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Schrannenhalle opening - Monday 5.Sep.2005

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A few months later than planned, the new Schrannenhalle will finally open on Monday 5th September 2005.

 

The Schrannenhalle (grain market) is located in the Munich city center, next to the Viktualienmarkt. It was originally built in 1853 from glass and steel. At the time it was a masterpiece of engineering. Over the turn of the 19th century the hall gradually fell into disrepair and was eventually demolished. Since July 2003 rebuilding work has been ongoing and the hall recreated in its original style.

 

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The modern day Schrannenhalle is both a shopping center and an events venue. During office hours the shops and snack bars are open. At weekends and evenings the location will host nightclub parties as well as televised sports on a giant screen.

 

Every evening for two weeks, Saturday 17th - Friday 30th September inclusive, the Schrannenhalle will host "After Wies'n" parties. The Schranne will become a beer hall open til 4am - long after the tents on the Oktoberfest site have closed. There'll be beer, a buffet, "gogo dancers", and DJ's playing "Wies'n hits".

 

On Wednesday, 7th September, from 7pm til 11pm the Germany vs. South Africa football match will be shown live on the big screen in the "Schranne-Arena". Such live televised football will be regular events here.

 

Day to day at the Schranne, around 50 craft stores and snack bars will be trading. Of particular interest to readers of TT might be the Tea Bar & English Pub. This will be run by the same people who do Munich's Victorian Tea House, The Sconery, and Brown's Tea Bar. If you like your tea and scones, this will be one to try out. Opening day is the same as the Schrannenhalle grand opening, i.e. Monday 5th September.

 

The Schrannenhalle website is at: www.schranne.de

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This looks really cool! Very handy to get to from work so could check it out for lunch. Sounds like the evenings will be pretty lively anyway - always good to have new venues to discover :)

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@madgibson: check it out soon, and post a review of what's available there ya. I'll pay a visit next Tues, hope there are events in the evenings. I don't see a program list on the website... :)

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We walked by it on Sunday and it didn't seem it was ready to open on Monday. Still lot of work goin on but apparently it is ready to open.

 

They also have an Indian restaurant in there :)

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The Pschorr Bier Hall (the white section nearest the market) has already opened!!

 

Very cool - The beer was being tapped out of wooden kegs, and there has been some creative seating planned - aside from the norm, there are very large steps with some cushions that double as seats, for when the tables are full.

 

And for the market, the halbe was a decent price - but I forget exactly.

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the halbe was a decent price - but I forget exactly.

 

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2,90 EUR

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They also have an Indian restaurant in there

 

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Don't know if the Indian will be good, its run by the same people who had the Indian food stand (Tandoori) at Tollwood.

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is it definately opening tomorrow? we drove by it today and looked like they still had alot of work to do.

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Yeah, on Friday night it also looked like there was still a lot of work to be done but still I'm going to check it out at lunchtime.

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Just peeked in. Far too crowded (as expected) to get a good look around. Had a nice band, plenty of photographers and politician types running around. Didnt get to see all of it nor did I see the spot for the big screen for the footy matches. The shops and eateries themselves were nice but so many of them that I think it will seem very crowded even when its down to "normal" traffic.

 

Structurally everything seemed to be ok, the lights were on, the handrail out front is very wobbly though, it does rattle enought to seem like it could fall over, so watch out for that. Appearance wise the height of it and all that glass give it an airy look. It seemed very modern and not very much reminiscent of a traditional market hall...its nice but guess I was expecting "more" whatever that means, :huh:

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Juat been along at lunch time. As jml say - very crowded(first day) so couldn't see too much but even when things are back to normal it'll seem crowded. Everything is pretty cramped together. A lot of eateries to choose from and some specialist shops(well more like stalls/Stuben really). It's got novelty value but not sure if it will survive long. Would like to try the beer hall at some point - didn't look in there.

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They also have an Indian restaurant in there

 

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Sounds like a candidate for a wednesday curry then

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I haven't been there yet but I do not believe it is a sit-in restaurant. I could be wrong.

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I swung by and perused the place last night. Wasn't too impressed, actually - a bit of a slick interior design makes it feel like a temple of consumerism. Buy this, eat that, go away. Add some neon lighting, an Eddie Bauer anchor with a TGIF's and a strip mall would have the same feeling as this place. The available parking spots on blumenstr. during the construction are gone too. :mellow:

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We finally made it there last evening as well.

 

One word--Claustrophobic.

 

It was more like a crammed version of any food court in a fancy US mall.

 

We tried a few things

 

Mixed starter platter at Tandoori--bland and nothing special

Crepe place--had creme mushroom and spinach crepe which was pretty good

Victorian house--had rubarb pie which was very lecker

Finally had ice cream which was pretty good

 

We want to try the pizza place and the Italian place with grilled scampi next time. Both looked very delicious.

 

The band Banana Fish Bones was playing when we were there which was nice.

 

May be it will be less crowded in future. Overall, it was nice but very conjested.

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The band Banana Fish Bones was playing when we were there which was nice.

 

 

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...sorry..can't help it... Fast Show flashbacks...

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