Sterneckerbräu, Munich

Sterneckerbräu, Munich

The Sterneckerbräu, located in Munich, was once a prominent brewery. It also served as a gathering place for the initial branch of the German Workers' Party (DAP), much like the Bürgerbräukeller, which played a significant role in the rise of the Nazi movement. The DAP members would convene on a weekly basis in the restaurant situated on the building's first floor. On September 12, 1919, Adolf Hitler attended a DAP meeting and accepted an invitation to join the party, becoming its 55th member.

In October 1919, a branch of the DAP was established in one of the rooms at the Sterneckerbräu. In February 1920, it underwent a name change and became the National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP). Additionally, in 1921, the Bavarian nationalist and royalist league known as "In Treue fest" was founded at the Sterneckerbräu. However, the Nazis banned it on February 2, 1933, only for it to be re-established in 1952.

On November 8, 1933, Hitler inaugurated the Museum of the Nazi Party at the Sterneckerbräu, an establishment that was even mentioned in the Baedeker travel guide. Visitors can still view the original inventory, office furniture, and members' rooms from that time.

Remarkably, the building survived the ravages of World War II. In 1957, the restaurant ceased its operations, and the first floor was repurposed into a commercial space. Today, the building serves both residential and commercial purposes and holds a place on the Bavarian monument list as a registered historical monument.

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Sight Name: Sterneckerbräu
Sight Location: Munich, Germany (See walking tours in Munich)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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