Beer, beer, and more beer! I like the light beer, but I am sure the dark beers were good too.

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    Hofbräuhaus: Do it up right at the HB house!!!1

    by heitzenrater Written Apr 24, 2007
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    So get ready for this. The HB house is a place where the music plays and you drink all day. The atmosphere is unique. You walk in the place and it is full of german decor. A traditional German style band plays faster paced sing along songs. This place is a seat your self style restaurant and tables and seats can be hard to come buy. Be ready to sit at a table that has another group of people at it. It's all part of the experience.

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    Favorite Dish: Beer And Wurst.

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    Hofbräuhaus am Platzl: Beer, Belly-laughs, and Blasmusik

    by travelfrosch Updated Jan 25, 2007

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    Is there anyone who HASN'T heard of this place? Certainly it's the place that comes to mind for most when Munich is mentioned. It's crowded, loud, raucous, chaotic, full of drunk tourists... and an absolute blast! If you enjoy beer and want to party Bavarian style, I strongly recommend you come here at least once. Note: If your travel companion is not much into beer or loud antics, you probably should consider visiting here when your companion is otherwise occupied (e.g. shopping or visiting a museum).

    Favorite Dish: They serve food? :)

    Seriously, the food is OK, but better elsewhere. Maybe order some "wurst mit kraut" or a large pretzel to keep something besides beer in your stomach.

    The beer is delicious, normally coming in "Helles" (golden lager) or "Dunkeles" (dark beer). If you don't want to drink an entire liter of beer, consider ordering a "Weissbier" (beer brewed with wheat instead of barley), which comes in 1/2 liter glasses.

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    Hofbräuhaus: Beers & Sausages

    by fishandchips Updated Sep 21, 2006

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    The local brew

    This famous beer hall was the meeting place for Hitler & his boys in the 1920's. There is capacity for 4,500 people and it's spread over several rooms, including a top-floor room for dancing, over three floors.

    With its brass 'oompa' band the place is a bit of bavaria that seems full of tourists any time you go in.

    With a litre of beer in each stein, new meaning is given to the idea of popping in for a couple of beers.

    According to Pepples46 the best place for a beer here is Augustiner Keller. Being an ex-local she should know!!

    Favorite Dish: zwei beir bitte

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    Hofbräuhaus: Oans, zwoa...

    by tolovajka Written Aug 14, 2006

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    Music in the HBHaus Biergarten

    The classical place for tourists, but still a must. Good beer, not so much the food. Enjoy dancing & singing while the Bavarian band is playing. If you don't like the rowdy athmosphere of the "Schwemme" (inferior part of the place), then go to the restaurant in the first floor or outside, to the Biergarten.

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    Hofbräuhaus: Must see

    by multi Updated Aug 7, 2006

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    The oldes brewery. It is the biggest bar in Munich. Prices are very democratic. You will like the atmospfere there. There are a lot of tourists. It's really very popular place and you have to visit it too.

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