Top choice beer hall in Altstadt & Residenz

Even if you don't like beer, every visitor to Munich should make a pilgrimage to the mothership of all beer halls, if only once. Within this major tourist attraction, you'll discover a range of spaces in which to do your Mass lifting: the horse chestnut–shaded garden, the main hall next to the oompah band, tables opposite the industrial-scale kitchen and quieter corners.

One unusual feature is that you can buy your beer with prepaid beer tokens, just like during Oktoberfest. There's an interesting gift shop on the premises, and the Hofbräuhaus prides itself on being open every day of the year, even Christmas day.