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The history of Dallmayr


One of the world’s leading delicatessens, Dallmayr is also one of Munich’s oldest stores, and has been purveyor to various royal courts and aristocratic households over its three centuries in business. We take a look at the history of how it became what it is today

Isabella Redmond Styles
Isabella Redmond Styles ,

The company logo says ‘since 1700’, though the history of the general grocery store that became one of the world’s leading delicatessens goes back even further. However, it wasn’t until 1870 that Alois Dallmayr took over the business and Dallmayr acquired its present name. He sold it, 25 years later, to Anton Randlkofer; after his death, his widow Therese took over. Thanks to her ability to make useful contacts, Dallmayr became one of the finest food businesses in Europe and a purveyor to 15 royal courts and aristocratic households.

By 1912, the store had acquired the striking façade which can still be seen today. By 1933, Konrad Werner Wille, a 19-year-old coffee merchant, had built up the store’s coffee business; he created the Dallmayr coffee brand, becoming the first German to import coffee from Ethiopia. In the 1970s Wolfgang Wille and Georg Randlkofer took over the company and continue to oversee it today. Dallmayr coffee is a premium coffee brand, popular throughout Germany and the impressive Dienerstrasse store is frequented by locals and tourists alike.

Dallmayr, Dienerstrasse 14-15, 80331 Munich, +49 (0)89 21350

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