MSOM 2022

26. June - 28. June 2022

Gastronomy & Social Life

In addition to its incredible cultural treasures - nowhere else you can find so many castles, palaces, monasteries and medieval towns as here - Bavaria also stands for traditions, a unique beer culture and its distinctive cuisine.

We are proud of our cuisine and recommend every visitor to try one of the many typical dishes from the Bavarian cuisine. And of course one of the many delicious cold beers.


If you’re in the mood for Bavarian food whilst in Munich, then try to seek out a "Wirtshaus" (a traditional tavern or inn). They tend to serve up plenty of typical "Schmankerl", which is the Bavarian word for delicacy. However, a trip to a Wirtshaus does not mean you have to order something to eat to avoid getting disapproving looks from the waiter. Locals often meet up in a Wirtshaus for a swift half after work or a quick game of cards.
But let’s get down to the crux of the matter: Bavarian cuisine: Schweinebraten (roast pork), Schweinshaxe (pork knuckle), Weisswurst sausages and, of course, dumplings, dumplings and more dumplings. To top it off you need a litre of beer and a good serving of Bavarian hospitality. Regardless of whether you’re from Kassel or Kuala Lumpur, Potsdam or Portland, this is what most people who didn’t grow up in the Free State of Bavaria think of when they imagine Bavarian cuisine.

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  • Hofbräuhaus München © München Tourismus, Sigi Müller

  • Biergarten am Chinesischen Turm, -® M++nchen Tourismus, Tommy L+Âsch
  • Besuch in einem Münchner Biergarten, © München Tourismus, Christian Kasper


You may think the food in Munich is all about beer and pretzels; after all this is the capital of Bavaria, where the dishes are hearty and the beer flows freely. In summer, what could be better than meeting up with friends in the biergarten for a weissbier under the shady chestnut trees?