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Award for Freising's Augustiner: Where neither buildings nor brews are "latschert".


The Freisinger Augustiner was awarded the Cityscape Preservation Prize. But one detail is still missing.

The Freisinger Augustiner was awarded the Cityscape Preservation Prize.

But one detail is still missing.


– The praise from Mayor Eva Bönig was great: “We are rebuilding the city, we want more quality of stay.

And it is precisely such restaurants, embedded in the historic old town, that contribute to this.” The reason for her friendly words: On Tuesday, after a two-year Corona break, the Freising Cityscape Maintenance Prize was awarded again - for the renovation of the former Daurer-Bräu tavern including revival as "Freisinger Augustiner".

What, however, at the award ceremony on site, the former town clerk Norbert Zanker immediately noticed, despite the extensive renovation: "If you look closely, you notice immediately that something is still going on!"

The Café Haller is unforgettable

The history of today's Freisinger Augustiner is a long one - from the Daurer-Bräu in 1866 to 1906, via the Café Haller from 1956 to 1986 and the opening of the Café Central in 1990. "Our townscape is also a witness to our history," emphasized Bönig introductory.

She remembered how she had admired the cakes in Café Haller as a child - and also how the building was in need of renovation in the later years of Café Central.

"Bavarian tavern culture lives here again," said Bernhard Reiml, the chairman of the association for the care of the town's heritage, for whom the tavern was finally a place for everyone again.

Norbert Zanker then complained that these places of Bavarian encounters were becoming fewer and fewer, based on a long list of Freising inns that had locked their doors in Freising in the past.

(By the way: everything from the region is now also available in our regular Freising newsletter.)

He was all the more pleased that with the Augustiner there was once again a "real Bavarian restaurant" in the cathedral city - or as he put it: "Yes, the price is justified and right." A special feature that Zanker uses regularly: the passage as an "unofficial pedestrian zone" and shortcut.

His conclusion: "This is a really colorful house, without a base and not as rippling as the Asam building".

The Herrgottswinkel is still missing

But although Norbert Zanker was extremely satisfied with the renovation, there was one thing he didn't like at all: the lack of the Herrgottswinkel.

His question to Augustiner boss Martin Leibhard was therefore a very blunt one: "Yes, aren't you ashamed at all?"

Architect Reinhard Fiedler from Fiedler+Partner then reported on how complex the renovation work had been from 2019 to 2021.

The reason: “It was a historical search for clues.

You have to be very patient." In his opinion, the transfer from the old stock to a new use was only successful as soon as people said: "Now it's the way it always was." Fiedler emphasized: "You need and you get a lot of respect for the craftsmen and builders who erected the building with a lot of love and skill.” He hopes that the building “will exist in this form for the next 100 years”.

In addition to the certificate, Fiedler, as the executive architect, and Leibhard, as the operator, were also presented with the traditional Kersch-Rötzel wheat beer glass.

Incidentally, Leibhard was able to reassure Zanker: “Normally we always have a sacred corner of the Lord.

However, it fell victim to the pandemic - but we'll make up for it!" And speaking of "latschers": "Neither the house is lätschert, nor the beer," concluded the Augustiner boss.

Richard Lorenz

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Source: merkur

All news articles on 2023-03-30

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