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    hofbrauhaus

    by doug48 Updated Sep 26, 2006

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    the hofbrauhaus is probably the most famous beer hall in germany. located in the altstadt (old town) it is a short walk from the marienplatz. in 1589 duke wilhelm V founded a brewery near the site of the present day hofbrauhaus. the current building was built in 1808. many famous people have visited this beer hall, some include mozart, josephine baker, and lenin. during the early days of the nazi party the hofbrauhaus was used for political rallies. a fun place to visit to drink beer and listen to bavarian music. open 9:00AM daily. note: the tables with table cloths are reserved for regulars.

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    by acemj Updated Aug 21, 2004

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    Munich's most famous beer hall is also its most touristy. However, since it's so close to the city center, you're bound to walk by, so it's worth a look if not for the food, at least to check out the size and atmosphere of the place.

    The place is huge complete with an Oompah band and an outdoor beer garden toward the left rear of the building. If you need to accommodate a large party of drinkers, this would be a good place, but be forewarned, the beer is more expensive here than at most, if not all, of the other beer halls and the food is decent, but nothing spectacular.

    Richie and I took a stroll through the Hofbrauhaus on my first afternoon in town and he told me about its history as one of Hitler's favorite hangouts. Then, a couple days later, we decided to give a meal a try. It actually wasn't bad, but again, if you're looking for high quality food, you could do better.

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    HOFBRÄUHAUS

    by chancay Written Oct 8, 2004

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    Once in Munich you MUST pass by the Platzl to see this so famous "drinking hall". This really huge "pub" and brewery was founded 1589. Until this year Munich imported its beer from the city of Einbeck in Lower Saxony because the local beer was not good enough. Because of the high transport costs duke Wilhelm V. of Bavaria searched for alternatives. September 1589 his chamberlain and counsellors Ch. Strabl, A. Amasmeyr, S. Prew and G. Griesmair submitted the idea of bulding a brewery. ...well, to get all the info and more have a look at the homepage, it is english as well.

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  • Pass by, have a beer, eat some place else

    by 68_snow_man Updated Jun 10, 2004

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    It's a nice place to see how does Oktoberfest looks like: fun, music, beer and... not so good food. Well, you'll get what you can expect from any touristic place.
    All the area around is worth a visit, so pass by also at this place. And maybe after one Maß you don't care much about the food quality ;-)

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    You have to come here !!!!!

    by jlanza29 Updated Mar 16, 2009

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    Ok, first of all..... YES !!!! this place is touristy, and YES... this place is crowded !!!! and Yes.... This place is more expensive than the average beer hall !!!!! But if your gonna come to Bavaria and have only 1 beer ..... let it be here !!!!!!! The place is a must do no matter what, the waiter's are as friendly as they can be, as soon as they realize you don't speak Bavarian or German, they give you an English menu (that by the way the menu makes a great souvenir)

    The prices for a big stein is 8 Euro's and ladies dressed in there traditional Bavarian clothing go around selling huge preztels for 4 Euro's each.

    There are live bands playing traditional Bavarian music and people are just having a blast !!!!!

    Spent about 3 hours here having a great time, but could only drink 2 steins !!!!!!!

    They also have a great gift shop as you enter, prices are steep, but be warned buy a size bigger than you wear, they are very small compared to the US sizes !!!!!

    Entrance I could only drink 2 steins !!!!!
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    by Maggies Written Feb 29, 2004

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    Hofbrauhaus is the place for drinking litres of Hofbrau beer, shouting, singing, dancing, having fun and enjoying Bavarian style.
    The old beerhall used to be Hitler's hung out place, but you can still have fun here today. The swastica on the ceiling is covered up with Bavarian flag now.
    I had lots of fun here and I still keep singing Anton aus Tirol, just like I was doing for the whole night after leaving Hofbrauhaus.!!!

    Adriana and I

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    Excellent Beer, music!

    by Bavavia Written Jun 15, 2009

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    A must see in Munich and have a nice refreshing German beer ! The building has a lot of history. It of course is know as one of Adolph Hitler's favorite haunts, but its history goes well before that ..founded in 1589 byWilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria after his household demanded better beer and they got tired of importing it. It was destroyed in April 1944 during the war and later rebuilt... more old history..:King Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria spared no expense when his son Ludwig married his beloved Theresa of Saxony-Hildburghausen, and held a massive party for 40,000 guests on October 17, 1810.

    At night around dinner time, they have old german music inside ( a live band) and it just transplants you back in history.

    One note.. I ordered a salad and it was not very good.. Maybe the other food is good, some looked yummy from tables near me, but my salad was not good. the turkey had grissel on it and i just barely ate any of my salad, and it was expensive.

