Welcome to the Ayinger Bräustüberl

In the heart of Aying, a small community in Southeast Munich, the Ayinger Braeustueberl is surrounded by trees and has one of the most beautiful beer gardens in Munich. Enjoy Bavarian specialities in a unique atmosphere as well as a fresh Ayinger’s, the award-winning speciality beer with enthusiasts and aficionados from Bavaria and around the world. Relax in this public house built in 1873 and simply enjoy the wonderful surroundings!
You can easily reach it via S-Bahn from Marienplatz. It is just a 40-minute direct trip to the destination that has been popular for over 100 years. Alternatively, you can travel there by bicycle. The well-developed and mostly flat cycle path will guide you through our beautiful Bavarian countryside to your destination.

In addition, on 1 May, you should not miss the raising of the maypole by the Aying fraternity. This traditional event in which the maypole is raised directly in front of the Brauereigasthof Aying takes place every five years. It does not get any more Bavarian than this!
The spectacle is accompanied by a Bavarian brass band, boys and girls in beautiful traditional costumes and superb freshly tapped beer.

By the way, a trip to Aying to watch the Football World Cup is especially worth it.
All matches of the German national team and all matches from the second round will be broadcast live on a big screen in the beer garden. You can share the excitement in good company and enjoy the “summer fairy tale” with a cool glass of beer.

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Have you ever met a surfer in the metro?

In any other city in Germany, this sight would be entirely unusual – but not in Munich! Here, a surfer in the metro is a part of the cityscape. The reason for this is the surfing wave at the Eisbachbrücke, which attracts surfers from around the world both day and night and in both winter and summer.
The “standing” wave not only challenges the sense of balance of the surfers but is also a real tourist attraction. In good weather, crowds of onlookers gather on the bridge under which a torrent of water flows. In spring, a visit to the Eisbach is always a good idea if you want to enjoy the warm days…

We also encourage you to visit “Arts ‘n’ Boards”. Located in the middle of Schwabing, it is Munich’s first surf bar with restaurant and scene hangout. Sip on a refreshing aperitif or let us spoil you with our culinary delights. Whatever you decide, there is definitely something for every surf enthusiast.

Picture source: erich torpedo/Flickr.com

In addition, the Eisbachbrücke is an ideal starting point for a leisurely stroll through the English Garden. You can “arm” yourself with your picnic basket and take a small break in the warm spring sun. In this unique atmosphere, your small snack will taste even better. Guaranteed!

If you prefer to forgo the picnic, you can enjoy tasty cuisine in the lake house on Kleinhesseloher See, which is also located in the English Garden. To round off your excursion to the “green lung of Munich”, we recommend a leisurely boat ride on this idyllic lake. Use the boat rental service and become your own captain!

The team from the Platzl Hotel hope you enjoy your “conquest of the seas”!

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Cakes in the afternoon

As a guest of the Platzl Hotel Munich, you can now expect a sweet surprise every afternoon. What could be better than relaxing after a stressful meeting or an exciting sightseeing tour of Munich with a delicious coffee and a tasty cake? Recover your strength with our pastry creations and surrender yourself to a moment of pleasure. Our chef will serve you an array of cakes baked fresh each day that will make your mouth water. Here You can find out how to bake his latest tasty creation.

Bon Appetit!

Pear Chocolate Tart Recipe

For the base:

  • 120g flour type 405
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 120g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • juice of a quarter lemon
  • a pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients into a homogeneous dough mix, let it rest for 30 min, roll out the dough and place it in a buttered tart tin. Cut off any excess dough and refrigerate until the filling is ready.

For the filling:

  • 120g dark chocolate
  • 120ml fresh cream
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • a little bitter almond extract
  • pear halves boiled in white wine, sugar and lemon juice until soft

Briefly mix the cream, sugar, eggs and bitter almond extract. Remove the tart tin from the refrigerator and cover with the dark chocolate. Then distribute the pears on top and finally pour the cream-egg mixture carefully over it. Put it in the oven at 165 °C for 45 min.

We at the Platzl Hotel wish you Bon Appetit :-) !


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Interview with Petra Reit – Deputy Housekeeper at the Platzl Hotel Munich

The staff at our traditional hotel is our most important representative, because only they can make your stay absolutely perfect. What would the Platzl Hotel be without the friendly doorman, the attentive waitress, the housekeeping or the charming receptionist? Since it is very important to us that you get to know our staff better, today we would like to introduce in more detail Petra Reit, our Deputy Housekeeper.
Take the opportunity to learn more about Ms. Petra Reit in our interview:



How long have you worked for the Platzl Hotel Munich?
PR: I have been working at the hotel for 5 ½ years.

