Munich - The heart of Bavaria

Beyond the jolly beer gardens of Munich, there is an ancient darkness waiting to be found.

  • Bier für alle

    Augustinerbräu is the oldest brewery in Munich, founded in 1328. They are said to have the best Helles anywhere.

    Augustiner Keller

  • Centuries of barrels

    The famous brewery was founded in 1589. When Swedish king Gustav II Adolf invaded Bavaria in 1632, he threatened to burn the entire city of München unless he received 600 000 barrels of beer from Hofbräuhaus.


  • Silent watch

    St Michael

  • The light at the end of the tunnel


  • Bye bye Swedes

    The column was erected in 1638 to celebrate the end of the Swedish occupation of Bavaria.

    Mariensäule at Marienplatz

  • Naming conventions

    Leberkäse is a traditional Bavarian dish, but despite the name it doesn't contain either liver nor cheese.

    Zum Dürnbräu

  • Breathe

    Englischer Garten