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Panoramic Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Munich by Double-Decker Bus
"Explore the highlights of Munich at your own pace. See Nymphenburg Palace Olympic Park the English Garden the historic Old Town Odeonsplatz Marienplatz and more as you travel aboard a comfortable double-decker bus. Enjoy the full one hour loop or start hopping on and off immediately. Take advantage of the 24 or 48 hour pass along with other upgrades.This tour offers commentary on the bus in ""
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Munich 2-Hour Segway Tour: Historic Center and English Garden
"Your tour begins with a short introduction to driving a Segway. Try out the Segway scooter on the paths in the English Garden. In this historic center of the Bavarian capital you will discover nature as well as culture: ride through one of the largest parks in the world and alongside the Isar river to the top highlights of Munich.See further sights like Munich's old town Odeonsplatz Hofgarten Victory Gate Leopoldstraße the Maximilianeum and Peace Angel. Your guide will tell you all about the exciting history and the sights of Munich as well as the history of the city itself. The tour ends back at the starting point."
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Munich City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
"Munich Grand Hop on Hop off TourEnjoy Munich in our open air double-decker buses. Discover the highlights of our city with our comprehensive Hop on Hop off tour. Our route invites you to discover sights such as the Pinakotheken art museums the world famous Hofbrauhaus the National Theater with the Royal Palace Marienplatz and the Viktualien market with its colorful outdoor stalls.Our tour continues to the Palace of Nymphenburg the former summer residence of the Bavarian elector princes and kings with its beautiful and spacious gardens. To get an impression of modern Munich you will visit the Olympic grounds where you will find other attractions like Sea Life the BMW museum and the new BMW Car World. You will have a fantastic panoramic view from the top of the 290 meter high Olympic Tower. Later we will pass through the former artist quarter of Schwabing where you may stroll along Leopold street. The frequent
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Hofbraeuhaus Tips (49)

Drinking

Drinking at the Hofbrauhaus is not as much fun as it sounds like. The tankards are HEAVY, it's hard to find a seat, and it's really loud. Between the oompa band and the close tables of drunken partiers, you won't be able to talk to anyone else. Go for one beer for the experience, but it's not a thrilling experience.

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RichmondTraveller
Dec 31, 2013

Hofbrauhaus - Historical Reason to Drink Beer

You don't need to eat or drink to enjoy the ambiance of the Hofbrauhaus. The German band playing tunes designed to make you want to slam your beer mug on the table and order another. Several floors of halls, rooms, and even the roof top. All dedicated to enjoying a cold one with family and friends. I especially liked the "beer mug" lockers where families have stored their heirloom beer drinking mugs for years and years.

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Roadquill
Aug 12, 2013

Hofbrau is the place for spirited fun

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

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BruceDunning
Jun 23, 2012

Huge pub.

I would say that you cant miss seeing if not drinking in the Hofbrauhaus Munich. Its the biggest pub ive seen. I was there at 4pm and the huge hall , courtyard and outside balcony where almost full, i found a seat. The inside is fabulous but i dont suppose many noticed has they drank the good german beer.The seating capacity is 2670.If you would like more info go to www.hofbraeuhaus.de/en

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Jun 11, 2011
 
 
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Music and Beer

Hofbrau Haus, what would Munich do without this famous beer hall? Built by Wilhelm V in order to serve up the brown beer that he loved. He has been dissatisified with the beer that was being brewed in Munich. Now this place has survived history to serve up this famous beer. It is said to be the first brewery built in Munich. Now there are many many more, of course, but this one is worth a visit and the beer is great, the music fun and the people are ready to party.
The tables are crowded and when someone gets up to find the restroom, they might have to get up and walk on the table to get out, this, of course, gets a lot of applaus and cat calls because they actually get out without falling. If it is a female, you can expect even more noise and toasting.
Hofbrau Haus serves up a pretty good menu of Bavarian food, so you can expect to enjoy this food while having a brew.
The owners have a nice souvenir shop near the entrance, and there are many rooms that they use when the crowd is large for beer drinking. The band is set more away from the entrance, try to sit near them as they are pretty good at playing the Bavarian Style music. Check out the tuba player as he cuts his notes to make the bouncy feel, and the trumpet player whose lips must be dying after a whole day of playing. No wonder they take a lot of breaks. Don't be afraid to tip these guys, they spent their whole lives practicing so that you can be entertained. Live Music should be respected and they are preserving this style of music, just for you.

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painterdave
Sep 26, 2010

Have a beer!!!

The hofbrauhaus is a fun stop in München. Famous for their giant beers and pretzels, it is an enjoyable stop for any beer lover. We went on a Saturday and it was PACKED. We searched for a table and when someone stood up, we swooped in. Inside, a traditional 'oompa' band was playing and the atmosphere was great. Our waitress was wearing a an traditional German Derndl and was very nice. A++

JovialJanna2
Aug 08, 2010

Drink a beer in Hofbrauhaus

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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FilipDemuinck
Jun 25, 2010

Excellent Beer, music!

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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You have to come here !!!!!

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 !!!!!

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jlanza29
Mar 16, 2009

Beer and a Band

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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hquittner
Jul 22, 2008

Alcoholic atmosphere= let the good times rollllll

i heard a lot about this place, but what i found definately far exceeded my expectations. We right away had a full mass, (after having 2 and a half masses back at the hostel, Wombats Hostel rules!), and somehow, somebody ordered us another round. We were ridiculous. try to start conversations with the table next to you. We found fellow canadians miraculously there, and starting chatting about how great german beer is.
Our waiter was amazing! He held 13 masses, in one trip! omg. he deserved the gigantic tip for that!

We met really nice italians outside the beerhall, but the quantity of drinks drove one of us into madness, and the fighting ensued for hours and hourse and hours. crazy night!

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seasonedveteran
Mar 09, 2008

Hofbräuhaus

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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Feb 07, 2008

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