Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hofbrauhaus

Of course we had to revisit the Hofbrauhaus, site of memorable experiences in 1979 (including, not least, an acquaintance, a nurse, who downed 3 mugs in our presence before heading off to work)

A way-old place, re-built twice since the war, but to
generally the same specifications







Most people head to the bier garten








Or the ground floor halls











But we headed to the upstairs Festsaal, with
its entertainment and buffet meal of
Bavarian goodies













Including bier; 1 liter is the only size available (at least
that's what I told Vicki)




There was the old German band















And dancing, including slap-dancing and whip-dancing







And, most memorably, this card, stuck to the ceiling
above the stage at the head of the hall, 30 feet up there;
none of the staff conceded any knowledge of it





There it is (click to enlarge); I believe it marks the spot
where Hitler's bullet hit (in the re-construction) in his
attempt to quell the Beer Hall Putsch crowd in 1923
(everyone kept putsching and tschoving...); must check this
out someday











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