Visiting Munich’s Most Famous Beer Hall

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Although we only had one day in Munich, we made time to visit the world famous beer hall Hofbräuhaus for a bite and a (few) brews!

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Visitors from all over the world gather under the intricately painted ceilings at the long wooden tables to eat hearty German food and drink liter-steins of world famous Hofbräuhaus beer!

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There is ample seating both inside and out…

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Regulars to the world famous brewery can reserve a beer mug locker.

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Hofbräuhaus serves 3 main types of beer- Dark Beer (the origin of Bavarian beer), Original (a refreshing, fine bitter), and Münchner Weisse (a sparkling, tingling, refreshing beer).

We both enjoyed a variation of the traditional beer by ordering a refreshing radler (beer + lemonade). Mine was made with the original beer and Sam tried his with the dark.

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And what would a trip to Germany be without a humongous pretzel to go with your beer?!

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Although the pretzel and beer pretty much filled me up, I had to try the fresh mushrooms in herb cream sauce with a bread dumpling, although I certainly couldn’t finish all of it. We were barely a day into our 6-week European adventure and I felt like I had already gained a few pounds!

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Sam went for the traditional sausage and sauerkraut.

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As we drank our beers, ate traditional German food, and listened to the Oompah band, we truly felt that we had arrived… in Germany!

Some may consider it a tourist trap, but I definitely feel that Hofbräuhaus is well worth a stop during your next visit to Munich! It’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

Check out a quick video of how we spent our jam-packed day in Munich:


  1. Wow! What a find. It may be touristy but it seems like a great place to try some good brews and awesome food. The radler sounds interesting though. Lemonade and Beer? I’m game to try it. 🙂

  2. I felt the same way about eating in Salzburg- I loved the food but who would think that order sausages would be the “lighter”route?

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