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“The beer garden Chinesischer Turm is located in the English Garden (Englischer Garten), Munich's largest park area. With a size of 417 hectares, the English Garden is larger than Hyde Park in London or Central Park in New York. Due to its close distance to the university, the beer garden often attracts a young crowd, mixed with park visitor including many tourists. In 1789, on Great Elector Karl Theodor's initiative, the creation of the English Garden began with his plan to convert a former hunting area located at the Isar into a recreational nature. In 1790 the Chinese Tower (Chinesischer Turm) was built. The Chinese Tower is a pagoda-style, all-wooden tower with five storeys. The 25-metre tall tower has a diameter of 19 metres at ground level and six metres at its top level. The Chinese Tower was destroyed during World War II in 1944. In 1952 the tower was rebuilt to its original and current style. The Chinesischer Turm beer garden is the second largest beer garden in Munich and has about 7,000 seats in the self-serviced area and about 500 seats in the serviced area. Guests in the self-serviced area can sit on regular beer garden benches, some of which have back rests. The benches are arranged around the tower. The food stalls offer traditional beer garden food such as Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Hendl (roasted chicken), Schweinshaxn (roasted pork knuckle), Obatzda and Auszogne. The beer served is Hofbräu and a Maß Hell (lager) costs €7.90 (May 2016). A highlight of Chinesischer Turm is the yearly Kocherlball which is held in memory of the cooks and servants of the noble families of the 19th century. In the late 19th century, up to 5,000 Munich servants met during the summer months every Saturday morning for a dance at the Chinese Tower. Usually they met before work between 4am and 5am. Today the Kocherlball takes place on the 3rd Sunday in July between 5.30am to 10am (if the weather is bad a week later). The ball attracts thousands of participants, many of which wear historical outfits and Bavarian costumes. Depending on the weather, the beer garden is open from 10am to 11pm. In Winter, End of November till December, 23rd, a christmas market is held here. PS: Don't eat there anything except a Brezl because the food is not the best ;) Rather go for a Beer!”
  • 142 locals recommend
Bavarian Restaurant
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“As bavarian as it can get. Good choice of delicious beers and traditional bavarian food. and a very popular and nice beergarden. ”
  • 67 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Great Location for a Sunday Sundowner! Massive Terrace overlooking the English Garden.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Café
“Nice location close to the flat directly at the English Garden. Great to sit outside in the sun, spacious inside and outside A nice selection for breakfast and super juices”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“That's one of the most interesting cocktail bars I have been to. It has a good selection of exotic cocktails and the personnel is very good there. When you enter it, it is like going back into the past. Strongly recommend it, but beware the fact that it is very small and usually overcrowded, so you need either to book it in advance or go really early. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Es wird ein großes Kulturprogramm angeboten, man muss nur über die Straße gehen im Hinterhof befinden sich viele alte Kellergewölbe”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“One of my favorite places for italian dinner or coffee and cake in the afternoon. Beautiful interior, great service - Munich flair”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“need to ring a bell to get in / it’s tiny / cocktail bar for a first drink ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“ One of the best places to get an superb cocktail in the evening! The barkeepers won prices!!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Organic little eatery with typical Bavarian food right in the English garden. Cute location with hammocks and outdoor seating!”
  • 13 locals recommend
German Restaurant
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“The first thing I get asked from international guests is 'where can we eat real good bavarian food'. Well Tattenbach is one of my favourite places for that and usually not crowded with tourists. Enjoy!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Biergarten am Muffatwerk Munich's first organically certified beergarden. Let's get out – and head straight to Munich's wonderful “Biergarten am Muffatwerk”. Besides classical beergarden dishes you'll find crispy salads, fish, and organic meat from the lava stone grill. Our selection of beverages is also carefully chosen: besides the classical Hofbräu beers we have organic beer from the Lammsbräu Brewery, a selection of good wines, and Italian espresso on offer. For our little guests there's a sandpit and organic popsicles, and for the parents there's the unique historical setting on the banks of the river Isar. Opening hours every day from 12 noon Weather telephone 089 45 87 50 73 ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“A cool beach bar where you can dig your toes into the sand while listening to good music and have a drink or eat food fresh from the BBQ!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“Cute and cozy Cafè, right next door! Good for Breakfast or a cup of coffee.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Kleine stylische cubanische Bar mit guter Musik und leckeren Cocktails. Beste Tage Do-Sa------ Small stylish Cuban bar with good music and delicious cocktails. (Best days to go thursday, friday, saturday)”
  • 3 locals recommend