Viktualienmarkt
Viktualienmarkt
4.5
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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The city's largest and most famous outdoor marketplace.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Marienplatz • 3 min walk
  • Fraunhoferstraße • 9 min walk
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  • johnmM754OI
    Chesterfield, Missouri773 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating
    This place has everything! We enjoyed looking at all the fresh produce and meats, as well as sampling foods with the throngs of people. You can take as long as you want, or as little time as you want. Very fascinating place.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 3, 2023
  • raetrip
    Vancouver, Canada276 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sweet stop for refreshments
    Wonderful array of fresh foods, souvenirs, flowers etc, all in lovely kiosks and surrounded by chestnut trees. The may pole depicts the many merchants and businesses. A little easy to lose track of where you saw that perfect item the first time you go there.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Scottishcracker
    66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit if you're in Munich
    Great place to visit if you're visiting Munich. If you go there on Saturday make sure you go early if you want a seat in the beer garden as weekends are busy. If you buy food from the self-service you HAVE to sit at the tables without tablecloths as the ones with table cloths are for waiter service only and they will get annoyed and move you off. Watch if you plan to buy cherries at the market as they are much more expensive than the stalls on the streets.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 6, 2023
  • John O
    Los Angeles, California1,084 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walk thru and enjoy
    Great place to walk around and stop for some beers. We walked thru here on a walking tour and it is a great little place to enjoy some food and drink. There are lots of little vendors selling vegetables, cheese, meats, etc. Great visit in central Munich.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 9, 2023
  • Heloise
    Cape Town, South Africa34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning Market not to be missed!!!
    This is a market not to be missed, you can taste and see all the Bavarian cuisine, the farmers produce and various hand made products. It was raining on ad off the day we visited but we had hot glue wine to keep us warm. We went their to see the maypole and the different fountains. The maypole was the medieval yellow pages , the different signs on the pole indicated the goods and services available nearby. The fountains are dotted around the market and are named after folksingers and personalities! There is even a fountain festival in August
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 10, 2024
  • Peter A. Knipp
    Singapore, Singapore1,260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit Market when in Munich!
    The World Famous Viktualien Market This is another Market that deserves honorable mention in the world of markets! It’s not the size, but the location and composition of the various sellers of astonishing quality produce, meeting eateries (Imbiss) and the congregation of people enjoying a day out! The line of shops, basically hole in the wall establishments that sell nothing but meat, sausages, smoked and otherwise prepared cuts is outerwordly. One can spend easily the better part of the day just browsing, munching and choosing specialities not just from Bavaria! Missing out on a visit to this wonderful place, is a little like not having been to Munich! First set up around 1807, it slightly moved as it got too large and in 1823 moved! The great market hall burned down in 1923, and reopened in 2005! Meanwhile after WWII, the market got a revival and pretty much got its present form in its present location, the row with the butcher’s shops pretty much shows the period building! Anyways, a must visit, enjoy the Photo’s! #germany #traveladventures #drivingholidays #fun #avtivities #munich #münchen #friends #viktualienmarkt #amazingmarkets
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 5, 2024
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the4murrays
Gold Coast, Australia27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We had such a lovely experience wandering around these markets, purchased Christmas goodies and enjoyed seeing all the wonderful foods on offer. Visiting at Christmas time is extra special but would love to go back in summer when everyone is out enjoying the sun. Don't forget these markets are closed on Sundays.
Written January 16, 2020
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RjessMMM
Vancouver, WA563 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
If you are in the area it is definitely worth walking through the market just to get a flavor of what is for sale. Typical things that you would find at an open market though prices are not cheap and unless you have a kitchenette with your hotel/rental, it’s more for gazing than shopping. The larger supermarkets are cheaper but what would a visit to a large city be without wandering through a market such as this. The price assuming you don’t buy anything is right. Enjoy.
Written December 17, 2021
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Ignatius
Singapore, Singapore201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
This market is located just a turn away from Marienplatz and has a good mixture of stores selling anything from local produce to handicrafts and also food stores.

During my visit in December 2022, since it was still Christmas week there were still many stores selling Christmas ornaments or Christmas related items, since it was also pretty cold during the season the stores offering hot mulled wine is a must. You would usually be required to give an additional 1-2 euro on top of the glass of mulled wine you are paying for, as a deposit for the glass itself which you should return back to the store and they would refund the deposit back to you.

