The “Ratskeller“ in Munich – A Restaurant that Celebrates its Tradition and Splendid Interior


Its central location at the Munich Marienplatz is the first but certainly not the last reason why countless tourists visit the Ratskeller every day. Ratskeller translates to “cellar of the city hall” and indeed that is where the restaurant is situated. As Munich had started to grow rapidly in the 19th century, a new city hall was needed. The building plans from 1867 specified that the cellar should be a vast public house. The idea was quickly put into action and the building opened its gates in 1874.

Back then the public house already consisted of a maze of six connected vaults. Ceilings and walls were decorated with paintings and sculptures that tell the history of Munich and the almost sacred tradition of beer drinking – needless to say that both are intricately connected. As a result, many of the artworks are rather humorous and elevate the simple beverage to an object of cultural heritage.


However, not only the curious decor of the Ratskeller may leave one wondering, but also the prices of drinks and meals when the traditional public house first opened. According to the official website, a litre of beer was 26 pennies. A quick conversion shows that prices have risen by almost 8000 % when considering that a “Maß” cost 10 Euros at the 2017 Oktoberfest! This increase is proof that beer must be one of the most popular drinks in this corner of the world and its fans think it is worth every cent.

Since its opening, the Ratskeller has been expanded and renovated several times. Next to the six original vaults, it now spans an even greater network of rooms and halls and has turned into a true underground labyrinth. Both Munich residents and foreign visitors look around in awe when being led to their table trough long corridors, past half hidden alcoves and great halls. One of these rooms, the “Sumpf”, has the flair of the Far East with its intricately painted arches. In contrast, the “Bacchuskeller” offers a typical Bavarian atmosphere that will leave you hungry for the region’s rustic cuisine.

On a culinary level, the Ratskeller will fulfill almost any desire. Besides traditional German delicacies the menu offers a range of dishes that take inspiration from cuisines around the world. Guests who do not want to spend a sunny day below ground can sit in the impressive courtyard of the restaurant, called the “Prunkhof”. Surrounded by the towering gothic walls and windows of the Ratskeller, one can escape the tourist hubbub for an afternoon here. The main feature of the courtyard is a spiral staircase and its decoration. Figures of stone tell of the different stages of life. Sitting under gloriously bright CARAVITA Primavera sunshades one can join in on one of Munich’s most popular pastimes: watching people go past and in turn being watched enjoying a coffee or piece of cake.


The Caravita parasols in the “Prunkhof” of the Ratskeller are Primavera Premium round Ø 2 m, frame RAL 9016 white, canopy Acrylic U707, trim strip bordeaux E404, floating valance, bendable.

Impressive and versatile: Parasol Supremo


Its elegant design, the easy handling and the strong construction turn parasol Supremo into an impressive all-rounder for professionals as well as for private customers.
Hospitality, kindergartens, retirement homes and private customers equally rely on the professional parasol with its innovative Easy-Lift-Balance system!

Easy opening due to the balanced sliding mechanism

Supremo´s advanced mechanism is based on the balanced construction of the sunshade´s frame and make the parasol open half-way by itself when unlocked. With little effort the stainless steel handle is raised and Supremo automatically locked into place. This way even parasols with diameters of up to Ø 6 m are handled quickly and easily.

Robust and stable

The Supremo parasol is especially robust. This is because its struts are double supported and because the sunahde is equipped with double-hubs made of massive aluminium. Additional interior reinforcements are used to add even more stability to large parasols.

Parasol Supremo closes easily above tables and seatings

Tables, chairs and decoration can stay where they are when you close the Supremo. That is because of the integrated telescopic system which elongates the mast when you close the sunshade.



No matter where – enjoy the advantages of parasol Supremo and make it your loyal companion for this summer.

How to exchange your parasol’s canopy!


In hospitality, a parasol´s weather resistance and stability is essential. Because where guests are king their well-being and a perfect ambiance are of utmost importance.

To ensure that your parasol stays a real eye-catcher even after many summer seasons, outdated canopies can be cleaned or replaced quite simply. With the aid of our short manual we will show you how easy it is to unmount your canopy in order to have it cleaned, repaired or replaced.

The canopy of a CARAVITA parasol is manufactured from high quality acrylic fabrics. Please note the cleaning instructions which are attached to your canopy to prevent mistakes and to maintain the quality when cleaning or having cleaned your canopy professionally.

You need a new canopy for your parasol?

You want your parasol to shine like new in the next season? Choose a perfect new canopy in one of over 100 colours and make your terrace a memorable eye-catcher. Have a successful start in the new season with a new canopy for your CARAVITA parasol!


Insider tips to Norway!

Outdoor dining at its finest…

Hvaler is a community  in the province of  Norway, just  on the east side of the Oslo fjord.

Tourists and artists alike flock to Hvaler´s  for its archipelago landscape, which consist of 833 forested islands. These islands are connected through toll road and channel to the mainland.

Shrimp harvesting along with tourism is still an integral part of the economic development in Hyaler.  The small village of 3700 residents during the winter months,   grows to over 30,000 during the summer season.  This peaceful village blossoms seeking rest and relaxation in this peaceful village.

Visit Hot spot seafood restaurant  Forste Reis in Skaerhalden, which opened in June 2009. Boasting your idyllic outdoor waterfront,    guests can enjoy the view while being shaded under Caravita’s patio umbrellas .