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Decorative display of food at the Miktualien Markt
Photo: Anonymous/Germany
Munich has a great market place near the Town Hall. That market is called "Viktualien Markt."

Viktualien Markt in München, Germany

Anonymous from Germany

Germany has some very nice markets all over the country as well as all year round. For example, Munich (München) has a great market place near the Town Hall. That market is called Viktualien Markt.

I have known this market for a very long time, but I have never gone shopping there even though I have walked through the market and had lunch at the beergarden right in the center of it.

However, just a couple of weeks ago, I visited my family with my mother-in-law who had never been in Munich before. That was a very good opportunity for me, first to show her the market and second to go shopping.


Decorative display of food
Photo: Anonymous from Germany
The owners of the stalls present their food in a very decorative way, so that you involuntarily stop right in front of each one and just look at the food.

Display of vegetables at the market
Photo: Anonymous from Germany
Whenever I go back to Munich, I will make sure that I go and shop at the Viktualien Markt.


This market consists of many stalls, where you can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meat, ham, salami, sausages, wine, fresh flowers, and dried flowers.

The owners of the stalls present their food in a very decorative way, so that you involuntarily stop right in front of each one and just look at the food.

All of the sales assistants let you sample what you would like to try as long as you don't overdo it. Once you start shopping, you can't stop.

The market is great. Every owner, salesperson, sales assistant, and even the customers are very friendly and helpful. It is open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 8:00 a.m. till 4 p.m.

Whenever I go back to Munich, I will make sure that I go and shop at the Viktualien Markt. Furthermore, I will make sure that I have a traditional cold meal which is called Brotzeit, that includes the food I mentioned above.

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