In which area of the hotel do you work?
PR: I work in housekeeping.

What inspires you to work in the hospitality industry?
PR: Most of all, I am inspired by how much easier it is to travel abroad than in other professions.

What part of your work do you most enjoy?
PR: Both the bigger picture and the details.

Do you have a favourite spot in the hotel?
PR: If I had to choose a place, it would be the Moorish Kiosk.

What do you like most about your colleagues?
PR: Reliability, humour and above all, the good mood at work.

Why did you choose the Platzl Hotel Munich?
PR: It is great working in a family-run business. For me it was very important to avoid hotel chains. In addition, the location in the heart of Munich is unique.

What insider tips for Munich can you recommend to your guests?
PR: The Hofkirche, the English Garden and the Lenbachhaus are very close to my heart. So I would not hesitate to recommend these sights to our guests.

How will you spend spring in Munich?
PR: I spend every spare moment in the sun.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
PR: I love to be outside in the fresh air. Walking and gardening are my favorite pastimes. Of course, I spend my free time with my family and friends, too.

What is your personal highlight of spring in Munich?
PR: My absolute highlight in the spring is the almond tree blossom in the Winzererstraße. This is truly unique and highly recommended!

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“Nacht der Tracht”

There is good news for all those Oktoberfest fans who can no longer wait for the tapping of the first keg in September: This Spring, on 16 and 17 May, you will once again have the opportunity to put on a traditional Lederhosen or Dirndl, when the Löwenbräukeller in Munich plays host to the best Oktoberfest atmosphere in the city.

The “Nacht der Tracht” is taking place for the thirteenth time and will once again bestow the location at Stiglmaierplatz with a festive and traditional Bavarian atmosphere. Everybody who has a popular name can be found here, to see and be seen – and of course to join in the celebrations with good beer and tasty Oktoberfest delicacies!
Surrounded by elegant dirndl decolletages and strapping calves in lederhosen, the cult band “Barfuss”, with popular and well-known party classics, DJ Enrico Ostendorf from the radio station Charivari and the Feldmoching marching band create a traditional beer tent atmosphere and thus a unique blend of tradition and lifestyle.

Picture source: www.edition-sportiva.de

An exclusive Angermeier fashion show will also take place at the kick-off evening: Marvel at the latest Tracht trends, stylishly presented by models during an entertaining show, and stroll through all the floors of the Löwenbräukeller. Creative and tasteful lounges and bars, music that makes you want more and many other highlights ensure variety and a great night.

The Löwenbräukeller can be reached from the Platzl Hotel with the U-Bahn line 6 and the U-Bahn line 1 in just 15 minutes.
For more information on tickets, please click here

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Bavaria Filmstadt

During your stay in Munich, don’t miss to visit the Bavaria Filmstadt! Embark on an exciting journey through the world of film and television and discover the Filmstadt with the “Filmstadt Complete” offer: A 90-minute guided tour, a 4D cinema experience and a visit to the film discovery world “Bullyversum” await you!

The Bavaria Filmstadt in the south of Munich offers 300,000 square meters of exciting insights into the origins of well-known movies and television series. Currently, you can admire the elaborately designed scenery of the action movie “Big Game”, which is being filmed with Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role, together with the reconstructed Air Force One and its escape capsule. In addition, you will be offered a live view into the broadcast studio of the first German auction channel 1.2.3.tv and you will be able to discover the vampire bar from the film “Vampire Sisters 2″.
Moreover, you can also explore the film sets of great cinema classics such as “Das Boot” or “The Neverending Story” in a 90-minute guided tour through the scenery streets adjacent to film ateliers and large film studios. Since 2012, in addition to the existing attractions, such as the reception of the Hotel Fürstenhof from the telenovela “Sturm der Liebe” (Storm of Love), the Viking village “Flake” from “Wicki und die Starken Männer” (Wicki and the Strong Men) and the ice cave from “Wicki auf großer Fahrt” (Wicki on a Long Journey), you can marvel at the technically sophisticated reconstructions of the suites of the Munich Residenz from the movie “Ludwig II”. For those with talent in reporting, since 2013 visitors have had the opportunity to present the weather in front of a studio backdrop.

