What’s special: dumplings as an art form
At the “Münchner Knödelei”, run by landlords Florian and Bettina Oberndorfer, the managers of the “Wirtshaus in der Au”, it’s all about the round dumplings that were so loved by Princess Sissi and her siblings. In their second year at the Wiesn in 2003, the landlords proved that dumplings don’t always have to be round, with their square pretzel dumplings. Since then, the “Münchner Knödelei” has continued to come up with outstanding ideas and experimental creations, such as weisswurst dumplings, the “Knödel maker” song, the Munich dumpling, made of pretzel, roast pork and Paulaner beer, or the intriguing “beer lolly” (a dumpling-shaped lollipop).
In addition, in 2019 the Münchner Knödelei was honoured by the Bavarian State Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry and the Bavarian Hotel and Restaurant Association as an "Excellent Bavarian Festival Tent".