Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich

Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich

What to buy here: Beer Stein from the Hofbräuhaus- Dating all the way back to 1589, the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich was founded by the Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V. Originally, the Hofbräuhaus building was not open to the public, but in 1828—lucky for both tourists and locals alike!—the building opened its doors to the masses. Today, it is a warm place, thick with traditional atmosphere and friendly vibes, where you can come to eat typical Bavarian food, listen to the Oompah band play loudly on stage, and gulp down the rich Hofbräuhaus beer in large, one-liter steins, which the Germans call a Mass. In 1516, the “Bavarian Beer Purity Law” was passed, which states that only natural ingredients can be used to brew the beers. To this day, the beers of Munich, Hofbräuhaus beer included, are held to that high, delicious standard of beer manufacturing. Available in the gift shop of the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl in downtown Munich, you can bring home one of the large, traditional glass Hofbräuhaus beer steins. Just don’t tell any Germans that you will probably be filling it with something other than the pure, golden Hofbräuhaus beer. Cost: around 10 to 15 Euros.

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Hofbräuhaus am Platzl on Map

Sight Name: Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
Sight Location: Munich, Germany
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Altstadt Souvenir Shops  

Walking Tours in Munich, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Munich

Create Your Own Walk in Munich

Creating your own self-guided walk in Munich is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walk II

City Orientation Walk II

Bavarian capital Munich is a home to numerous historic sights and museums. The most notable of them are the Deutsches Theatermuseum (German Theater Museum), Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum), Pinakothek der Moderne, and Neue Pinakothek. To see what else Munich has to offer, follow this orientation walk and enjoy.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
South Alstadt Walking Tour

South Alstadt Walking Tour

The Southern part of the Alstadt consists of 2 quarters: the Hackenviertel in the south west and the Angerviertel in the south east. It lies between the two historic towers: the Sendlinger Tor and the Isartor, two of four main gates of the medieval city wall. The area is home to famous museums and beautiful churches, but also to the oldest shopping street of Munich, Sendlinger Strasse.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 km
The Architectural Splendor and Palaces Tour

The Architectural Splendor and Palaces Tour

Munich city is a conglomerate of palaces that reflects a variety of styles. The enormous palaces have a long history and some of them have been added to and rebuilt over the centuries. While some were built to be royal residences, others were used as hunting lodges, temporary residences or castles. The palaces reflect a wonderful mix of renaissance, baroque and rococo styles of architecture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Munich Bars and Pubs

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Marienplatz Area Sights Walking Tour

Marienplatz Area Sights Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.8 km
Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

Third Reich Munich Walking Tour

It was in Munich that Hitler had made his first attempts at grabbing power. The walking tour explores the places and events that are related to the Nazi movement. It traces the events from the first mass meetings at the Hofbräuhaus to the failed attempt to seize power at the Felderrnhalle.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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