With the cinema release of “Lissi und der wilde Kaiser” (Lissi and the Wild Emperor), the Michael Bully Herbig collection began in the Bavaria Filmstadt in 2007. Experience the Wild Emperor Ride in the 4D cinema with moving cinema seats and breathtaking sounds and special effects.

The absolute highlight for fans of Michael Bully Herbig is the 1,500-square-foot interactive film discovery world “Bullyversum”, where you can explore among other things his three major feature films “Der Schuh des Manitu” (Manitou’s Shoe), “(T)Raumschiff Surprise-Periode 1″ (Dreamship Surprise-Period 1) and “Lissi und der wilde Kaiser” (Lissi and the Wild Emperor). With attractions such as the Journey with the Golden Bed, Mozart’s ball shooting in the garden of Castle Schöngrün and a Dreamship Surprise live film shoot, there is much to discover here for everyone. You can also let yourself be enchanted by the “Hui Buh – Das Schlossgespenst” (Hui Buh -The Castle Ghost) 3D cinema show, and then prove your talent as a voice actor in a scene. And the best thing is that afterwards you will receive feedback from Bully! In total, “Bullyversum” offers around 300 original exhibits – including props and costumes from Bully’s new movie “Buddy”, 2D and 3D projections and many hands-on activities. The Platzl Hotel Munich hopes you have a great time!


You can find more information about the Bavaria Filmstadt and the “Bullyversum” here.

Picture sources : Bavaria Filmstadt

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A day in our Ayingers Inn including a recipe tip for you

The Ayingers Inn pampers its guests with daily culinary delights from the region and always serves all its food fresh and creatively prepared with a lot of heart. The staff at the inn give their best every day to thrill guests and meet their every need. So that you can better get to know our staff and the daily tasks in the Inn, our Chef de Cuisine Jan Hankel has compiled his daily routine as well as a delicious recipe tip for you.

9.00: service begins with checking the goods ordered (meat, fish, vegetables and dairy products)

9.30 am: Put the pork roast for the day (shoulder and neck) in the oven

10.00 am: The sauces are cooked and the meat for lunch or evening service is prepared

11.00 am: The first guests arrive at the inn and we cook for them with lots of love until 2.30 – then the late shift starts

2.30 pm: The office work begins and there are phone calls made to suppliers and orders placed for the next day

5.30 pm: The evening service shift begins and ends at 10.00 p.m.

10 pm: The last orders are placed and then all the employees clock off

Our recipe tip for you: Braised veal cheeks with green beans and potato and herb purée

Preparation of the veal cheeks and vegetables:

Ingredients for the sauce:

  • 50 g of vegetable oil
  • 1 carrot
  • ¼ celery
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 leek
  • 1 litre of red wine
  • 2 tbsp of tomate paste
  • 2 litres veal stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 black peppercorns
  • 3 juniper berries

Prepare 4 pieces of veal cheek with 250 grams (remove tendons, skin and fat) and brown in a hot pan. Remove the veal cheeks and fry the vegetables (carrots, celery and onions) well. Then add some tomato paste and gently heat through. Then deglaze with a hearty red wine several times and boil again until a nice dark colour results, but do not over boil otherwise it will become bitter.

Put the veal cheeks back into the pan and cover with broth. Place in the oven in a covered pot for 1.5 hours at 160 degrees. After the cooking time, remove the veal cheeks from the pot and let the sauce boil until it is nicely creamy. Season with salt and ground pepper and add the veal cheeks to the sauce again to reheat them before serving.

Preparation of potato and herb purées:

For the mashed potatoes:

• 500 g floury potatoes

• 1 tsp cumin

• 200 ml milk

• 100 ml cream

• Salt

• Pepper

• Nutmeg

Put the floury potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and let them simmer. At the same time, chop the herbs such as parsley, chervil, marjoram, tarragon – according to taste. Drain the soft potatoes and put them back into the pot and mash, leave on the stove and let the remaining water evaporate so that the purée is not too watery.

At the same time, season the cream with salt and nutmeg and while still hot stir gently into the warm mashed potatoes. Combine a few knobs of butter and finally add the chopped herbs just before serving.

Preparation of the beans:

Fill a pot with water and salt and bring the water to a boil. Blanch 250 grams of green beans in the boiling water. Refine to taste with bacon, onions and basil.

