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Short stories, background information and anecdotes.
"By the way" — under this heading, we have placed a selection of background information and stories in the appropriate areas of our website.
It is no coincidence that the wonderful chestnut trees are in the beer garden. They were planted so that their shade can also protect the ground and thus the beer stored in the ice cellar from getting warm. 45 of the more than 100 stately trees are now under protection and numbered.
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The Munich author Siegfried (Sigi) Sommer was usually one of the first regular beer garden guests of the year. He often visited in February or March. To avoid cold feet, he then used a charcoal stove, which he placed under the table to warm himself up. He stored the coal for it behind the chicken stall.
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The "beer ox" turned in circles in today's hall until 1891. By continuously trotting circles, it used ropes and a winch system to transport the summer beer stored deep in the cellar up to the top. During its lifetime, the ox was an attraction for many Munich residents who liked to watch it doing its job. With one, two or three measures, of course, but with each measure, everything became more amusing.
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The ventilation shafts in the old storage cellar were used to dry out the cellar, which had become damp from the melting of ice over the winter. After the frost period in March, they were closed for the summer season. Today, daylight lamps in the permanently closed shafts contribute to the unique atmosphere in the cellar's brick vaults.
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Schäffler, who still make wooden vessels such as beer barrels by hand, were among the most important craftsmen in earlier centuries. After all, there were no plastic buckets or jars. In the meantime, there are only a few who practice the Schäffler's handicraft. For example, our barrels are from the Wilhelm Schmid barrel factory in Munich.
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