Viktualienmarkt, Munich

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    Have some food, grab a drink

    by MLW20 Updated May 4, 2007

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    Maypole showing all of the major local breweries
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    This is a great place to check out the various food stalls. You can get all different cuts of meat, cheeses, breads etc... There are also lots of interesting fountains around the street here. The beer garden was pretty big and always packed. We would've stopped for a drink but there were never any seats open.

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  • Outdoor market

    by mdraper Written Jan 21, 2007

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    Enjoy a morning wandering through this pleasant outdoor market. Most of the booths are dedicated to food and crafts. Grab an apple! Be sure to wander along the butcher shops along the northwest areas of the market.

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    "Viktualienmarkt"

    by nigelw6443 Written Sep 22, 2003

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    May ploe.

    In the centre of the market place is a typical Bayerische May pole. Most of the towns and villages have these in the village centre. The images on the pole I do believe depict whtas going on in the town or village.

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    Viktualienmarkt

    by gordonilla Written Apr 9, 2011

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    Exterior (1)
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    Some History:

    The original food market had been located in Marienplatz. However when it had grown too large for that square, the King, Maximilian I issued a decree in 1807 which resulted in it being moved to the south-east, in an area between the Heiliggeist-Kirche and Frauenstraße.

    The Alms Houses and buildings located there were demolished to make way for the market square, this was later to become known as "Viktualienmarkt" or victuals market.

    It is open all year, and operates from Monday to Saturday; each stall and cafe has differing opening hours.

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    Viktualienmarkt The biggest...

    by Rahel Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Viktualienmarkt The biggest market for fruits and vegetables. It has a long tradition and a special flair.
    You can get very fresh fruits, but also beautiful flowers, meat and different gifts, mostly handmade, and some of them are typical for munich.

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    Viktualienmarkt. The biggest...

    by Buehli Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Viktualienmarkt. The biggest market for fruits and vegetables. It has a long tradition and a special flair.
    You can get very fresh fruits, but also beautiful flowers, meat and different gifts, mostly handmade, and some of them are typical for munich.

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    Viktualienmarkt

    by keeweechic Updated Sep 16, 2003

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    Viktualienmarkt is near the site where the founding fathers erected the first benedictine settlement in the year 1000. It is arranged like a village with solid little food stands, 6 fountains and the mandatory maypole. An impressive selection of exotic fruit and vegetables, cheeses, olives, sausages and meats on outdoor carts. There is also a cute little beer garden.

    Certainly a colourful area on a nice fine day (which wasn't the day I took this photo).

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    Maibaum (May Pole)

    by Leipzig Updated Jun 18, 2004

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    Maibaum at Viktualienmarkt

    A May Pole is a unique Bavarian custom. It's history dates back to the 16th century. A maypole is decorated with pictures of the main buildings and the main crafts of the village or even city.

    It is also a tradition that men set up a small May Pole at the house of the girl he loves.

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    Viktualien Markt

    by Leipzig Updated May 5, 2003

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    Viktualienmarkt

    This market square was founded in 1807 and has developed into one of Munich's biggest markets.
    Owners of the stalls present their products in a very decorative way, so that you involuntarily stop right in front of each one and just look at the food.

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    If you need supplies...

    by Landotravel Written Jan 4, 2011
    Nice environment
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    A remind of the peasant and agricultural economic origins of the region is this charming and very well assorted open air market next to Marienplatz, between Heiliggheistkirche and Peterskirche. Here is raised Munich's big maypole (maypole is that kind of high multi-coloured mast raised in every village at Bavaria, an old tradition which shows the crafts and works held at the place for those who were illiterate in order to inform them).

    Here you have a big amount of very well assorted places selling every kind of food imaginable. A pleasure for senses. You can even take your own food and eat it sitting in a biergarten while drinking a good beer. Bavarian quality of living!.

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    A differant view

    by alittlebitdifferant Updated Feb 9, 2005
    Crane, apparently...

    I know it’s boring to hear a tourist say that the Vikgualienmarkt is a must but it’s really true and why don’t you explore it by……….plane! This three man plane was suspended from a huge crane when I went to Vikgualienmarkt last time and for all I know, it still is. Go on, you know it makes sense.

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  • The Oldest Market in the World

    by Britta Written Aug 15, 2003

    To go from Peterkirche to the Viktualienmarkt, face the from of the church, the go straight around the building, keep going straight, and when you hit an open space filled with tents and small buildings and people, you are in the V market. This is the oldest market in the world, having started in Marienplatz, but then was moved in 1807 to this location. Walk around, take it all in. Buy if you want. This is the greatest place to have lunch, but don't buy at the stands, look at all the butcher shops lining one of the streets that borders the market, and go in there and ask for a sandwich. It's a cheap way to eat, about $5 for a sandwich and a drink. If you want to sit, take your meal outside and sit on the curb. Next go to the Frauenkirche, which is on my next tip.

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    Viktualienmarkt

    by Janni67 Written Nov 3, 2003

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    Maypole and beer garden at Viktualienmarkt

    Many of the attracting stalls in the Viktualienmarkt actually sell speciality foods, rather than the necessities. Besides the stalls there are also statues, a decorative maypole and a beer garden.

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    Recommended

    by enjoytravelling Written May 25, 2008

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    Lots of stands, mainly dedicated to food and beverages. White sausages and biers are the stars.

    Great atmosphere.

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    Viktualienmarkt

    by globetrotter06 Updated Mar 28, 2006

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    Vegetables
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    This is a nice market down in the Old Town of Munich. They sell flowers, vegetables, fruit, fish etc and you can sit down and have something to eat as well.

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