We do hope you enjoy your meal and would be glad to receive a feedback whether you had
a good time eating this meal!

Feel free to download the PDF-Version of this recipe here >>

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Event highlights from March to May 2014

The gentle winter in the city of Munich, has given us much joy, so far, with its many hours of sunshine and mild temperatures. The idea of lengthening days and of the first birds chirping increases our anticipation of the arrival of spring in the city. The sunny days awaken our need for idyllic walks through the English Garden and memorable shopping tours along the Kaufingerstrasse. In addition, the city of Munich once again offers its spring visitors numerous event highlights.

Enjoy the awakening of spring in the Bavarian metropolis with our various event tips from March to May .

Backstreet Boys Konzert (03.03.2014, Olympic Hall)

Experience an unforgettable evening of superlatives in the Munich Olympiahalle and be there when the five original guys in the Backstreet Boys appear on stage again for the first time in nearly 10 years. Concert-goers can look forward to “In a world like this”, among other songs, from their newly released album. For more information about the concert and tickets, please click here.

Crime Festival 2014 (08.03. to 31.03.2014, various venues)

The crime festival, which is one of the largest international festivals in crime fiction, restarts on 08.03.2014 in Munich. In this extraordinary event, numerous popular crime writers will present their latest novels in the oddest places in and around Munich, e.g. in the Pathological Institute, at BMW World or in the Gasteig. For all information about the program, please click here.

St. Patricks Day (16.03.2014, Münchner Freiheit)

The Irish national holiday, “St.Patrick’s Day “, will be celebrated in Munich too, starting at 12 ‘o’ clock with a grand parade from the Münchner Freiheit to Odeonsplatz. Then beginning at 12:45, at the Odeonsplatz, there is the great after parade party with Irish music and dance performances on two stages. For more information, please click here.

Picture source: flickr.com/David Pursehouse

Starkbierfest am Nockerberg (21.03. bis 06.04.2014)

Experience the serene atmosphere at the traditional Starkbierfest am Nockerberg in the Paulaner Festsaal and enjoy a boisterous evening with palatable Starkbier, Bavarian delicacies and atmospheric music. For more information, please click here.

Howard Carpendale (29.03.2014, Olympic Hall)

The wait is finally over! On 29.03.2014 Howard Carpendale will wow concert goers in the Olympiahalle with selected songs from his new album “Waited far too long” (Viel zu lang gewartet). He invites you to an unforgettable evening concert with renewed joy and energy. For more information and tickets, please click here.

Spring Festival (25.04. bis 11.05.2014, Theresienwiese)

The 50th annual Munich Spring Festival begins on 25.04.2014 at the Theresienwiese. Two beer tents, culinary delights, many rides and a varied program, will once again attract thousands of visitors to the festival grounds. For more information, please click here.

Picture source: flickr.com/Ken Hawkins

Maidult (26.04. bis 04.05.2014, Mariahilfplatz)

In the traditional “Maidult” at Mariahilfplatz – around 300 market traders, antique dealers and showmen invite you to stroll, have fun and celebrate. Every Tuesday the family-friendly fun fair in the Au district offers a Children’s Day with discounted fares. For more information, please click here.

As a further idea for an excursion we encourage you to visit the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein in Füssen, which is easily reached from Munich in 1.5 hours by car.

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Bavaria Film City

Are you still looking for an idea for an excursion that makes your day into an unforgettable experience, regardless of the weather?

Bavaria Film city in the south of Munich offers 300,000 square metres of exciting insight into the origins of well-known movies and television series. Currently, you can admire the lavish backdrop of the action movie “Big Game” that has just been shot with Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role, along with the replica Air Force One and associated rescue capsule. In addition, a live view into the broadcast studio of the first German auction channel, 1.2.3.tv and the vampire bar from “Vampire Sisters 2 – Bats in the belly” are there to be discovered.

