Viktualienmarkt

People come to this market to shop, people-watch and socialize.

Shoppers at Viktualienmarkt in Munich

Heaps of fruit and vegetables, mouth-watering breads and pastries, handmade cheeses, aromatic olive oils, artful flower wreaths and old-fashioned candy — Munich’s Viktualienmarkt is a feast for the senses and an excellent place to stock up on unique gifts for the folks back home. Stalls were first set up on this square in 1807 after the market had outgrown its original spot on nearby Marienplatz. Since then it has evolved into one of Europe’s finest gourmet outposts, offering 140 stalls set up around a Maypole decorated with folkloric figurines that represent local trades and crafts.

When the sun’s out, the people-watching is excellent from a table at one of the many outdoor cafés and beer gardens surrounding the square. Or pop into the Schrannenhalle, a nearby 19th-century market hall that’s home to an upscale food court and crafts shops.

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Viktualienmarkt 3 80331 Munich Germany

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