Where can you find the best gourmet Bavarian delights? Munich's Victuals Market, Viktualienmarkt in German, is the place to find exotic fruits, fresh vegetables, artisan cheeses, delicious hams, honey, and truffles.
Many of the market stalls in the Viktualienmarkt have been family-run for generations, and although the gourmet food featured here also means gourmet prices, you would be hard pressed to find better quality culinary delicacies. While in Munich, the Viktualienmarkt is the best place to shop for delicious Bavarian food to make for a picnic lunch at a nearby park.
We enjoyed the trip found out a lot about Munich which we would of not known and telling us were the xmas markets.
This is definitely worth doing, but do 2 days unless you only want to sit thru the bus tour. If you want to get off, you need to get the 2-day pass. The palace alone is a couple hours because of the size of the place, and the fact that the bus only stops there hourly. shopping DT is amazing, check out the open market. It's the best and the shops are great. We actually did Schwabing a little with friends the night prior so we didn't even want to bother during the tour, but that's the Munich SoHo area, very cool. We stayed near the Olympic Park area so we did a walk-thru (not the hilltop) in about an hour. Book a BMW plant tour ahead of time, or the museum tour (if you are a real BMW fan), otherwise you can't do that. So all in all - book the 2-day pass to really enjoy the city!
Built in 1807 as an expansion from the Marienplatz grain market, the Viktualienmarkt is more than just a place for bartering these days. The market also hosts traditional folk events including the colorful Fasching festivities and the masked dance of the market women on Shrove Tuesday.