The Munich Hofbräuhaus on the Platzl is one of the most well-known city institutions and is at the same time the most famous brewery in the world.
At the end of the 16th century, Duke Wilhelm V. had the Hofbräuhaus built to supply the court of the Wittelsbachs so that it would no longer be necessary to import beer from Lower Saxony; Hofbräu beer could be brewed locally.
Today the most famous taproom in Munich attracts locals and tourists alike for a casual light meal and a liter of beer in the Hofbräuhaus. The “Beer Palace” has been turned into a multi-faceted restaurant with a number of dining rooms. The cross vault on the ground floor, where beer used to be brewed, is the centerpiece of the Hofbräuhaus, the “watering hole”.
The large taproom features a quaint tavern environment with a house band every day. On the second floor is the stylish Bräustüberl public house, which enchants with its more polished middle-class atmosphere. In the courtyard, you can enjoy a cool liter of beer in the beer garden under the chestnut trees."