The Muffatwerke (Zellstr. 4, 81667 Munich) is a former 19th century power station in the Munich district of Haidhausen which is now used as a music venue/cultural centre (theatre, dance, fashion shows, readings, etc.). The name comes from a politician of that time. In 1973 the power station was shut down. After the temporary use of the building for diverse purposes - amongst others as indoor tennis court - the City of Munich was able to clear the area for cultural use, in 1992.
The Muffatwerk sets trends for Munich, they were amongst the first to host hip-hop events, Drum'n'Bass club evenings and DJ events in electronic music scene. They are also the venue of choice for rising stars of the indie and other scenes. The concerts and events take place at the larger Muffathalle and the smaller Ampere room. The likes of The Killers, Interpol, Kaiser Chiefs or Einstürzende Neubauten had gigs here. This October and November for example The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Death Cab for Cutie and Ron Sexsmith will play at the venue.
Other parts of the Muffatwerke include a cafe and a bio oriented Biergarten (open from 12am on sunny days). The kitchen combines classic Biergarten dishes with Mediterranean influences and light vegetarian meals. The drinks menu features Hofbräu and unfiltered Bio-Lammsbräu on tap, good wines, espresso and everything one hopes to find in a well-stocked bar.
The website of the Muffatwerke is also available in English.
How to get there:
S-BAHN - all suburban railways (S1 - S8), exit at “Rosenheimer Platz” or “Isator” (in the railway station follow the signs that read “Muffathalle”)
Tram - Line 16, exit at “Deutsches Museum” or “Am Gasteig” or Line 15/25, exit at “Rosenheimer Platz”