The Hofbräuhaus is the cradle of Bavarian tavern culture - the origin of tradition, “Gemütlichkeit” and hospitality. Every day the Bavarian lust for life magically attracts people from of nations. The famous Hofbräuhaus dates back to the 16th century and offers the quintessential German beer hall experience complete with live brass band. Hofbräuhaus is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Munich. So sometimes it is hard to find a table and get a beer.


There are several options:

Schwemme. The historical Schwemme, which is located on the ground floor of the Hofbräuhaus, constitutes the heart of the Hofbräuhaus. Here, were the beer was once brewed, up to 1300 guests can be seated underneath the cross vaults at tables, some of which have already been here since 1897, as is proven by the numerous initials, names and comments carved into them. A bandstand where our in-house bands play every day forms the centre of the Schwemme. At the regulars` tables guests from all nations can experience the Bavarian way of life at first hand.

Biergarten. Underneath age-old chestnut trees and surrounded by the historical walls of the Hofbräuhaus there is the summerly meeting place for all who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the inner city. Entering the beer garden through the stately archway, visitors arrive at this oasis which takes them into another world. Our beer garden has room for almost 400 people to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Hofbräuhaus in the open air.

Bräustüberl. Stylish, Bavarian ambience and cultured, modern hospitality can be experienced in our beautiful Bräustüberl which is located on the first floor. Especially the inhabitants of Munich appreciate its pleasant turn of the century flair. Make yourself comfortable near the beautiful bay overlooking Platzl square or by the tile stove and enjoy a glass of Hofbräu beer, listen to folk music and let our cuisine spoil you. Our extensive menu includes both traditional Munich dishes and light Bavarian cuisine. Our friendly staff will turn your visit to the Bräustüberl in the Hofbräuhaus into a genuine Munich pleasure.

Festsaal. Built by Duke Wilhelm V. in 1589, the historical festival hall was among the rooms of the Hofbräuhaus that were destroyed most during World War II. After it was completely renovated in 1958, it can now be used again for festivities of all kinds, as it had been in the previous decades. The festival hall offering 650 seats provides every day an impressive setting for numerous traditions which are cultivated in our Bavarian homeland. Traditional folk music or the Schuhplattler dance guarantee a unique experience in the evening. Enjoy our fresh Hofbräu beer together with original Bavarian specialties á la carte.


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