The story of Hans im Glück – a famous German fairytale – is meant to teach its readers the true origin of happiness. Heading home from work, the young Hans trades his earnings (a huge chunk of gold) for a horse, then a cow, a pig, a goose until he’s left with some grind stones which he accidentally loses in the end. But even if we might think that he has made the worst deal giving away his gold for nothing to bring home, Hans sees himself as the luckiest boy in the world, returning to his Mum without the trouble of carrying the heavy stones.
Entering one of the branches of Munich’s popular burger restaurant Hans im Glück (online reservation possible), I instantly feel like stepping into a fairytale forest. High birch trees are growing between the tables, the light is dimmed and a crowd of urban hipster Hans’s are enjoying their burgers. And these burgers, oh my!
Starting with a delicious sourdough bread as a basis, the variety of burger toppings is incredibly creative and you can choose between different sides (I highly recommend the side salads). Everything is super fresh and tasty, the sauces are a real stunner and they have different veggie burgers as well.
In the end, my severely earned gold coins might be gone as well as the burger I have bought, but even though I’m empty handed, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world, having witnessed the fairytale burgers at Hans im Glück.