The Maisinger Seehof beer garden is located directly at the Maisinger See, just 5km west of Starnberger See and about 32km south west from the centre of Munich. The Maisinger See was constructed in 1680 by monks to provide fish for a starving population of the time. While over the years fishing became less of a priority, the lake and surrounding marshland became a haven for many endemic birds.
At the time of the lake construction a small house was built next to the lake at the location of the current restaurant. The house was rebuilt in 1899, using some of the original structure. After Second World War, the Maising area and its lake became a popular holiday destination and the owner of the house began to sell food and beverages to tourists. In 1950 a beer garden officially opened. From 1985 various leaseholders managed the location. In year 2001 the third generation land owner resumed the management of the restaurant and beer garden again.
The beer garden has 450 seats in the self-serviced area standing on the embankment of the lake with views over the sea. About half of the tables are shaded by large trees. The self-serviced food stall offers traditional Bavarian meals and snacks including vegetarian dishes. All meals are prepared using biologically grown ingredients from surrounding farmlands. Various oven fresh cakes are baked according to original recipes passed on through generations. The beer served is Andechser and a Maß Helles (lager) costs €6.20 (April 2013). The Weißbier comes from the Jacob brewery. As of 2011, Maisinger Seehof was the first beer garden in Bavaria to offer alcohol free Weißbier from the barrel, supplied by Ankerbräu. All other non-alcoholic drinks are from Kelterei Perger - a biological fruit juice producer located close to the Ammersee.
The beer garden is open from April to end of October when the weather is good from 10am until the last guest has left. The beer garden and restaurant is closed on Mondays.
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