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Beer and Food in Munich

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 220 Reviews | Add your review

As the host for the world’s largest beer festival, Oktoberfest, Munich has long been a Mecca for beer lovers, and you can’t visit the Bavarian capital without stopping at one of its legendary beer halls. It’s not only the beer that scores fans, though — Bavarian food is some of Germany’s most renowned and local specialties include roast pork with crackling, Knödel (potato and bread dumplings), creamy Obatzda cheese and deliciously sweet apple strudel.

Timing your visit for the annual Oktoberfest (held in late Sept/early Oct) is the most atmospheric way to discover Munich’s beer-brewing and sausage-eating heritage, when Munich’s historic brewers set up shop in the city’s Theresienwiese Park. If you can’t join the millions at Oktoberfest, a visit to the world famous Hofbrauhaus, Munich’s legendary 1,200-seat beer hall, comes a close second, where traditional cuisine is served to a soundtrack of live oompah bands and local beer is presented in 1-liter Masskrüge (traditional beer glasses). Alternatively, a beer and food tour of Munich will give you the inside scoop on where to sample the city’s best brews and tuck into the tastiest Weisswurst (veal sausage).

Still want to know more? Head to the celebrated Beer and Oktoberfest Museum, join a food walking tour and visit the 200-year-old Viktualienmarkt food market, or take a guided tour of the world renowned Paulaner Brewery, where you’ll get to peek behind the scenes before tucking into fresh beer and pretzels.

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Bavarian Beer and Food Evening Tour in Munich

4.5 star rating: Recommended 304 Reviews

Prost! Munich is the beer capital of the world. Home of the beer-halls, beer-gardens, beer-cellars and the legendary Oktoberfest. They've been brewing 'liquid ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $40.42

Munich Oktoberfest Tickets and Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

Have a passion for beer, music and festivity ( Gemütlichkeit) ? Then Munich's legendary Oktoberfest is for you! Taking place over two weeks in late ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $153.44

Munich by Night and Dinner at Hofbrauhaus

4 star rating: Recommended 56 Reviews

Passing by the beautifully illuminated monuments, fountains, and buildings of Munich, you will arrive at the Hofbrauhaus. At the world famous Hofbrauhaus you ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $89.05

Munich Super Saver: City Bike Tour plus Bavarian Beer and Food Evening

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Sightsee by bike in the morning and swig beer in the evening, on a Munich Super Saver tour that combines two best-selling experiences at a discounted price! ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $61.65
$70.56 Save $8.91

Munich Bavarian Food Walking Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Find the best food spots in town on this Munich lunchtime food walking tour. Led by a local, food-passionate guide, this culinary excursion will treat you to ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $34.25

Behind-the-Scenes Paulaner Brewery and Beer Tour in Munich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

Whether you’re in Munich for Oktoberfest or just want to experience its famous beer scene, this behind-the-scenes beer tour will give you the inside scoop of ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $35.62

Munich Super Saver: Bike Tour plus Bavarian Food Walking Tour

Combine sightseeing with gastronomy on this Munich Super Saver, a mix of two best-selling tours at a discounted price. Start with a bike tour of Munich’s ...  Read more

Location: Munich, Germany
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.42
$67.13 Save $6.71

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