The word ratskeller means a bar in the cellar of a town hall (rathaus). The oldest was established in 1405 at Bremen, Germany. In contrast, Ratskeller München opened in the basement of New Town Hall in 1874. In addition to wine, spirits and of course beer, there is a menu filled with Bavarian dishes. While eating and drinking, admire the wall paintings of Heinrich Schlitt. They include a humorous depiction of beer and wine in battle.