How to Make the Most of Your Holiday in Viktualienmarkt
1. Taste The Finest Beer in Beer Garden
There's nothing more satisfying than gulping on delicious cold beer to drive away the heat, and that's what plenty of Bavarians do. Beers have been an inseparable part of Munich, in fact it's one of their pride. And one of the best place to treat yourself a mug of beer is in the Beer Garden. Located right in the center of Viktualienmarkt, the Beer Garden is easily noticeable for its striking green small kiosk and sheer number of people sitting under a chestnut tree nearby. The menu changes daily so you'll get to chance different kind of beers every time you pay a visit! Not to mention all beers serve in the place is freshly poured out of a barrel. A mug of fresh cold beer is a perfect choice after you explore the market and taste all local delicacies.
2. Have A Culinary Adventure
All foodies love Viktualienmarkt. It's a place where you can taste some of the most delicious local foods. You should get your hand on a delicious warm Leberkas. Leberkas is a baked bread loaf filled with delicious ground beef and pork and served with savory Bavarian mustard sauce. Meat lovers will absolutely love themselves some steamed weisswurst or fragrant grilled bratwurst. You can also shop for some fresh vegetables and sweet fruits for some healthy snacks. To quench your thirst you can just walk to the Beer Garden or order for a glass of fresh fruit juice if you prefer a non-alcoholic drinks.
3. Strike A Pose Under Maibaum
One thing you'll easily notice the moment you entered Viktualienmarkt is a tall ornated maypole standing right at the market's center. On top of the pole are depictions of merchants and local business owners have a toast of beer with a happy face. The maypole was erected in the beginning of May accompanied with lively dancing and beer party. The maypole is actually one of the most important part in Bavarian culture, you can find similar maypoles in every beer garden in Germany. Although most likely they will be decorated differently from one area to another.
How to Get Tickets?
Viktualienmarkt is an open-space market open for public, so fortunately you don't have to pay for admission fees to explore the area. You will need enough money if you're planning to shop here.
How To Get Around?
Viktualienmarkt is located nearby Marienplatz and several other top Munich attractions. You can reach those attractions on foot. Be sure to wear the most sturdiest shoes you have in your closet.
What Should I Wear?
Wear anything that's comfortable enough for you. Just don't forget to wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes, especially if you're planning to visit nearby attractions too.
Best Time to Visit
Viktualienmarkt is open in all seasons, though the best one might be during Spring and Fall. The weather is pretty moderate and comfortable, you are able to spend much time longer there.
Will I Need a Guide?
No, Viktualienmarkt is pretty much a self-explored attraction, so hiring guide is not necessary. Though if you need any informations, you'll get them in this website.
How To Get There?
Viktualienmarkt is within walking range from the Marienplatz. You only need to walk to the southeastern part of the Square to reach the market. It is also reachable by taking all S-Bahn subway routes, since the market is literally right in the middle of the city.