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VIKTUALIENMARKT, MUNICH

Pretzels, beer, dancing and more at Munich's famed market

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Louis Hotel

Since the early 1800's, Munich's Viktualienmarkt has been home to one of Europe's best outdoor markets. Originally used as a market for agricultural products, these days visitors and locals alike flock to it for their daily fix of pretzels, fruits & vegetables or sausages which the venerable New York Times food critic, Mimi Sheraton, described as worthy of a transatlantic flight. Of course, one can also find a great beer garden (it is Bavaria, after all) and if one times their trip to Munich well, it is possible to see the legendary "market ladies" doing their annual dance on Fat Tuesday.

The outstanding Louis Hotel in Munich offers the following tips which can all be found in, or a stone's throw from, the Viktualienmarkt, where it is located.
  • NIGHTLIFE

    BAR CENTRALE

    With the best espresso in town, it is no wonder why this local hotspot is packed every evening. Very Italian, very nice staff, and very fresh Italian croissants, you may come for the"Spritz" or "Hugo" but you'll stay for the stylish people watching. Ledererstraße 23
    089 223762
    BAR CENTRALE

  • DINING

    CAFE FRISCHHUT (aka DIE SCHMALZNUDEL)

    Situated right at the Viktualienmarkt this is the only place that opens at 5AM. For this reason, you meet two kinds of people at Die Schmalznudel: the vendors of the market who have their breakfast there, and the party people who go there to eat after a boozy night! Specialities are “Schmalznudeln” or “Auszogene”, a type of Bavarian sweet baked donut. Prälat-Zistl-Str. 8
    089 26023156

  • DINING

    BRENNER GRILL

    This is a huge restaurant in the former stalls of the Residenz, right at the luxurious Maximilianstrasse. Very hip with Munich's in-crowd as regulars, this is the place to spot German or International celebrities. The restaurant features two open grills in the middle of the room: one is a pasta station, the other one a real grill preparing Italian specialties, grilled fish and meat. Maximilianstraße 15
    089 452288-0
    BRENNER GRILL

  • SHOPPING

    OBACHT

    Much more than a mere souvenir shop, Obacht offers very stylish Bavarian clothes and gifts for locals and tourists alike. Ledererstraße 17
    089 18904260
    OBACHT

  • SHOPPING

    MANUFAKTUM

    This is a large department store dedicated to selling the highest quality products for kitchen and home. The shop prides itself on durable and ecologically-friendly goods that are made from traditional methods.And while it boasts a number of classic items, they also sell some trendier items as well as food and drinks. Alter Hof 2
    089 242436-70
    MANUFACTUM

  • NIGHTLIFE

    BOB BEAMAN CLUB

    This is known as the best club in town at the moment featuring the best international DJs spinning all types of electronic music. The club is known also for having one of the most technically advanced sound system in Germany. Gabelsbergerstraße 4
    0177 2547476
    BOB BEAMAN CLUB

  • ART & CULTURE

    GLOCKENSPIEL

    Yes we know this is a widely known tourist destination, but how could we leave out Munich's famous glockenspiel! Located in the town hall, It consists of 43 bells and 32 life-sized figures. The top half of the Glockenspiel tells the story of the marriage of the local Duke Wilhelm V (who also founded the nearby Hofbräuhaus) to Renata of Lorraine. In honour of the happy couple there is a joust between Bavaria (in white and blue) and Lothringen (in red and white). The Bavarian knight wins every time, in case you are a betting man. Marienplatz 8
    089 23396555

Author

Jeremy Silverman

Tags

CORTIINA | MUNICH | LOUIS


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