Established in the late 16th century, the Munich brewery Staatliches Hofbräuhaus München (also known as Hofbräu München) is world-famous for its fine beer. Based on the original recipes handed down by its founder, the Duke of Bavaria, the different types of beer are served in the brewery’s Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, in the Hofbräukeller and, of course, at the Oktoberfest. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who lived nearby, was a regular guest in 1780. Empress Elisabeth of Austria (‘Sisi’) often dropped in when she visited her hometown, as well. Even John F. Kennedy discovered this place as a student. These are just some of the many famous guests who enjoyed the Hofbräu beer at the worldfamous Hofbräuhaus am Platzl, one of Munich’s oldest beer halls. Owned by the Bavarian state government, the brewery Hofbräu München produces a wide range of traditional beers that were established within more than 400 years and are being exported to more than 40 countries.