Victuals Market (Viktualienmarkt)
Created in 1807 as an expansion of the Marienplatz grain market, Victuals Market (Viktualienmarkt) is Munich’s oldest farmers market. Situated in a pedestrian-only zone, the market has more than 140 stalls and farm stands. Its festive, communal atmosphere attract locals, tourists, gourmands, and top chefs alike.
Travelers may explore the colorful farmer’s market as part of a half-day, full-day, group, or private tour that may include Munich’s most enchanting attractions such as the Old Town Hall, St. Peter’s Church, Munich Residenz, and the world-famous Hofbräuhaus. Some tours may add visits to Norumberg, Dachau concentration camps, and beyond.
Things to Know Before You Go
Victuals Market is suitable for solo travelers, couples, families, and especially foodies.
Admission is free.
The market is closed Sundays.
Tours may include roundtrip hotel transport, food and beverage, and admission fees. Check specific tours for details.
How to Get There
Victuals Market is located on Am Viktualienmarkt in the Altstadt neighborhood of Munich. Public transport in the city is plentiful. Take any of the S-Bahn lines or the No. 3 or 6 U-Bahn line to the Marienplatz stop.
When to Get There
Victuals Market is open during the day, Monday to Friday, with shorter hours on Saturday. It is closed Sunday. Throughout the year, the market comes alive during city-wide festivals such as Oktoberfest, Spring Festival (April), Summer Festival (July), as well as its own Dance of the Market Women (Weiberfastnacht) on Shrove Tuesday. At Christmas, the market is a riot of cheer, with carolers and booths selling holiday handicrafts and sweets.
Beer Garden at Victuals Market
In the heart of the market is one of the city’s most popular beer gardens. Shaded by chestnut trees, and open year-round, the hall seats about 600 people and pours homegrown beers. Order a pint, or do as the locals do, and ask for a liter, called a “mass.” Classic Bavarian staples such as homemade sausages and roasted pork shoulder (schweinshaxe) are served with sauerkraut, warm potato salad, and meat and cheese plates.
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- Cathedral of Our Blessed Lady (Frauenkirche)
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