10-3500 guests are accommodated in our unique brewery in the heart of Stockholm. We help people from all over the world to meet, socialize and develop in fantastic rooms and halls with Stockholm’s best views.
Vi hjälper människor att mötas
10-3500 gäster ryms i våra unika lokaler. Vi hjälper människor från hela världen att mötas, umgås och utvecklas med stans bästa utsikt.
From brewery to conference center
Münchenbryggeriet is a classic institution and an essential element to Stockholm’s cityscape. It is also a beloved landmark of an industrial era long gone. Beer was manufactured here for over 100 years, the last bottle was filled in 1971. At its manufacturing peak Münchenbryggeriet produced 60.000 bottles per hour. Throughout 1971 and the following year the building saw small industries, offices and, above all, recreational facilities move in on the old brewery set up. Dances hosted by Mälarsalen, courses and banquet amenities were made known and avaliable to the public.
Since 2007 AFA Real Estate is the owner of Münchenbryggeriet’s facilities, which have undergone extensive renovations. Alongside our venues the building hosts several stylish offices representing IT, fashion, media, culture and travel businesses.
I våra 24 unika lokaler på totalt 9000 m² träffas människor från hela världen för att konferera, fira samt bygga relationer och varumärken. Under ett år genomför vi i snitt 2,3 event per dag. Bredden på våra arrangemang är stor och det sporrar oss. Vi brinner för att skapa de perfekta evenemangen och förverkliga våra kunders ibland galna och fantastiskt roliga idéer.
Münchenbryggeriet has engaged in environmental issues for many years. Among other things, that means we are certified by government standards in the conference and restaurant category. We aim for a sustainable community and our goal is to be Sweden’s most sustainable meeting place.
Here, beer has been brewed for over 100 years
The Brewery is one of the most characteristic elements in the skyline of Stockholm as well as being a greatly appreciated memento of a distant industrial epoch. Beer was produced here for over 100 years to satisfy the thirsts of Stockholmers and the last bottle ever to be filled was capped in 1971.
It was a wholesaler, C C Brusell & Co who in April 1857 began producing and selling beer under the name of Münchens bryggeri-bolag “Munich Brewing Company”, named after the Bayern brewing city. The brewery stood where it still stands, next to the important docking and loading site of Skinnarviken on the South Banks of Riddarfjärden. It is just here that the high cliffs open up enough to allow access to the shoreline and therefore a loading place for ships, waiting to transport goods.
The location of the brewery beside the water also provided an excellent source of ice during wintertime, ice that is vital to the beer making process. Great quantities of lake ice were used to cool the beer during the fermentation and whilst under storage. It was quite common that when working on the ice, each worker received a “sup” or a quick drink before each shift, at lunchtime and then when the working day was done. If you were unfortunate enough to have fallen through the ice, you of course would receive another drink to protect against the cold.
The Brewery was a success from the beginning and production increased as the city grew. The site was rebuilt numerous times and increased in size, with more buildings and houses added over the years. During the night of Easter Sunday, 1893 and whilst the building was still undergoing construction, a fierce fire broke out and destroyed most of the buildings. The devastation was almost total. The rebuilding of the brewery was led by architect Hjalmar Karlsson and engineer Alvin Jacobi and from their work grew the buildings as we see them today – a sweeping facade with Renaissance tones and Gothic gables. Stockholm gained a beautiful addition to its skyline, which can still be appreciated and enjoyed from the North banks of Riddarfjärden, and of course, from the many boats and ships which travel the waterways.
The new brewery was equipped with the most modern equipment and became very adept and successful using modern brewing methods. Soon after the turn of the century, the brewery had grown into the largest in Sweden and dominated more then half of the Stockholm market. Competition between breweries was hard and in 1910, the Brewery was bought out by Stockholm’s Breweries who, over the following decades, grew into the largest brewing concern on the East Coast. At the same time, Pripp & Lyckholm closed their breweries in Western Sweden and in 1964 the two companies joined together to form Pripp Breweries.
In September 1971, the production of beer ended at München Bryggeriet and was moved a new brewery in Bromma. At its height, the Brewery had produced 60,000 bottles of beer per hour. During 1971 – 72, a large number of smaller companies, offices and leisure based activities moved into the vacant brewery site. Mälarsalen’s dances, courses and party venues became widely known amongst the local community. In 1974, the city of Stockholm took control of the old buildings and decided to demolish the entire site to make room for new apartment buildings. The rebuilding work, its detailed planning and the political decision to go ahead with the project was met by a powerful uprising from the local community. The movement was led by the owner of Mälarsalen AB, Hans Ryberg, a decision that was to cost him around SEK 5 million and many years of campaigning and fighting.
Ledande expertis inom arkitektur, vetenskap, miljö, folklivsforskning, konst, litteratur, musik mm stödde opinionen som krävde bryggeriet kvar. Eller ”Mynken” som Münchenbryggeriet kallades i folkmun. Astrid Lindgren, Evert Taube, Tage Danielsson, Per-Anders Fogelström – namnunderskrifter från tiotusentals stockholmare – stora organisationer, ungdomsförbund, Riksantikvarieämhetet, Stockholms stadsmuseum m.fl. gav sitt stöd till opinionen. Trots denna opinion
röstades bryggeriet bort i fullmäktige med endast en rösts övervikt.
The Election in 1976 was the eventual savior of the brewery. The opposition was aware of the public distaste for the planned work and used this to their advantage. 11 days after they came into power, the work was halted. A construction company bought the main brewery building in 1979 and after 6 years of renovation and a total cost of SEK 200 million, 50 000 m2 of space was now ready to see new life.
Since 2007, AFA Fastigheter owns The München Brewery facility.
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