MUNICH TRAVELOGUE – DAY 2 – HOFBRÄUHAUS

by Antonio Gil January. 25, 2021 425 views

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♫♫ Hofbrauhaus Beer Hall during Oktoberfest ♫♫

The Hofbräuhaus am Platzl is a beer hall in Munich, Germany, originally built in 1589.

Its menu features such traditional favorites of Bavarian cuisine as Brezn (soft pretzel), Obatzda (cheese dip), Hax'n, and sausages such as Bratwurst and Weisswurst. Brews include Helles and Dunkles served in a Maß, Weißbier, and wine.

During regular hours traditional Bavarian music is played. The famous Hofbräuhaus song (Hofbräuhaus-Lied), composed in 1935 by Wilhelm "Wiga" Gabriel, goes: "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus, eine, zwei, g'suffa!" ("There's a Hofbräuhaus in Munich—one, two, down the hatch!" in the local dialect).

Wolfgang Amadeus 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 period just before World War One, Vladimir Lenin lived in Munich and reportedly visited the Hofbräuhaus on a regular basis.

On February 25, 1920 Hitler presented the Nazi Party Twenty Five Point Program in the Hofbräuhaus. On November 4, 1921 the Hofbräuhaus was also the birthplace of the later feared Nazi street fighting organization, the Sturmabteilungen or SA for short. On that day the National Socialist party held a large public meeting at the Hofbräuhaus and after Hitler had spoken for some time the meeting erupted into a melee. There was a massive fight between the Nazi brawlers and their Social Democrat and Communist opponents. Hitler managed to finish his address, notwithstanding the chaos of smashed tables and chairs and hurled beer mugs all about him.

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Jay Boggess 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Wonderful scenes, great camera work. looks like a fun place. Interesting historical background, as well! Loved the video. I really got the feel of what it would be like to be there, especially during Oktoberfest! +1smile+1

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Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 months, 3 weeks ago

It's like that all the time. Music, laughs, people singing. It was really funny. Pity now everything is closed. Thank you dear friend

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Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 2 weeks ago

My Pleasure, Amigos!
Hope we can all get back to the care free and joyous times we've enjoyed in the past!smile

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Berckmans Peter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

We had a drinkingsong about the Hofbrauhaus in Munchen when I was in the army in Germany. A lot of drinking. Nice to see the place.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 months, 3 weeks ago

I think that's the song I show in the video 😊 Thanks my friend

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Warren Edwards 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Was #4 in a fight over the talented beer maiden in #1 joy some places have some real history could you imagine what the walls would say..

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Antonio Gil Replied to Warren Edwards 2 months, 3 weeks ago

So true Warren. The place was historic but the beer was fresh 😊

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Warren Edwards Replied to Antonio Gil 2 months, 3 weeks ago

beers

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Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Interesting information about the hall and really nice captures. Definitely a great place to have a few laughs and drinks smile

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Antonio Gil Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 3 weeks ago

It sure was. Thanks my friend

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