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

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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.

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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.

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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.

“Schön wohnen” with Interior Designer Fiene

Even 65 years after the company’s foundation, there is a lot going on at the family businessFiene. The company lead by the third generation, convinces its customers with excellent service and a huge range of high quality products.

“Schön wohnen” is the German term for living beautiful. Fiene makes it easy: strong ties and the effective collaboration of the whole family are felt in every sector of the company. Passion for ambitious design for indoors and outdoors is lovingly carried out and definitively can be seen in the form of elegant curtains, carpets and upholstery furniture.

Sun and sight protection are also two sectors taken up and realized by the family owned company “Fiene”. The customer’s demand for high-grade sun protection is satisfied with CARAVITA. To convince the customer on-site, one parasol of type Supremo is presented with an impressive red canopy in the exhibition on the terrace of the companyFiene.

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!

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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!

 

“Hans im Glück” – enjoy delicious Burger creations!

“Hans im Glück” (Eng. “Hans in Luck”, brothers Grimm fairytale) has the aim to give a special moment of hapiness to all its guests with its burger creations. No matter if you wish to have a classic burger with beef or if you prefer a vegetarian dish with avocado – at this restaurant in the “Luisenstraße” street in Munich every guest gets something special according to the individual taste.
Already at noon there is hustling and bustling going on at the restaurant. In no time the small inner yard of the restaurant is filling up with people. Protected below the CARAVITA Samara parasols people enjoy their burgers outside. With a cosy ambience like this, some guests would love to prolongate their lunch break.

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“Hans im Glück”

The nessessities in sails.. sun sails that is….

Sunsails allow  endless options for uniquely designed outdoor spaces.  Designers, architects or creative garden designers create sculptural masterpieces with each sail.

The difference in a standard shade canopies and perfecting the installation of a sun sail, is proper instruction and experience. It is absolutely essential to provide the proper declination point when installing a shade sail, no matter the size.  This allows for proper water drainage. Attachment points to walled structures or posts are critical in insuring proper water drainage and wind resistance. A  good installation requires know how and an experience.

Skilled installers are able to quickly access each project and engineer the proper declination of the shades. Additionally, installers will have to take into consideration the substructure of the walled surface to provide a stable support.  A skilled installer  is not only able to solve those problems but also is aware of the correct attachment options to different surfaces, even brick facades.

The result, the perfect sun sail installation that will last for many years.  Pictures are providede by ROLLADEN NÜSING in Münster.

For more of sun protection find dealers in your area: http://www.caravita.eu