Magnus Bauch is one of Munich’s best purveyors of Weißwurst – some say the very best. His butcher’s shop is in the heart of the meatpacking district, and the family business has been going since 1953, when Betty and Magnus Bauch opened their doors for the first time in Mittersendling.
The years after the war were hard work, and the Bauch couple worked long hours to make a success of the butcher’s business. Money was short and their location on Murnauer Straße wasn’t ideal, with the road headed south toward the Alps, and out of the city. Betty and Magnus served their customers six days a week, and Sundays were spent making brawn. It was a tough job and the hours were long, but there was evidently still room for some downtime – little Magnus Bauch Jr. entered the world in 1955.
In 1962 the lease was up on the shop in Murnauer Straße, and in May of that year, the business moved to the Schlachthofviertel – and continued to flourish. There were struggles, and building work meant the family business almost went bust, but they pulled through. When Magnus Bauch Sr. passed away in 1993, 1,700 people – staff and customers – attended his funeral. The Schlachthofviertel had lost an important member of the community.
Following his father’s death, Magnus Bauch Jr. took over, together with his Indonesian wife Parwathi, who he met on Bali in the early seventies. He now owns a luxury hotel on the island, the Matahari Beach Resort & Spa (where he serves up his legendary Weißwurst!).
Bauch remains as popular as ever, and customers come from far and wide to buy his wares. Pop by and pick up some Weißwurst for a hearty weekend breakfast – they need to be put into a pot of lightly salted water and left to “brew” for twenty minutes with the lid on (at 65°C, ideally). Serve with pretzels, wheat beer and sweet mustard.
Metzgerei Magnus Bauch, Thalkirchner Str. 61-63, 80337 München
Mon | 07:00 – 13:00
Tue – Fri | 07:00 – 13:00, 15:00 – 18:00
Sat | 05:15 – 09:30