Waldwirtschaft literary translates to Forest Inn. The beer garden with its 2500 seats is located in Großhesselohe on a plateau overlooking the Isar valley below. The beer garden is well known having bands playing live jazz music daily when the weather is good.
In 1995 the beer garden fought successfully against the closing time at 9pm requested by the City of Munich in the so-called beer garden revolution which now allows Waldwirtschaft to play music until 11pm. Due to the music the beer is a bit more expensive than elsewhere and already by lunchtime on Sundays the beer garden is usually packed. A Maß Spaten Hell costs costs €7. The Franziskaner Weißbier costs €4 for 0.5 litre (half Maß) and costs €3.89 for 0.3 litres. For those who bring their own food, the beer garden offers a barbecue station where steaks and sausages can be prepared by the guests themselves.