in spring and summertime the most relaxing spot in town - mostly apart from street´s noises (not all, but many), usually excellent "native food" and at some places very good basic and high class kitchen!
Check out for SEEHAUS (English Garden), one of the hottest spots to see and be seen
I have been several times in Muenchen without beeing once at the Hofbrauhaus. So I decided in 2002 to have that experience how visitors from all over the world see "Germany".
It was an atmosphare like beeing on a busy trainstation: drunken guests clacking their beerstones together like they would never do in another area, people from all over the world sung as bad as they can, unfriendly waiters and of course the very loudly played "Blasmusik".
If every tourist is visiting the Hofbrauhaus to have the best impression of Germany and Germans than I feel ashamed for that what they will see.
For me it was my first and last visit to the Hofbrauhaus.
I do love the "Biergaerten" in Munich, they are typical for Bavarian culture.
My favorite "Biergaerten" are:
Seehaus, in the "Englischer Garten"
Kugler Alm, a bit outside of Muenchen, easy to reach by bike
I will follow up with the list and the photos soon.
Beer was invented ,it is written, by the monks who also founded munchen. Now this beer can be sampled in all its glory at any of the many beer halls around the city. The most famous of these is the hofbrauhaus.
What you need to do when you come to Munich is try each of the beers that are available. There are so many you may be there for a while... but so what... enjoy.
German beer is well known throughout the world as being some of the best. Much of this is due to the old traditions that are still in place with making the beer and the NON-use of chemicals in the beer.
Called Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
This was one of the most memorable events for me in Germany. It is a tourist thing to do, but it is a wonderful show. Also according to what I've read it is the world's largest beer hall. They are a regular beer hall, but we went to their special show Bavarian Dance & Folklore Evening which also features the HB Festival Orchestra with alpenhorns, yodelers, glockenspiel (carillon) players, “Schuhplattler” dancers (“shoe-tapping”), and “ Goaßlschnalzern” (“snapping whip performers”). Make reservations!! They offer it every day at 19:00.
*German Dancing Show
*German instruments playing
*Live German band and singing, including yodeling
*Huge beer glasses and lots of it! (I personally had wine)
*Performers are wearing traditional German costumes.
*At one point I was participating in a conga line going around all the tables. I don't remember how that came about.
Germany, famous for its beers and beer gardens. Hanna took us to a place in central Munich which was situated on an artificial lake. You can see me and Hanna enjoying a small glass of beer. Hanna's has lemon added causing a lighter color.
Actually, more of a must do activity. Unfortunately, I didn't head to Munich during Oktoberfest but oh well, beer gradens are still set up on various locations in Munich.
More info will be written in a travelogue so check there.
A beer hall. The hall we visited catered to tourists but we managed to have a good time! The beers came in two sizes – liter of 1/2 liter. I chose the former and was quite warm but the end of the night! We hoped on the stage and danced the YMCA with the oompah band.
Beer gardens During summer when it's warm, beer gardens in Munich are the meeting point for tourists and people from Munich.
Sitting around, enjoy the beer and life and everything.
Don't belive anyone that tells you that the beer is worm or room temp. over there, because it's not. The beer was really cold, and good! This beer was the best I have ever had...and I'm known to be a big beer drinker.
Munich is also the capital of beer. Visit one of the many beergardens in the city, sit on a beer bench and drink a 'Mass' beer (1 Liter). In September ( !!! ) you can go to the world famous Oktoberfest. Please be aware that Munich is very crowded then and that you'll have to book your hotel several months in advance.
Munich has some of the most famous beer halls. Beer drinking is a big part of the local culture and is highlighted every year during their Oktoberfest.
Germany is world renowned for its bier. It is best consumed with old and new friends at one of the many BierGartens throughout Munich. Be adventurous and try as many as possible!
This place has good food and a good beer called Weissbeer which is made with wheat instead of hops and has a nice sweet taste. Incredible the taste is. I went through a few liters of this stuff.
This is the famous beer hall, founded in the late 16th century. Get yourself a beer and some wurst and experience some local culture. The floors are wooden and there are large tables and benches.