In 1930 the German author Hans Brandenburg wrote: “If Munich wasn’t Munich, every quarter of an hour a car would leave Marienplatz to go to Schleißheim in times of holidays …”. And thus he provided proof in the same book titled “Festliches Land”.
It says “Schleißheim is a name such as Sanssouci and Schönbrunn, name of a deliciousness beyond the gates of a metropolis…”. And it is on this central axis of the Old and the New Palace of Schleißheim where the tavern “Blauer Karpfen” at Dachauer Strasse is located and which had been acquired by the couple Kaspar and Maria Maier for 30.587 Goldmarks in 1879.
The name “Blauer Karpfen” (blue carp) derives from the canal named the "Schleißheim Canal" that flows by the restaurant. It was built by the Elector Max Emanuel in the 17th century as a part of the pompous court garden.
In early 1917 a “world-famous” artist was a guest in the tavern: Paul Klee. The pioneer who was stationed at the “Königlich-Bayerische Fliegertruppe” (Royal Bavarian Flying Corps) in Schleissheim mentioned in his diary of January 15th that “once more I ate at the “Blauer Karpfen” and brought order to my room”.