Court Hall, Munich Hofbräuhaus
This world-famous hall in the older part of Munich, one of the city's major tourist attractions, was established by Duke Wilhelm V as long ago as 1589 in order to provide for the needs of his Court and domestic staff (Hofbräuhaus means Court Brew-House); but it was not until 1828, when the citizens of Munich were allowed for the first time. Its fame as a place of conviviality soon spread far beyond the bounds of the city, a fame enhanced by a popular song, "In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus". In 1890 the Hofbräuhaus, rebuilt in the Neo-Classical style, became a large and busy hall.
The Platzl ("Little Square"), world-famous on account of the Hofbräuhaus, was re-modeled in the Neo-Renaissance style around the turn of the century. The buildings surrounding it have undergone renovations, great care being taken to preserve any surviving old facades and restore traditional architectural detail. Today the square boasts several restaurants and shops, adding to the liveliness of the scene.Among the Platzl's notable residents was the Court Composer Orlando di Lasso.The "Platzl am Platzl", once renowned for its cabaret, is now the home of the Bavarian People's Theatre. Its repertoire of folk music and dance ranges from yodelling, "Gstanzi" (rhyming songs) and "Stubnmusi" (fireside music) to "Schuaplattin" (folk dancing), all of which can be enjoyed while sampling old Bavarian Schmankerln (delicacies) from the Platzl kitchen.
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