As many of the stores are grab and go, you may buy your food and drinks first then go about the market to grab the many seating available or have them on the go (just be sure to return the glass or lose your deposit).

If you are also looking for some souvenirs to bring back this is the place to come to and you should be able to find some something to bring home.

Do give this place a visit if you are already in the Mareinplatz area!
Written March 16, 2023
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Eva
Bothell, WA679 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
I used to live in Munich for 7 years and at least twice a month I would venture here for my weekly fish, meat and produce. Didn’t matter how far it was from where I loved.

You can find many international vendors, the most unique items and what’s great is the vendors are constant, meaning you go to your usual and the hook you up. What’s better than being treated by your first name as if you were friends?

Some things never change and not having been there in 13 years, I was pleased to find it’s just like it was.
Written September 14, 2022
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donavan94563
Orinda, CA210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
When the city's food market grew too large for the Marienplatz central square, King Maximilian I issued a decree in 1807 to have it moved a few meters towards the south-east. It was erected at the square between Heiliggeist-Kirche and Frauenstrasse. Charity buildings that once belonged to the church were demolished to make way for the market square or "Marktplatz", which later became known as "Viktualienmarkt" or Victuals market.

Over the years, the market has evolved from just a farmers' market to a popular market for fresh food and delicacies . It offers exotic ingredients that are not available anywhere else in the area, and is renowned for its diversity and size.

There are 140 stalls and shops offering flowers and plants, fruits and vegetables, venison and chicken, eggs, butter, honey, fish, meat, sausages, herbs, spices, delicatessens, wine and tea assembled on an area covering 22,000 square meters.

I saw the largest mushroom I had ever seen.
Written September 24, 2022
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,083 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Viktualienmarkt is a popular place for both locals and tourists, adjacent to Marienplatz; go to buy specialty foods, not only from Bavaria, but also Spanish ham or sausages, French cheese, wine etc. The square is lines on the side by countless bars and restaurants which are quickly packed after work, especially so on the weekend. Many food or flower stalls close by around 6 p.m., which is fairly early....
Written July 28, 2021
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Peter A. Knipp
Singapore, Singapore1,260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The World Famous Viktualien Market

This is another Market that deserves honorable mention in the world of markets! It’s not the size, but the location and composition of the various sellers of astonishing quality produce, meeting eateries (Imbiss) and the congregation of people enjoying a day out!

The line of shops, basically hole in the wall establishments that sell nothing but meat, sausages, smoked and otherwise prepared cuts is outerwordly.

One can spend easily the better part of the day just browsing, munching and choosing specialities not just from Bavaria!

Missing out on a visit to this wonderful place, is a little like not having been to Munich!

First set up around 1807, it slightly moved as it got too large and in 1823 moved! The great market hall burned down in 1923, and reopened in 2005! Meanwhile after WWII, the market got a revival and pretty much got its present form in its present location, the row with the butcher’s shops pretty much shows the period building!

Anyways, a must visit, enjoy the Photo’s!

#germany #traveladventures #drivingholidays #fun #avtivities #munich #münchen #friends #viktualienmarkt #amazingmarkets
Written February 5, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

KyFlynn
Munich, Germany1,825 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
This market is a tourist magnet, and also rightfully so. There are a lot of booths where you can try various food, you can buy flowers, drinks, and a lot of other items.

It's kind of a must-see when you're visiting Munich, but be aware that most items here aren't exactly cheap at all.
Written July 6, 2020
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Faye L
Olmstedville, NY68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is a large market with many independent vendors selling produce, meat, flowers and plants. All the produce was beautiful, but since I was staying in a hotel and flying back home, I couldn't buy much. I did leave thinking that what I had perceived as fresh produce in U.S. supermarkets, and even farmer's markets, paled by comparison to what was here. There is also an Eataly, much like the one in New York City, containing a variety of vendors offering an assortment of Italian items, mostly food.
Written November 10, 2022
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Heloise
Cape Town, South Africa34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
This is a market not to be missed, you can taste and see all the Bavarian cuisine, the farmers produce and various hand made products. It was raining on ad off the day we visited but we had hot glue wine to keep us warm. We went their to see the maypole and the different fountains. The maypole was the medieval yellow pages , the different signs on the pole indicated the goods and services available nearby. The fountains are dotted around the market and are named after folksingers and personalities! There is even a fountain festival in August
Written January 11, 2024
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