Zur Schwaige


Beer: Hofbräu
Hours: 11 a.m. to 12 Midnight
Seating: 400 in beer garden, 220 in restuarant

Im Schloß Nymphenburg
80638 Munich
(089) 12020890; FAX (089) 17119795


Side entrance to Zur Schwaige.

TiP: A good idea might be to include Zur Schwaige with a Tram 17 tour of three more beer gardens: Augustiner Keller, Hirschgarten, and Fasanerie. The 7th edition of The BDG2M has outlined a convenient route that includes them all without having to transfer to any other means of transportation.

Zur Schwaige is actually part of the Nymphenburg Palace grounds. Good news for those who've done the palace tour and are looking for a place to cool their heels and quaff a tall, cool one. Actually, the structure that is today the Zur Schwaige restaurant and beer garden predates the palace, and reaches all the way back to 1600. Much of that history is hidden, however, by a lot of new plaster and paint and a modernistic restaurant with too many cloth napkins and overly priced menu items. Stick to the outside beer garden and you won't go wrong. It's worth a stop if you were headed to Nymphenburg Palace anyway. Zur Schwaige gets 2 1/2 beers.