The central market in Munich, Viktualienmarkt, is showcasing a little schmidgen of the world. Think big, bold, bright colours and overpowering, inviting scents. Lavender, pine needles and oranges. I love those fresh smells, don’t you?
The market is also full of loads of vibrant tastes. You can literally eat your way round the world from the comfort of Munich. Start with Italian pasta and French cheeses.
Then try a few olives from the Mediterranean.
How about some fresh seafood? Lobsters as long as your arm and crabs bigger than your head.
If you’re not a fan of seafood, you can’t go wrong with traditional German bratwurst (sausages).
Don’t forget the chillis.
Wash it all down with some traditional schnapps in the ever cute miniature bottles.
When you’re finished stuffing your face, hit the creative stalls for some scented decorations.
Or perhaps a wicker basket to carry some purchases home…
And feel free to wear whatever you like regardless of the seasons (it was late autumn), just like this young man.
This central market is a great stop if you’re visiting Munich and I’d highly recommend you allow a good hour or two, or three if you want to squeeze in another stein.
It’s really easy to find as it is right in the centre of Munich, on a square between Heiliggeist-Kirche and Frauenstraße.
You can use public transport S-Bahn lines 1-8, U3 or U6, or Bus 52 to Marienplatz, then walk towards Tal and turn right behind St. Peter’s church.
The general opening and closing times are Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm, and Saturday 10am – 3pm.
Have you been to Viktualienmarkt? What was your best find? If you haven’t been, will you be including it in your plans? X
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