The Hofbrauhaus-Keller is an 850 years old property belonging to the Hofbrauhaus brewery in Freising. Hofbrauhaus-Keller in Freising has no connection to Hofbräuhaus or Hofbräukeller in Munich. Hofbrauhaus-Keller is located at the Lankesberg, a small hill close to the Freising city centre in a quite and residential area, approximately 43km north of central Munich.
The Hofbrauhaus-Keller in Freising was originally a storage facility for cooling beer during the warm summer months. The building has a similar architecture as the original brewery which is located nearby. In recent years the beer garden was managed by a leaseholder who discouraged the tradition of permitting guests to bring their own food, which caused many locals to boycott the beer garden. In 2010 a new leaseholder, Peter Sonnauer, took over the management and brought the traditional Bavarian beer garden concept back and Hofbrauhaus-Keller Freising immediately regained its popularity amongst the people of Freising. There are 650 seats in the self-serviced area of the beer garden and 120 seats on a serviced terrace on the opposite side of the building, in addition to a restaurant and hall inside which can be booked for special events.
The beer garden opens everyday at 10.30am.