Räuber-Kneißl-Garten is located behind the Maisach brewery in the town of Maisach, 25km north west from the centre of Munich. This small and charming beer garden is well shaded by large chestnut trees and a few sun-umbrellas. The fixed-to-the-ground tables offer about 350 seats. Small old fashioned street lights provide a cosy atmosphere during warm summer nights.
The current leaseholder and head chef, Harry Faul, manages the beer garden and restaurant since 2007 and prepares a quality selection of Bavarian specialties. The food stall in the self-serviced area offers spare ribs, Obatz (Bavarian cheese specialty) and Wurstsalat (sausage salad).
The name "Räuber Kneißl" refers to a bandit named Mathias Kneißl who was born in the area 1875. Mr Kneißl became famous for having caused the largest manhunt in Bavarian history, often mocking the police while elegantly evading capture on his bicycle. Mr Kneißl was eventually captured and sentenced to death. His last request prior to going under the guillutine a wise decision - six maß of beer!
The Räuber Kneißl Dunkel (dark lager) named in memory of the infamous bandit is brewed according to an original and ancient recipe of the Maisach brewery. A maß Dunkel or Helles costs EUR 5.90 in the beer garden.
A small stage offer music events, such as Jazz or traditional Bavarian bands. Enquire at the number listed below for up-and-coming events.
A small Räuber Kneißl museum below the restaurant building includes various artefacts and memorebilia from the former times.
The beer garden is open when the weather is good during the summer season (usually May - October) Mondays to Fridays from 4pm until 11pm and on weekends and public holidays from 11am.