Viktualienmarkt Munich : A Market in Munich City Centre

Viktualienmarkt is a market located in the centre of Munich city. Since Kate loves pasar malam (night markets – think Singapore & Taiwan), the equivalent in Europe would be markets like the Viktualienmarkt and the Albert Cuypmarkt in Amsterdam.

 Viktualienmarkt and the Maypole
Viktualienmarkt and the Maypole

What to do at Viktualienmarkt Munich

The Viktualienmarkt was formerly known as a farmer’s market. However, as it grew and the reputation of the markets grew, more and more stalls took roots here. Today, it is home to more than 140 shops that includes restaurants, beer gardens and shops that sells flowers, souvenirs, fruits and vegetables, all sorts of meats and spices!

 Restaurant at Viktualienmarkt where everyone hangs out on a sunny day
Restaurant at Viktualienmarkt where everyone hangs out on a sunny day

 Meat shops at Viktualienmarkt Munich
Meat shops at Viktualienmarkt Munich

 Shop selling souvenirs and potpourri
Shop selling souvenirs and potpourri

As we were browsing the potpourris at this shop, we chanced upon a very cute porcupine souvenir. So we reached out and touched it. Not a good decision…

“No no! Dont touch it!” came the shouts from the store owner. So be warned! We think that the owners did not want us to affect the display that they had so painstakingly put in place. Remember not to touch, unless you want to buy!

 Soup of the day - Vegetable with beef 6.30Euro
Soup of the day – Vegetable with beef 6.30Euro

We had our lunch at the Munchner Suppenkuche, basically a soup kitchen. The vegetable beef soup was quite hearty. The bread was the sour rye bread, an interesting complement with the soup. While we were having our soup, a TV production was on-going, so we watched on…

 Film and production crew at Viktualienmarkt Munich
Film and production crew at Viktualienmarkt Munich

 The actor and actress kept repeating this scene over and over again...
The actor and actress kept repeating this scene over and over again…

How to get to Viktualienmarkt Munich

 Map of Munich City Centre
Map of Munich City Centre



Map of Viktualienmarkt in Munich

If you’re coming from Marienplatz (after visiting Glockenspiel), head south, towards St. Peter’s church. Make a turn at the corner and you will arrive at Viktualienmarkt!

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Viktualienmarkt Munich
Viktualienmarkt Munich

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