Hofbräuhaus am Platzl

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Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, München
The interior
Interior and ceiling

The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is a beer hall in Munich, Germany, originally built in 1589 by Bavarian Duke Maximilian I as an extension of the Hofbräu brewery. The general public was admitted in 1828 by 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 and Dunkles 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!").[1] The beer is provided by the Staatliches Hofbräuhaus brewery.


  • 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[2]
  • 1980 - 2004: Michael und Gerda Sperger[3]
  • 2004 - : Wirtsfamilien der Söhne Wolfgang und Michael Sperger[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ www.hofbraeuhaus.de (German) Die Geschichte des Hofbräuhauses > Historie > 1935. Retrieved 2013-07-29
  2. ^ www.hofbraeuhaus.de (German) Die Wirte des Hofbräuhauses. Retrieved 2013-07-29
  3. ^ Paul Brandt: Das Münchner Hofbräuhaus. Dachau: Bayerland, 1997, ISBN 3-89251-232-9
  4. ^ "Wirtsfamilie Sperger in der zweiten Generation". [www.hofbraeuhaus.de]. Retrieved 2011-05-22. 

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 48°08′15″N 11°34′47″E / 48.13750°N 11.57972°E / 48.13750; 11.57972