Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz

Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz

Historically Relevant
Art of brewing
Food highlight

Tall chestnut trees, drinkable beer and fine delicacies: the Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz has everything a traditional Bavarian beer garden needs - and a little more.

Originally built as a cellar for storing beer between 1892 and 1894, the Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz is now one of Munich's largest beer gardens. And it is certainly one of the most beautiful places to enjoy a snack in Munich.

Huge and cosy at the same time: the Hofbräukeller beer garden on Wiener Platz.

Under shady chestnut trees, around 1,400 guests can sit on rustic wooden benches in the spacious self-service area. In keeping with Bavarian tradition, guests are also welcome to bring food from home and eat it here. But it is also worth trying out the Hofbräukeller cuisine: Steckerlfisch, sausage salad, chicken or fresh lard pastries - there's plenty on offer. Refreshing spritzers, lemonades and soft drinks are available, as well as the world-famous Hofbräu beer. After all, Wiener Platz was home to the brewery of the same name until 1988 - the former stables of the brewery horses are still there today and serve as wooden arcades and seating for the beer garden guests. On cooler days, we recommend a spot in the traditional pub or the quaint, historic beer parlour. Further information can be found here.

From the beer bench to the deckchair: the sand bar of the Munich Hofbräukeller

In the middle of the beer garden there is also a beach bar: the Sandbar. Between palm trees, sand hills and parasols, it is the perfect place to relax in fine weather in comfortable deckchairs and cosy lounge corners with fancy cocktails and homemade lemonades.

Urban flair, cosy atmosphere and idyllic nature: Wiener Platz

What is also special about the Hofbräukeller is its location: it is situated directly on the picturesque Wiener Platz, in the middle of Munich's Haidhausen district. This is also where Munich's smallest permanent market is located. And so here - surrounded by historic old buildings with a cosy village charm - you can stroll through the traditional market stalls of the Wienermarkt until early in the evening on weekdays. It is also only a few minutes' walk to the Isar. The route takes you right through the extensive Maximiliansanlagen, which directly adjoin the Hofbräukeller and were commissioned by King Max II. You should also take a detour to another impressive Bavarian building nearby: the Maximilianeum, the seat of the Bavarian parliament. The building is enthroned on a hill from which you have a beautiful view of Munich's old town - from the Maxmonument to the elegant Maximilianstraße and the famous Munich Frauenkirche.

Arrival: Take the train to Munich's Ostbahnhof station. From there it is a 17-minute walk to the Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz. Leave the Ostbahnhof at the Orleansplatz/Wörthstraße exit. Follow Wörthstraße straight ahead past Bordeauxplatz until you reach Preysingstraße. Turn left here and immediately turn right again into Steinstraße. Continue straight along Steinstraße. It will take you directly to your destination, Wiener Platz. The Hofbräukeller is on the left-hand side.

Hofbräukeller on Wiener Platz
Innere Wiener Straße 19
81667 Munich
Next station
München Ost

Our tip: Please make sure to check your train connection and the expected capacity before you start your journey.

More destinations

Although the Augustiner Schützengarten beer garden in Munich, which has seating for 3,000 people,... Here is the heart of Munich. Hearty Bavarian cuisine, cosy surroundings and generously filled beer... Weihenstephan is the oldest brewery in the world still running. On a tour you can dive into the... Examples of nice and traditional beer gardens include the one from the Paulaner brewery on... The "Barfüßer Hausbrauerei" brewery and beer garden are situated right in the heart of Memmingen.... In the Rottal valley you will not just find an exercise trail, but an entire fitness park. You can... "Das Kranzbach" is much more than just a hotel with fitness facilities. Thanks to its elaborate... If you would like to have a look round the city away from the usual sights, we recommend taking the... Do you like the mystery of the forest and the diversity of nature? Then this railway traveller's... If you're already equipped with Lederhosen and strong calves, then you're ready for a...