On this lively market, where they sell fruits, vegetables, meat, bread, cheese, everything, you can taste not only food and drinks, but also some of the "real" Munich atmosphere. Of course there's also a Biergarten!
It's simply a great place!
The Viktualienmarkt is Munich’s premier place to shop for fresh produce, dairy, bread, and Bavarian specialties.
In the heart of the Viktualienmarkt, you find a beer garden; shaded by hundred-year old chestnut trees, this is a wonderful place to take a break from shopping and to watch the bustling market scene around you.
The beer garden, which sits 1000 people, offers hearty Bavarian specialties; try a pork roast with sauerkraut and dumplings, warm potatoes salad, or a “Brotzeit” platter with cold cuts and homemade artisan cheese. You can also bring your own food.
An open air market that feels like a bazaar!
Lots of small shops all gaily 'decorated' with all sorts of food!
It was indeed a sensual experience with lots of colours, smells and fresh produce to taste. I enjoyed just wandering around the place and picking up cherries! :)
Viktualienmarkt is a big marked square with stalls where they sell all kinds of foods, local handcrafts and other souvenires. The best part of if is the Beer garden, where you can have a beer, eat some of the food you bought of the stalls and people watch. There is always a lot of people even during winter.
We love street and food markets anyway, but Munich's Viktualienmarkt was an extra special treat. This market is very good selling everything from fresh meat to fresh fruit and vegetables, gormet wine to liters of beer, and neat gifts to strange canned goods. In the center of the market is Munich's Maypole which our Beer Tour guide later explained is essentially an advertisement for Munich's famous beer.
We arrived at the market early and set about collecting ourselves a nice picnic lunch of fresh bread, locally grown tomatoes, some unusual german cheeses, german reisling wine, and delicious cherries. With all that food packed away in our new Viktualienmarkt tote bag, we were all set for the perfect picnic lunch.
Although some shops open earlier and some close later, the general openning hours are Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm and Saturday 10am - 3pm.
Viktualienmarkt is Munich's famous food market. With its maypole and its stalls covered with gaily coloured awnings, this has been Munich's central market since 1807. The booths and shops sell local vegetables, flowers, fish, fruit, herbs, cheese and drinks as well as some goods from other countries and some crafts. A very interesting place to walk around and partake in the eating and drinking.
This is a food and fresh produce market. Plenty of stalls selling ham, sausages, cheese, wine, fruits, pickles, flowers and bread. Ready to eat buns and burgers (both meat and fish) are available at modest prices. The place also makes a good photographer's temporary heaven. The colourful fruits and vegetables make it so, and the multitude of locals and tourists provide plenty of photo opportunities.
This market is alive with activity selling flowers, produce and fast food, but not on Sunday which is when these pictures were made. As you can see, it is closed. This was where we first encountered folk fare to eat. It was 30 years ago and was our introduction to Weisswurst (and later that night in a beer hall our first taste of Leberkase, which is even better) and where we became aware of the varieties of mustard. No pictures from those days; we could not even afford a camera or the ancillary viewing gadgets.
We love wandering around street markets, especially those selling fresh produce. It's not only the sights, the sounds and smells but because it's where the local people do their shopping we're able to soak up some of the real off-the-tourist-path atmosphere of the place we're visiting.
This is a big market full of the most mouthwatering fresh fruit, vegetable and delicatessen produce, set in a traffic-free square surrounded by trees, so it's an oasis right in the busy heart of the city.
The Viktualienmarket dates back to the Middle Ages and is a great place to sample much of Munich's delectables. I would walk from stall to stall-unable to pronounce or recognize most of the fare, but pleasantly suprised when it reached my palate. There is a beergarden in the center of the outdoor market as well as stall where you can pick up fruits, veggies, flowers, fresh squeezed juices, wine, fish, sandwiches, soup or prepared meals.
...you should eat a Weisswurst with that sweet mustard here at the Viktualienmarkt. It's is said, that they are the best before 11 a.m.
I like this place in Munich, it still has the flair of a market at some corners. If you aren't into shopping, you also can sit down for an early beer and a "Brotzeit", a snack.
The Viktualienmarkt is an open air market in the very center of Munich.
The "Duden", the official German dictionary, defines "victuaille" as an old word for food, equivalent to the English word victuals. Originally people were only allowed to sell their own products here, so it was firmly in the hand of the farmers from the towns and villages around Munich.
Today the goods sold at the Victualienmarkt, which covers around 21,000 m², come from all different countries of the world. What a feast!!!
We love to go there, shop for some goodies, sit down at the Viktualienmarkt beergarden, have a beer, eat our food and watch people!
Hours of business Mon-Fri 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Munich has a huge and world-famous out door market, called the "Viktualienmarkt", selling everything from exotic to local fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, flowers, and much more.
It is one of Germany's most popular markets.
For breakfast go to Viktualienmark and try a weisswurst (this white sausage) that should be eaten with only suesser senf (a sweet, grainy mustard) and brezel (a bready pretzel) AND NOTHING ELSE.
Did You Know?
It began with a mistake. One night in February 1857, Sepp Moser’s restaurant in Munich’s Marineplatz was overwhelmed with patrons demanding wurst. When Moser ran out of the standard sausages, he hurriedly stuffed some thin pig intestines with a pale mixture made mainly of veal and parsley. But he goofed and overfilled the casings. A glance at the puffy links told Moser that if he friend them, they would burst. But the shouts of hungry customers range in his ears, so Moser plunked the fat white links in hot water and simmered them until they were cooked through. And what did his hungry customers think of the new sausages? They adored them, and because of this fluke, the quintessential Bavarian culinary experience—weisswurst—was born.
Now to learn the proper way to eat this delicacy check the following link:
Early morning, I am going for a walk on the Viktualienmarkt on my way to work. It's very cold but surprisingly no snow, which is exceptional this time of the year. The viktualienmarkt is a market place where they sell food products like: fruit, cheese, meat, fish, vegetables, wild products... The name Vitualien comes from "lebensmitteln" or food products. This is a very nice place to visit during spring and summer where you can enjoy a beer on a terrace or a freshly squeezed juice. In the background you see the church of the Holy Spirit. I can't wait to go there again to enjoy a beer in the summer.