A lot of people who visit Munich will of course like to try typical food – so this is my suggestion for a Bavarian-style restaurant. The menu contains all the usual “Schmankerl” (goodies) from this part of Germany. But there are a few things which distinguish the Wirtshaus in der Au from most typical restaurants: There is also a seasonal menu on offer with, for instance, white asparagus dishes in spring or goose roast on Saint Martin’s day in November.
After you have eaten at the Wirtshaus, ask for a schnapps. The waiter will present a rack with different bottles and you pick from apricot, damson or rowan berry schnapps to name but a few.
As opposed to a lot of traditional places, the Wirtshaus also attracts a younger crowd. Every month various events such as jazz concerts or waltz dancing evenings take place and they do a summer party in August where people can wear their traditional costumes.
And here is my favourite thing: you can book yourself into a dumpling cookery course. So if you want to impress your friends a bit more, do not only bring back a stein from the Oktoberfest but also serve a roast accompanied by homemade Bavarian dumplings.