Top 5: Bars in Munich

Pull up a pew — Munich local, Nico Rasp, suggests his favourite pint stops ahead of the annual stein-sloshing Oktoberfest, taking over the city from 16 September Saturday, 19 August

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Hofbräuhaus
This Munich institution, dating all the way back to 1592, has three dining halls and a leafy beer garden. You'll find Bavarian-themed evenings with Schuhplattler dancers, alphorn and cowbell players and yodelers year-round.

Beer garden at Viktualienmarkt
The open-air Viktualienmarkt may be known for its 140 stalls selling fresh food, but I love the small beer garden right in the middle. It's a great place to sip a beer and people-watch.

The Munich Beer Tour
Hop on a bus for a tour of Munich Brewery. It's the ideal day out to learn about Munich's long history of brewing, chat to master brewers and — best of all — sample the booze.

Beer And Oktoberfest Museum
In a beautifully restored 14th-century townhouse, the museum has exhibitions about the city's beer history and the annual festival, along with tastings and a pub. bier-und-

The Chinese Tower at Englischer Garten
Right in the middle of the Englischer Garten park, this massive beer garden packs 7,000 seats beneath a picturesque wooden pagoda. From Wednesday-Sunday, catch live Bavarian music.

By Nico Rasp: Born and raised in Munich, Nico has been the general manager at Louis Hotel since 2014.

Published in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)

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