The film sets of great cinema classics such as “Das Boot” or “The Never ending Story”, are impressively bought to life with their 90-minute tours along the reconstructed streets of the film sets and large sound stages. In addition to the existing attractions, such as the hotel reception at the Duke’s Palace Hotel from the telenovela ” Storm of Love (Sturm der Liebe)”, the Viking village “Flake” from “Wicki and the strong men” and the ice cave from “Wicki on a long journey,”; the technically sophisticated replica suites of the Munich Residenz from the movie “Ludwig II” have been open since 2012 for you to marvel at. Since 2013 there has also been the opportunity for active talent to present the weather forecast in front of the appropriate studio backdrop.
With the theatrical release of “Lissi and the Wild Emperor” in 2007 Michael Bully Herbig entered the Bavaria Film City. Experience the Wild Emperor ride in the 4D cinema with moving theatre seats and breath-taking sound and special effects.
The absolute highlight for fans of Michael Bully Herbig is the 1,500-square-foot interactive world of film discoveries “Bullyversum” in which, amongst others, one is taken through his three major feature films ” Manitou’s Shoe “, “Spaceship Surprise Period 1″ and “Lissi and the Wild Emperor”. With attractions such as the trip to the golden time bed, Mozart ball (Mozartkugel) shooting in the garden of Castle Schöngrün and a Spaceship Surprise live film shoot, there is much for everyone to discover here. You can also be enchanted by “Hui Buh The Castle Ghost” in a 3D cinema show and then put your talent to work as a voice actor in a scene including feedback from Bully. All in all the “Bullyversum” provides about 300 original exhibits – including props and costumes from Bully’s new movie “Buddy”, 2D and 3D projection and a lot of hands-on activities. The Platzl Hotel München hopes you’ll have a lot of fun!


More information about Bavaria Fimstadt and the “Bullyversum” can be found here.

Picture source: Bavaria Filmstadt

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History of Ayinger’s Inn

Ayinger’s Inn, a restaurant owned by Platzl Hotel Munich, is known for its excellent, down-to-earth typical Bavarian cuisine served in a cosy atmosphere in a building with a long history.

The place is first mentioned in the records of a master leather craftsman in 1525. The house had many owners over the following centuries. It was home to the Wallners, the court butchers, before the trumpeter Holzhauser acquired it. Later owners included the Lebzelter and Schäffler families. In 1841, the Kaut family acquired the property until it was rebuilt in its present form in 1896–1898 by architect Max Ostenrieder. Parallel to its conversion to today’s Ayinger’s Inn, the Hofbräuhaus across the street also underwent a fundamental transformation. After the redesign, a sausage factory was housed on the ground floor. The upper floors housed a variety of tenants, including a jam business sometime after 1822-23 and the Goldina “cocoa bar”, which eventually became a pub. Soon, the bar was serving more than cocoa, coffee and tea; the wine and champagne would keep flowing until well after midnight! Two years later, the pub received its full operating licence and the Goldina cocoa lounge became the “Café am Platzl”. In February 1927, café operator Max Eigner became the pub landlord and had the premises completely renovated. The café prospered, but the guests were not always the kind a serious restaurateur might have wanted, leading to a rather shady reputation for the café. There was repeated trouble with the law and fighting in the pub. Eventually, Eigner’s debts had piled up enough that led the café to be shut down on 12 September 1933. The pub had numerous owners until war broke out six years later. The pub only reopened after the war, now christened the artist-pub “Simplicissimus”, although that didn’t stay open long. The “Simplicissimus” became the Lola Montez Bar and the building, which had survived the war relatively unscathed, once again started to attract a rather shady clientèle, not unlike that from before the war.

It took a few more decades until the house and the whole Platzl could shake off its bad reputation, culminating in the purchase of the pub by Hans Röder in 1990, who renovated it from top to bottom. The ground floor became home to a café with ice cream parlour and the Princess Garden Chinese restaurant. The first floor became the Dry Club cocktail bar.
In 1997, Platzl KG acquired the building known as the “Ostenrieder House”, renovated it again and turned into a traditional Bavarian restaurant.
On 28 July 2000, the restaurant was christened Ayingers am Platzl 1A, the name by which we still know it today.
The house with its rich, neo-Gothic façade with stones included in the structure and its wide arches is now a listed building. It has developed quite a reputation beyond Munich for its excellent beer.

The Aying Brewery belongs to the Inselkammer family, the owners of the Platzl Hotel, its Pfistermühle restaurant and the Ayinger’s Inn. The brewery was founded in 1999 on Münchner Straße in the village of Aying, 25 km south-east of Munich. At the time, the brewery was one of the most modern breweries in Europe. It now produces 14 beers, all offered at Ayinger’s Inn. The restaurant once again enjoys a very good reputation , due to its large selection of beers and the good quality of food offered in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere. Not only do visitors from abroad find the restaurant popular, locals like to come for a good Bavarian beer in the cosy restaurant!

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