Man Brutally Attacked Outside of Munich’s Haus der Kunst Museum

He was playing a set at the museum's bar before the beating.

Haus der Kunst, Munich. Courtesy Haus der Kunst.
Haus der Kunst, Munich. Courtesy Haus der Kunst.

A 40-year-old man was critically injured at a violent incident outside of Munich’s Haus der Kunst early Monday morning. He was beaten unconscious by a group of unnamed men and is currently hospitalized with a brain hemorrhage.

The victim is a Munich-based DJ and musician, who was playing an event at the museum’s bar, Die Goldene Bar, on Sunday night. The owner of the bar, Klaus St. Rainer, accompanied the DJ to the museum’s parking lot, as the two were carrying equipment. While they were waiting for a taxi, a group of between four and five unknown men emerged from the parking lot and accosted the two, St. Rainer told the Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Two or three of them hit me, and my colleague was hit frontally with a fist,” he said. The DJ immediately fell to the ground, bleeding from the mouth. The attackers ran away when they realized that he was lying motionless. 

Passers-by arrived at the scene and called an ambulance. They helped the man to his feet, as he regained consciousness. “He then came to himself, did not know what had happened and felt fit,” St. Rainer described. “I had to persuade him to get in the ambulance and go to the hospital to get checked.” If he hadn’t received medical treatment, he could have died as a result of the injury.

The Goldene Bar at Haus der Kunst. PÖhoto: courtesy Haus der Kunst

The Goldene Bar at Haus der Kunst. Photo: Courtesy Haus der Kunst.

Police are investigating the case, and are looking for witnesses who might have noticed anything suspicious in the night between Sunday and Monday in the parking lot or at the Haus der Kunst.

The Goldene Bar is a popular spot among Munich’s art and music community, and its owner, Klaus St. Rainer, has been crowned “Munich’s best bartender” almost every year since opening the handsome watering hole in 2010.


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