The Bier & Oktoberfest museum is one of the latest museums opened in Munich, and is located in one of the oldest houses in the city centre: Opened 2004, the history of Munich’s beer tradition and Oktoberfest is shown here in a lively and entertaining manner. For example, many photos and paintings from 200 years ago show beer culture and the who-is-who in the Bavarian brewery dynasties.
THIRSTY NOW? Beer is also dispensed at the museum’s internal tavern, the “Museumsstüberl”. This is a small comfortable restaurant and contains an impressive historic brewery boiler. Many different beers can be tasted here, and especially the traditional “Schweinsbraten” (pork roast with dumpling and kraut) is not really low-fat-food but probably the best base for some more beers later in the evening!
Here you can learn more about the Bavarian style of saying “cheers”. Also you’ll be able to deep dive into the history of the world’s biggest folk festival Oktoberfest (which takes place every year in September/October) and taste the seasonally brewed Wiesn-beer afterwards in the “Museumsstüberl” tavern downstairs.
HISTORIC WALLS: Also very impressive is the historic house itself, partly around 650 years old, but lovely renovated! It is located close to the old city walls and not far from the traditional food market “Viktualienmarkt” in the city centre.