Munich's Viktualienmarkt - Overview:
The bustling Viktualienmarkt, Munich's local outdoor market, is located in the heart of the city’s old town. Dating back to 1807, it is the oldest farmers market in Munich and got its name from the Latin word victualia, which means "groceries".
What to Get at the Munich Viktualienmarkt:
The Viktualienmarkt is Munich’s premier place to shop for fresh produce, dairy, bread, and Bavarian specialties. Locals, tourists, and the city’s top chefs come here to fill their baskets with everything from fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood, to pastries, honey, spices, flowers and fresh squeezed juices.
Browsing the Viktualienmarkt is a feast for all senses; on 6 days of the week, you can sample from more than 140 booths and farm stands, which are decorated with garlands of sausages, mountains of vegetables, and pyramids of fruits.
The Beer Garden at Viktualienmarkt:
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.
Viktualienmarkt and Beer Garden - Opening Hours:
Mo - Sat, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Summer, Mo - Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.; Winter, Mo - Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.