Beergardens and Beerhalls, Munich

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  • eins, zwei, g'suffa
    eins, zwei, g'suffa
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  • Beergardens and Beerhalls
    by Steveharley
  • One of Munich's many beer halls
    One of Munich's many beer halls
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    Chinese Tower in the Englischer Garten

    by Henkster Updated Dec 15, 2003

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    Chinaturm and Biergarten

    The most famous monument in the Englischer Garten is the China Turm, the round Chinese Tower, surrounded by one of Munich's most popular Biergartens. In the summer time there is live-music and this is probably the best place to experience the unique Bavarian Biergarten atmosphere - which cannot be found anywhere else in the world!

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    Augustiner Keller

    by argentia Written Sep 26, 2005

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    Me enjoying my favourite beer in the world!

    This one of the largest beerhalls in Munich; brewing, in my opinion, Munich's best beer: Augustiner Edelstoff. The hall is a typical, authentic building with wooden tables and barmaids carrying way too many steins. The food is awesome too! There is a huge outdoor garden with several hundred small tables, which get filled up at night.

    Great alternative to Hofbrauhaus!

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    A "Palace" and a Biergarten

    by pedersdottir Updated Apr 26, 2004

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    Home of Loewenbraeu

    At Stiglmaier-Platz you'll find the home of the Lion's Brew. The Loewenbraeu Keller comprises a large festival hall & pub indoors and shady Biergarten outside. Bavarian foods are menu specialties, of course. (See the Restaurant Tips for descriptions of Bavarian cuisine.)

    The location is just a short walk away from Koenigsplatz. It is perfect for a break after viewing the antiquities and sculptures in the Glyptothek or following the development of the 'Blauer Reiter' movement at the Lenbach House Museum.

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    Oktoberfest

    by MrBill Written Sep 3, 2004

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    shiny, happy people

    You have to see it at least once. Most people I know go once per year and that is enough. I know people that go everynight for 2-weeks so it depends on your level of stamina. One thing though, is that in the tents it is hot & sticky, loud & noisy, so it is not recommended to stay perfectly sober. Drink at least one mass of beer to get into the Oktoberfest spirit, and you will likely enjoy it that much more. After 3-masses you will be flying.

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    Orlando-Haus - Löwenbräu

    by chancay Written Sep 9, 2004

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    Orlando Haus

    Guess this is the second most known beerhall just next to the famous Hofbräuhaus. I have been told that, when the HB closes (quite early around 1 or to 2am you can go to Löwenbräu and go on drinking and eating until the next morning ;-)

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    Beer and a lot of it

    by TinKan Updated Jun 22, 2003

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    To many choices

    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.

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    JW Augustiner

    by Steveharley Written Apr 4, 2007

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    Can't talk about Munich without talking about Beer. As I get there so often, I've decided to visit as many of the breweries as I can. Stating off with the JW Augustiner on Landbergstrasse. Its about 15 mins on foot from the Hauptbahnhof and you can't miss it. huge red brick building with a couple of hundred yards of road facing walls. The beerhall is at the end nearest the hauptbahnhof. When you open the door there is a small 'dining' area to the left with checked cloths and small tables, to the right up a few steps and in to a huge cavernous traditional beerhall, plenty of people there when I visited, but managed to find a seat without too much trouble (lunchtime on a weekday). Interesting little scene in that the table next to mine had an elderely couple with a huge hound sitting under the table. The waitress on passing fed it a leftover sausage and there was much laughter about the Wursthund (sausage hound)

    Couple of Dunkel beers and a plate of schweinebraten and the walk back to the train station is a doddle. I don't profess to be a beer expert, but this place is worth a visit for the experiencene alone. I also bought one of the traditional clay steins for €8

    There's no better sight than a crowded beerhall...........

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    Lift those Steins

    by MLW20 Updated Apr 30, 2007

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    Beer Halls and Beer Gardens are everywhere you look in Munich. They are a great place to drink, eat and mingle with the locals. We ate at a different beer hall each night during our stay.

    While at a beer hall you'll most likely sit at a table with some locals. Most are pretty friendly and will strike up a conversation with you.

    Here is a list of the Beer Halls we visited. I will also individually list them with more pictures & info. etc...

    Hofbrauhaus
    Weisses Brauhaus-Schneider Weisse
    Augustiner
    Paulaner
    Andechs Monastery
    Chinese Pagoda Beer Garden at Englischer Garten
    Der Pschorr
    Lowenbrau

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    Traditional German show at a Beerhall

    by CLillard Written May 21, 2003

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    German traditional dance at Hofbrauhaus - Munich

    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.

    *Audience Participation
    *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.

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    Beer & Brewery Tour

    by Alemaker Written Aug 19, 2007

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    Tour Starting Point - Marienplatz

    Had a good time on the Beer and Brewery tour offered by Munich Walk Tours. I am not normally a tour type of guy...I prefer to get lost all by myself.

    If you plan to visit any of the Munich area Bier Gardens, taking this tour first will give you an idea as to where to return for more extensive research.

    Also joined Munich Walk Tours the next day for the Tour of Dachau...Not exactly the laugh-a-minute experience of the brewery tour...Nor should it have been...Very intense stuff...But someplace I believe must be visited.

    So...for someone who isn't into the guided tour thing...Munich Walk Tours...was a good fit.

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    Bring your own picnic, but buy the beer!

    by TempNomad Written Aug 4, 2005

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    Prost!

    We were only in Munich for one day, and we only drank and ate at one beer garden - the best one, as far as I'm concerned. It was the biergarten at the foot of the Chinesischer Turm in the Englischer Garten.

    We saw several groups (friends and families) with picnic baskets filled with meat, cheese, bread, plates, silverware, tablecloths, and even one with candles. They set it up and then two people would go and get the beer and pretzels and they'd have a lovely dinner. My kind of meal!

    It was really very lovely.

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    Drinking great beer

    by Big-Damian Written Sep 6, 2005

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    Well there are many things to do around Munich. But my last trip was with some friends. We wanted to site see and take the wife's shopping, while we went to drink the great beers of Munich. All that walking around makes you thirsty

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    When in Germany... Drink Beer!

    by volarevolare Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Nik and I enjoying a tall cool one!

    It's a national pastime in Germany... I'm almost sure of it!

    There are beergardens just about everywhere! It's amazing!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the beer and made it a point to buy one whenever I came across a stand. Hehehehe... it's really refreshing on a hot summer's day, and the alcohol content isn't really that high... :)

    And since they sell the beer and everyone drinks beer like it's water, there isn't anyone who's going to look at you funny if you drink it early in the day.

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    Beer Halls

    by Tom_Fields Written Feb 27, 2009

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    One of Munich's many beer halls

    Munich is justly famous for its beer halls. Not just the Hofbrauhaus, but all of them. Socializing here is what the Germans do in their evenings. Bavaria brews all kinds of beers, not just the usual lagers. And this is the place to try some new ones.

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    Beer gardens During summer...

    by Rahel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    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.

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