Eine Maß Bier


At the moment I am spending a few days in Bayern (Bavaria), Germany. I dropped into the famous Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München for eine Maß Bier (a liter mug of beer). The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, Munich’s famous “hofbrauhaus” was founded in 1589 by the Duke of Bavaria, Wilhelm V. It is one of Munich’s oldest beer halls. It was originally founded as the brewery to the old Royal Residence, which at that time was situated just around the corner from where the beer hall stands today. Mozart lived around the block from the beer hall in the late eighteenth century. In a poem he wrote, Mozart claimed to have written the opera Idomeneo after several visits to the Hofbräuhaus fortified him for the task. In the nineteenth century, most of the breweries in Munich, including the Hofbräuhaus, were converted into large beer halls, restaurants, and entertainment centers with large, cavernous meeting rooms for weddings, concerts, and plays. The current beers produced range from wheat ales to lagers with names such as Maibock, Dunkel, and Oktoberfest.


Photo taken in Munich, Germany in June 2014.

Hofbrauhaus 2

The interior of the famous Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München.


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  1. Yvonne S. Young

    I remember being there in August, 1970. Construction for the 1972 Olympics going on everywhere. Would love to see Munich without all the tall cranes. That was one noisy beer hall, and I can still see those barmaids carrying 8 or 10 of those 1 L earthenware mugs.

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