The Gut Keferloh beer garden is located in Keferloh, a district of Grasbrunn, 15 kilometres east of Munich city centre. The beer garden with its courtyard character stands on the grounds of a former farm estate. The beer garden is a favourite stop-over for bicyclers and weekend visitors.
The location Keferloh is rich in history. In 955, count Eberhard von Ebersberg won against the Hungarians in the Battle of Lechfeld. As appreciation of their merits, the captains Niklas and Baldhauser were permitted to herd up all and sell the horses of the defeated Hungarians. It is believed that more than 17,000 horses were sold. Emperor Otto the Great awarded Niklas and Baldhauser the rights to hold a yearly horse market in September. Soon the market evolved into a small folk festival, the forerunner of the Oktoberfest.
In 1808 the Keferloher stein was invented in Keferloh. This clay stein has the original form of the beer mug. Due to the isolating effect of the clay the beer stays longer cool. A salt varnish creates a special surface which binds the carbonic acid in the drink and the beer is longer fresh. Since 1978, Keferloher steins with yearly changing motives are sold at the Oktoberfest.
The self-serviced area has about 1,080 seats on traditional beer garden benches and tables. Guests can enjoy a chilled Maß in the shade of chestnut trees and occasional sun umbrellas. A Maß Hell (lager) from Paulaner costs €7.40 (April 2016), on request tapped into a Keferloher stein. The food stalls offer typical beer garden meals, such as spareribs, Obatzda, Leberkäs (meat loaf), Würstl (sausages) and Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), as well as modern food such as fish fingers, chicken nuggets and Italian pizza, prepared in a genuine pizza oven by a Naples-born pizza baker.
The serviced terrace next to the restaurant building has about 120 seats under a large sun blind. The restaurant kitchen is separate from the self-serviced kitchen and has a higher quality menu than what is offered at the self-serviced food stalls.
Usually on Sundays, various musicians perform live in the beer garden with Country and Rock'n Roll. Between February and December, an antique market takes place each first Sunday of the month in the beer garden.
The Gut Keferloh beer garden is open from Monday to Friday between 4pm and 11pm and on weekends from 11am to 11pm. Guests wishing to sit in the self-serviced area before 4pm on weekdays can collect their beer directly from the restaurant.
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