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.
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!
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!
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…
How to get to Viktualienmarkt Munich
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Visit Viktualienmarkt in Munich and take in the sights and sounds that this old market has to offer!