Karl-Heinz Wildmoser

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Karl-Heinz Wildmoser senior (* 5 May 1939 in Munich; † 28 July 2010 ibid[1]) was a German restaurateur and long-time club president of TSV 1860 Munich.


Karl-Heinz Wildmoser grew up in very simple circumstances together with four siblings. His father, whom he lost at the age of nine, earned his living as a cobbler

In Rottach-Egern am Tegernsee, Karl-Heinz Wildmoser did an apprenticeship as a butcher and subsequently passed the master craftsman’s examination. He first came into contact with football in the youth team of TSG Pasing. After beginning his butcher’s apprenticeship in Rottach-Egern, he joined the local boxing club and became the South German heavyweight champion.[2]

Wildmoser’s career as a restaurateur began in 1961 as a publican at the Ledigenheim in Munich.[3] His later gastronomic empire included the traditional Donisl restaurant on Marienplatz and the Hinterbrühl inn in Munich’s Thalkirchen district. At the Oktoberfest, Wildmoser was represented since 1981 as a Wiesn host with the tent of the chicken and duck fryer.

On the morning of 28 July 2010, Wildmoser died at the age of 71 at the Klinikum rechts der Isar, where he had had a benign brain tumour removed twelve days earlier following a fainting spell. According to the hospital, the cause of death was cardiac arrest following a massive pulmonary embolism.[4] His grave is located at the Starnberg Forest Cemetery.


In 1961 Wildmoser married his wife Theres. With her he had two children, his daughter was born in 1962, his son Heinzi in 1964. Furthermore he had illegitimate twins, who were born in 1961.[5][6]


Karl-Heinz Wildmoser was president of the Bundesliga football club TSV 1860 München from 17 May 1992 until his resignation on 15 March 2004. Under his presidency, the traditional club was promoted from the Bayernliga to the 1st Bundesliga within two years in the 1990s. On 14 May 2001, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit. Some fans, however, accuse him of having sold the club’s identity by building the Allianz Arena together with arch-rivals FC Bayern Munich. Wildmoser left the club in a financially desolate state after his resignation.

In 2003, Wildmoser was fined 27,000 euros for tax evasion. The case involved concealed salary payments to TSV 1860 Munich players.[7]


  • 2004 Munich G’schichten Prize[8]

Web links

Commons: Karl-Heinz Wildmoser– Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual references

  1. The heart of the lion no longer beats at, retrieved on 28 July 2010
  2. Wildmoser: It all began in the single home, retrieved on 28 July 2010
  3. Karl-Heinz Wildmoser: a 60-year-old turns 70 at, retrieved 28 July 2010
  4. Karl-Heinz Wildmoser is dead at, retrieved 28 July 2010
  5. Wildmosers family at, retrieved on 28 July 2010
  6. Illegitimate son sues Löwen president at, retrieved on 28 July 2010
  7. Tax evasion: “Löwen” boss Wildmoser must pay 27,000 euros fine
  8. Munich native” with patriarchal appearance Portrait of Karl-Heinz Wildmoser: “Munich native” with patriarchal appearance, Rheinische Post, March 9, 2004, retrieved July 16, 2012