Explore an underground restaurant farm!

Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany

Explore an underground restaurant farm!
Platzl 9, 80331 München, Germany

About this trip

Learn how to grow herbs, greens, and flowers indoors with this hydroponics and indoor farming class. This lesson takes place in the indoor farm at Hofbrauhaus, a restaurant with two Michelin stars. See how plants can be grown year-round with artificial light and master the basics of producing food from seed to harvest. Complete the experience by tasting rare herbs, edible flowers, and microgreens.

The experience begins upon arrival to 9, Bräuhausstraße, a historical building dating back to 1865. The first thing you may notice is you're about to enter Hofbrauhaus, a prestigious 2 Michelin-star restaurant. Tempting as dinner may be, you'll proceed downstairs to the labyrinthine basement and perhaps catch a glimpse of renowned celebrity Chef Ronny Emborg prepping his kitchen for the evenings service. Further down this hallway you'll find my little farm. Since this space houses both an operational farm production facility and an operational fine-dining restaurant, please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early and please do not loiter in the hallway. First I will give you an overview on the history of the place, followed by a brief summary of the technology we utilize and the philosophy behind it. Following this, you'll enter the grow room where the hands-on classroom begins. Each guest will get the chance to taste dozens of rare herbs, microgreens and edible flowers, accompanied by expert commentary and a more detailed look at the specific components from which the farm is constructed, and interactive instruction utilizing actual production plants and equipment.


What’s included

  • Interesting gift
    A little set of selected herbs as a gift
  • Not-so-boring lecture
    An interesting lecture about botany (you do not believe me, huh?)
  • Discounts!
    Some discounts in the restaurant above

Your Organizer

Anatoly Utochkin
Since childhood, I have been interested in plants and their biology. My interest did not fade even after many years, so I entered Stuttgart University in the Faculty of Plant Biology. After university, I really wanted to put my knowledge into practice, and I found a curious vacancy in Munich. You see, a boss of a prestigious restaurant was looking for a worker who could take care of their restaurant underground farm, so that was a reason why I moved to Munich a few years ago.