Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
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The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is a beer hall in the city center of Munich, Germany. The inn was originally built in 1598 by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I. It was built as an extension of the original Hofbräu brewery, but for Weissbier (wheat beer). The general public was admitted only in 1828 by then king Ludwig I. The building was completely remodeled in 1897 by Max Littmann, when the brewery moved to the suburbs. In the bombing of WW II, everything but the ground floor ("Schwemme") was destroyed; it took until 1958 to be rebuilt.
The restaurant comprises most of the mentioned inn, a ballroom as well as a beer garden. Its menu features Bavarian dishes such as roast pork, pork knuckle, and sausages such as Weisswurst. Helles is served in a Maß, along with wheat beer and wine. Though sometimes regarded as being "commercialized", it is popular among locals as well as foreigners. During regular hours, traditional Bavarian music is played. The Hofbräuhaus song (Hofbräuhaus-Lied), composed in 1935 by Wilhelm 'Wiga' Gabriel, goes: "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus, oans, zwoa, g'suffa!" ("There's a Hofbräuhaus in Munich—one, two, drunk!"). The beer is provided by the brewery Staatliches Hofbräuhaus.
- 1885 – 1896: Martin Ammerloher
- 1897 – 1906: Joseph Wittmann
- 1906 – 1919: Karl Mittermüller
- 1919 – 1930: Hans Parzer (during Hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic)
- 1930 – 1945: Hans Bacherl (during Nazi rule in Germany and WW II)
- 1945 – 1950: Valentin Emmert (during Post-war)
- 1950 – 1960: Franz Trimborn
- 1960 – 1970: Toni Steiner
- 1970 – 1980: Hans Glanegger
- 1980 - 2004: Michael und Gerda Sperger
- 2004 - ongoing: Wirtsfamilien der Söhne Wolfgang und Michael Sperger
- www.hofbraeuhaus.de (German) Die Geschichte des Hofbräuhauses > Historie > 1935. Retrieved 2013-07-29
- www.hofbraeuhaus.de (German) Die Wirte des Hofbräuhauses. Retrieved 2013-07-29
- Paul Brandt: Das Münchner Hofbräuhaus. Dachau: Bayerland, 1997, ISBN 3-89251-232-9
- "Wirtsfamilie Sperger in der zweiten Generation". [www.hofbraeuhaus.de]. Retrieved 2011-05-22.
Media related to Hofbräuhaus am Platzl at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Website
- Old Town City Panorama - Panoramic View at the Hofbräuhaus am Platzl
- Virtual Tourist articles
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