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    Hofbrau is the place for spirited fun

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 23, 2012

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    There has not been a place like this around; but a couple come close to replicate the beer fame. The locals and the tourists like the fun and noise and music, going into the night. Of course beer drinking is the thing to loosen up the tongue. If you try two at once, you may spill some. My 4 trips here have all been enjoyable. Walk home.
    The brauhaus was founded by Duke Wilhelm V in 1589, and the name means court brewery. In the rear is an outdoor veranda to drink/eat there, or even you can go upstairs for a more quite scene.

    The prices are fairly decent for tourists to come and drop a load. A one liter beer is Euro 7,30, and glass of wine 3,00. Pork knuckle is 12 Euro , Schwein roasted 12 and weinerschnitzel 13

    I can still drink both at the same time Decorated ceilings inside Big hall to drink more Building on the corner
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    Hofbräuhaus

    by blumia Updated Feb 7, 2008

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    The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, arguably the most famous beer hall worldwide, is located in the city centre. It also operates the second largest tent at the Oktoberfest, one of Munich´s most famous attractions.
    You can eat all Bavarian specialities. We had " Weißwürste " , traditionally eaten before 12 p.m., served with sweet mustard and freshly baked Brezen ( pretzels)

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    Hofbräuhaus

    by piccolina Written Sep 27, 2002

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    The Hofbräuhaus is a central beer hall in Munich. This is the most touristy of the beer halls .
    The upstairs Festsaal in the Hofbräuhaus is notorious for being the site of one of the first large meetings of the National Socialist German Workers' Party (the Nazi Party) in 1920, at which Hitler presented his 25 point plan, which was to become the basis for the party.

    Paolo, Wolfie and Hanna..drinking another beer..!

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    Drink a beer in Hofbrauhaus

    by FilipDemuinck Written Jun 25, 2010

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    One of the oldest beer breweries and most likely to the most famous in the world is Hofbrauhaus in Munich. In this historical building you find a large hall for evening drinking parties. The restaurant and bar have painted ceilings, wooden furniture, a band playing Bavarian music and the most important, beer in 1 litre pints. Many customers are wearing traditional Bavarian cloths. Each evening you can participate in the 4 hour Beer Challenge, visiting different beer gardens and the Hofbrauhaus. When you complete the 4 hours, you get a certificate indicating you won the Beer Challenge. Good luck, enjoy the Bavarian atmosphere and don't drive.

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    http://filipdemuinck-kristelpardon.blogspot.com/2010/06/drink-beer-in-hofbrauhaus-munchen.html

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    Beer and a Band

    by hquittner Written Jul 22, 2008

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    Do all tourists go to the Hofbrauhaus? They should. Do non-beer drinking tourists go there? They should and have brezen (pretzles) and try a weissbier once. For our 17 year olds, a liter of beer (ein mass) without having to produce an ID card was the highlight of their first European trip that they remember 10 years later--and they bought the steins to prove it! And the Bavarian band played on and was it noisy! (and it was the night before Christmas Eve). On our previous trips to Munich, we had bypassed this for more sedate brewery-restaurants with better (?) food, especially slices of Leberkas. That may have been a mistake. This is one tourist trap that is worth the effort but you must like crowds.

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    Who said I didn't drink? A strange tale

    by iandsmith Updated Jul 22, 2007

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    How extraordinary. I was putting my pics into an album when I came across an architectural snap. It turns out it was the Hofbrauhaus. No big deal I hear you think.
    No, but what is strange is that the picture doesn't appear on my disc with the Munich photos! How did I get it?
    I suspect that when I got my pics processed and recorded on disc there are about half a dozen that weren't recorded, this being one. In time I will scan it just for the sake of my VT fans (there must be at least two of you out there), but for the moment I'm left mystified.

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    The Temple of beer

    by traveloturc Updated Aug 1, 2006

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    Hofbräuhaus is accepted as the temple of beer since 1644.Its also the world's most famous beer hall. Its also accepted as the pilgrim place for all beer fans arounsd the world .Check out the wall of beer steins, personalized and locked away for their owners.The Germans also visit in droves (even Bavarians), because as the song says: wie schön ist's im Hofbräuhaus! Tables lebeled with "Stammtisch" are reserved for regulars.So as smaller sizes are seldom seen so its better that you choose the one litre example , eat your sausages and schnitzel or sing and dance in Munich's most sacred institution.Hofbräuhaus

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    Ein Prosit!

    by argentia Written Jan 13, 2006

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    Hofbrauhaus is a Munich institution. It is one of the five major beerhalls in the city, but probably the most famous. The hall is made up of several large rooms with long wooden tables, and a large outdoor courtyard in the back. The servers are dressed in the traditional garb, there are humungous warm pretzels to be bought, and the oompa-pa band is wearing liederhosen! The popular 1-litre steins cost 6,90 euro, though other (smaller) beers can be purchased too.
    Raise your glass and sing along to Ein Prosit! You'll have a great time.

    Oompa-pa band Trying to drink from the 1-litre stein
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