Restaurant Alter Hof
A piece of Franconia in the heart of Munich
At Restaurant Alter Hof, you will enjoy straightforward, genuine and exquisite Franconian delicacies and wines – all in the heart of Munich. Join us on this highly pleasurable culinary journey and encounter Franconian hospitality in historical surroundings, combined with the flair of the Bavarian capital.
Who could possibly embody Franconian hospitality any better than people who love Franconia, its cuisine and its wines? Our service and kitchen teams not only work at the highest professional level, but also take great pleasure in having the opportunity to do what they do every day: spoiling you as our guests! Each one of our team is connected to Franconia in some way. That’s an additional advantage for you, too. Because those who know the region so well are sure to have one or two recommendations to help you enjoy its honest, down to earth and straightforward cuisine.
Click through our photo gallery before your visit and get an impression of the typically Franconian atmosphere in our restaurant. Comfortable and cosy, but still modern. Given new energy, but still traditional. Come and experience the Alter Hof.
History of the Alter Hof
A culinary location steeped in history
While enjoying your time with us at the Alter Hof, it is worth noting that you are also in one of Munich’s most historical buildings. A castle complex stood right here as far back as the 12th century. The Alter Hof went on to become an imperial residence during the rule of Ludwig of Bavaria, and from the 13th to the 15th century, the Wittelsbach family used it as their royal residence. After changing owners several times and being used for various purposes, the Alter Hof was almost completely destroyed during World War II. Rebuilt with simple means after the war, the two parts of the Alter Hof that are especially worth preserving – the Burgstock and Zwingerstock wings – have now been renovated by the Free State of Bavaria.
According to legend, this special place was even once the scene of an extraordinary abduction. It is said that a monkey from the ducal menagerie took the young Ludwig of Bavaria and carried him high up onto a gothic oriel. It took a lot of effort to convince the monkey to bring him back into the castle.
The “Münchner Kaiserburg” (Imperial Castle) exhibition has been housed in the Burgstock wing for many years. Perhaps you would be interested in discovering more about the history of the Alter Hof and the city before or after your visit to our restaurant?