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Hofbrauhaus
Hofbrauhaus

Hofbrauhaus

Platzl 8, Munich, 80331

The Basics

Known as “the world’s most famous tavern,” Hofbrauhaus is an enormous 16th-century building and the birthplace of the multinational Hofbrauhaus beer company. Visitors can choose from a variety of seating areas, including the historical Schwemme, where the beer was once brewed; the enormous festival hall, which was built by Duke Wilhelm V in 1589; and the outdoor beer garden. Some tables are reserved for groups of regulars, who keep their personal (often valuable) steins on site.

Visit to immerse yourself in traditional Bavarian culture, and try one of the breweries many beers along with local food such as pretzels and weiner schnitzel. Hofbrauhaus is a popular stop on Munich Old Town tours and food and drink tours.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Munich

star-5
Bright Lights Big City
Juby B, Nov 2019
Munich by Night including Dinner at Hofbrauhaus and Olympic Tower Ascent
The tour was easy to find. Pick up was prompt. We toured around Munich in a bus, narrated by a passionate guide. The stop at Hofbrauhaus was delightful. The food was good. I was a little disappointed not to have gone up to the entertainment level, but that is ok. After, off to the Olympic Tower for a drink. Seeing the city from the tower was delightful. Overall, a lovely evening.
star-4
Night tour
Stay03541403909, Sep 2019
Munich by Night including Dinner at Hofbrauhaus and Olympic Tower Ascent
A very well combined tour, sight seeing and food. Our guide, Franka was very informative about the tour and made sure to get to know everyone.
star-4
Good time in Munich
Kjs317, Jun 2019
Munich by Night including Dinner at Hofbrauhaus and Olympic Tower Ascent
We enjoyed Munich! With that being said, the dinner was like a 6/10. The beef was dry in my opinion. However the entertainment at the hofbrauhaus was incredible! Unfortunately it was raining so it was super humid upstairs where we ate. However the trip to the Olympic Tower was cool, again rainy but can’t help that. The drinks from the Olympic Tower were great too (very strong). Overall a fun trip! Met some pretty cool people too! Our tour guide was knowledgeable and kept us informed on everything!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • You can make reservations for Hofbauhaus’ restaurant but not for seats at the Schwemme or in the beer garden.

  • Hofbauhaus hosts more than 500 musical events per year; check the schedule for performance details and times.

  • Hofbrauhaus is accessible for wheelchairs.

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How to Get There

Hofbrauhaus is located in central Munich, at Platzl 8. To reach the site via public transportation, take the U3/U6 underground lines or the S-Bahn to Marienplatz. Driving is not recommended.

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When to Get There

Hofbrauhaus is open 365 days per year, from mid-morning until midnight, and is popular all year round. Munich is especially busy during Oktoberfest (which actually takes place from late September through early October), and crowds in the city can be rowdy.

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Beer Tokens

For a fun souvenir—or just an excuse to return to Hofbrauhaus in the future—pick up some beer tokens before you leave. Each token is worth one beer and can be used indefinitely, even if the price of beer goes up in the future. The tokens are available from the staff and at the on-site shop.

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