The Maisinger Seehof beer garden is located directly at the Maisinger See, just 5km west of Starnberger See and about 32km from the centre of Munich. The Maisinger See was constructed in 1680 by monks to provide fish for the starving population of the time. While over the years fish 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 at the site of the current restaurant. The house was rebuilt in 1899, using some of the original structure. After the second World War the Maising area and its lake became popular a holiday destination and the owner of the house began to sell food and beverages to visiting tourists to earn some extra income. In 1950 a beer garden license was obtained. Following several leaseholder changes thereafter, the current and 3rd generation property owner took over the management of the restaurant and beer garden 2001. The lake is no longer used for fishing.
The beer garden has 450 seats in the self-serviced area standing on the embankment of the lake with views over the sea, of which about half are shaded by large trees.
The self-service food stall offers traditional Bavarian snacks and meals with about seven main courses including vegetarian meals. 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 Herrnbräu and a Maß Helles (lager) costs €5.60. All soft drinks are from Kelterei Perger - a biological fruit juice producer located near the Ammersee.
The beer garden is open from April to end of October when when the weather is good from 10am until the last guest has left. Closed on Mondays.