Even though traditional Bavarian Wirtshauses (taverns) are getting fewer in rural regions of Bavaria, they flourish in Bavarian cities, especially so in Munich. If Munich is not your destination and you are travelling by train and have some spare time, since last year there is a traditional Bavarian wirtshaus near the Hauptbahnhof – the Münchner Stubn.
The restaurant is run by two locals and the food is traditional Bavarian, with some more greenery, to be more contemporary. If you are somewhat of an expert at Bavarian cuisine, you’ll notice that the Münchner Stubn has some traditional dishes on the menu which are harder to find elsewhere. The atmosphere is lively and a bit younger than at other traditional Bavarian taverns. Prices are slightly above average, but they have daily changing lunch menus which only cost some €10 (0.2 l drink included). On some Sundays they have Bavarian Morning Pints between 11am and 2pm, then you can get the traditional breakfast of 2 Weisswursts, a pretzel and a wheat beer pint for €9.90, all accompanied by live brass music, bearable only with another pint. The place has an excellent English language homepage, and here’s what they say about their philosophy:
Our idea was really rather simple: A place, where people from all over the world get in touch with Munich soil, some perhaps for the first time, this is precisely where we would like to welcome our guests and show them the genuine spirit of Bavarian hospitality. And wouldn't that be most easily done with a crispy roast on a rustic wooden table, and a glass of beer straight from the barrel? Yes, ... and sometimes some really fresh Bavarian veal sausage is worth a thousand words.
The location of Münchner Stubn in the area around the southern train station is no coincidence: The family Wickenhäuser has been present as entrepreneurs here for more than 100 years, first with the sale of automobiles, and as a successful family in the car racing, with Hotel Cristal in Schwanthalerstrasse for 30 years, and with Hotel Dolomit in Goethestrasse for 10 years.
Address: Bayerstraße 35-37
Opening Hours: daily 10am – 1am