Munich’s special ice-cream parlours

As the ‘‘northernmost city of Italy“, it is also important for Munich to offer a large variety of delicious ice-cream types in the warm days of the year.
In order to ensure that you do not miss out on the best, we are presenting four special ice-cream parlours of Munich and their ice creations to you.

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Schuhbeck’s Ice-cream saloon & Yoghurteria

Alfons Schuhbeck is not only known for his delicious Bavarian cuisine but he also leads a successful ice-cream parlour at Platzl. His repertoire comprises of 160 ice-cream types which are all made from exquisite and natural ingredients. The variety which covers 18 different flavour combinations is changed on daily basis and ranges from Stracciatella to apple strudels, red wine and brown bread. His frozen yogurts and refreshing milkshakes are also famous.

One scoop of ice-cream costs €1.20. The ice-cream parlour is open daily from 11:00 to 18:00 and is located right near Platzl Hotel Munich.

Ballabeni Icecream

‘‘The ice-cream here must be really delicious’’. This is a thought which immediately comes into mind when someone sees a long line of people standing in front of an ice-cream parlour. Ballabeni impresses due to an ice-cream experience of special kind since here, guests have the opportunity to view ice-cream making live. Apart from this, the head Giorgio Ballabeni is himself present behind the counter. With his good spirit, the Italian-born man inspires his guests. In Ballabeni, you can choose between classical and exceptional ice-cream types. An additional feature is that a small spoon of ice-cream of a different flavour is offered with each order.

One scoop of ice-cream costs €1.30. Ballabeni Icecream is located in Theresienstraße 46. The opening times are 11.30 to 22.30 daily.

Gelato Bartu

From the fashion industry to ice-cream parlours; this was the unusual professional career of Thomas Bartu, owner of Gelato Bartu. The idea of an ice-cream parlour came into his mind when he became interested in making ice-cream according to his own taste. His ice-cream is characterised by the fact that it simply consists of natural ingredients.
For everyone to know exactly what is actually contained in the ice-cream, the detailed list of ingredients for each flavour combination has been put up in the shop window. Every day, six to ten lactose-free ice-cream types are offered. The ice-cream here is smoothed in a classic way as in Italy and served in scoop form which is quite common in Germany.

The first smoothed scoop costs €1.50 and each additional scoop costs €1.00. The ice-cream parlour is located at Wilhelmstraße 23 and is open daily from 12:00 to 22:00.

Der verrückte Eismacher (The crazy ice-cream maker)

The most unusual ice-cream parlour of Munich is located at the back entrance of Ludwig-Maximilian University. The owner is the young entrepreneur Matthias Münz who studied Tourism Management at Munich University of Applied Sciences. Even early in his bachelor thesis, he wrote about his own ice-cream café. On stepping into the ice-cream parlour, guests feel like entering into the dream world of Alice in the Wonderland. The walls are brightly coloured and the motifs of the Cheshire Cat, March hare and the Queen of Hearts shine. Matthias Münz himself serves ice-cream here and always carries a top hat just like the Mad Hatter. The variety of ice-cream offered here is also very creative: It is changed regularly with flavour combinations such as shandy, Bavarian white sausage and Gorgonzola offered among others. Besides the milk ice-cream variety, a refreshment food item in heart shape made of frozen raspberry syrup is also served.

One can get one scoop of ice-cream here for €1.10. Der verrückte Eismacher is located at Amalienstraße 77. The ice-cream parlour is open from Monday to Friday between 11:00 and 22:00 and on weekends between 13:00 and 22:00.



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