Platzl Square, Munich

Square Platzl is one of the most beautiful public squares in the historic part of Munich.

Platzl is a small pedestrian area of irregular shape, located in the old town Munich (Altstadt), close to the Central square Marienplatz, near the Old yard (Alter Hof), between the streets Orlandostraße, Bräuhausstraße, Münzstraße, Pfisterstraße, Falkenturmstraße and the area of Am Kosttor.

Square Platzl first mentioned on maps with its present name in 1780. Previously the area was known only as a quarter "Graggenau".

This area is one of the most photographed in Munich, and for good reason, because of the square are located close to each other, striking historical buildings - old townhouses on the first floor where there are cafes and restaurants.

The most notable of the buildings on the square are

Hofbräuhaus (Hofbräuhaus)

The historic hofbräuhaus beer hall was originally the Royal brewery, and today is a famous tavern, which occupies almost the entire Eastern half of the area.

This place and brought a special popularity of the area, starting with the first half of the 19th century. Read more about the restaurant in Munich...

House of Orlando

House Orlando undoubted architectural gem square Platzl.

The building was built around 1900 on the project of the max Littmann as a noble house.

The name comes from the name of a composer of the Renaissance Orlando di Lasso, who lived in the same place in the previous house Orlando in the 16th century.

House Orlando has always been used as a restaurant, tavern or coffee shop. Currently, the building is a restaurant, Schuhbecks Orlando with an elegant interior.

Home address: Platzl, 4.

Street and the area around Platzl

Near the square is also notable for Platzl other streets that lead directly to the square.

Along the streets are characterized by historic buildings, shops, souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants.

Street Rolandstrasse (Orlandostraße)

Street Protersters (Pfisterstraße)

Area Am Koster (Am Kosttor)

Area Am Castor or in a literal translation from German: "At the gates", was originally a place where one of the gates of the second city wall of medieval Munich.

The square is notable for the "Cleft fountain", also known as the fountain of "Red riding hood" (Wolfsbrunnen / Wolfsbrunnen), established in 1904.

The fountain is called "Red riding hood" because it is decorated with a group of figures based on the famous tale. Read more about Am Coster and fountain...

Where to stay near square Platzl

The 5-star Mandarin Oriental with a circular terrace with panoramic city views, lounge, restaurant Matsuhisa, a Turkish steam bath, a sauna and a fitness center.

The rooms and suites: entertainment system Samsung and free mini bar. A marble bathroom stocked with upscale toiletries.

Room rates may include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

The 4-star Platzl Hotel Superior with free Spa, a restaurant, a pub with a beer garden and free Wi-Fi.

The Soundproofed rooms feature wooden furniture and include a flat-screen TV, Windows from floor to ceiling Windows and laptop safes. The bathrooms include bathrobes and Slippers. Each room offers a complimentary bottle of water.

Room rates may include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

The hotel FEATURES a wine bar, restaurant, fitness centre, Wi-Fi and family rooms.

The rooms and suites have: flat-screen TV with Sky channels, DVD player, 2 telephone lines with mailbox function.

Room rates may include Breakfast. Link to the hotel booking

All accommodation in Munich, including near square Platzl and in the historical centre of the city, you can view and book here booking

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