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Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany

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Beer Hall at Hofbrauhaus in Munich, Germany

Hofbrauhaus, or Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München is one of the major tourist destinations in Munich, Germany. Hofbrauhaus is frequented by tourists for tasting fine quality beer. It was previously known as Brown Hofbrauhaus, as it only brewed brown ale.

Earlier, Munich used to import beer. The demand for good quality beer led to the setting up of a brewery in Munich. The Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V took the initiative to found Hofbrauhaus. Since then, this has remained a favorite joint for tourists. Travelers in Hofbrauhaus will experience a festive season throughout the year.

Here tourists can taste the traditional food of the region. They can tap their feet to the melodious music of Munich. Here guests can also enjoy traditional dance. Along with the traditional touches in Hofbrauhaus, tourists can also have a taste of the beer in a cozy and cajoling atmosphere. The waitresses in Hofbrauhaus are very hospitable in serving their guests. It has certain scheduled events for its regular guests. The regular visitors can avail the facility to reserve tables.

Immediately after World War II, the demand for Hofbräuhäuser started growing in the rest of the world. Thus Hofbrauhaus was opened in several locations including Australia, US, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and Asia.

Hofbrauhaus Map

Facts about Hofbrauhaus


  • Hofbrauhaus was set up in Munich in 1589.
  • The first brewer of this brewery was Heimeran Pongratz.
  • In the year 1920, Adolf Hitler had his first meeting with the National Socialists in the Festival Room called Festsaal located on the third floor.
  • The brewery is owned and run by the Bavarian state government.

Where is Hofbrauhaus ?

Hofbrauhaus is located at a half-hour drive from the Munich International Airport. You can travel either in a taxi or bus to reach Hofbrauhaus.

Best time to visit Hofbrauhaus

The best time to visit Munich is from March to May as it will be free from crowds.

Hofbrauhaus Hours

Hofbrauhaus opens on all days of the week from 9:00 am to 11:30 pm.

* Hours may differ on St. Stephen’s day, New year’s eve and New year’s day.


More about Hofbrauhaus

Nearby Attractions: National Theater, Almenraush, Atomic Cafe and Galeria Kaufhof München Marienplatz.

Related : Munich City Map

Published On: Thursday, October 31st, 2013