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Viktualienmarkt, Munich. ũ Lothar Kaster/Munich Tourist Office

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The Viktualienmarkt in the Altstadt is a veritable showplace of Bavarian agriculture, with attractive market stalls and burly market traders selling fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs, wine, bread, cheese, fish and a host of Bavarian specialities. There's even a beer garden.
Established by royal decree in 1807, the colour, freshness and variety of the Viktualienmarkt's produce contradicts the impression (easily gained in the city's beer gardens and traditional restaurants) that eating in Bavaria is only about meat buried under brown sauces. Anybody in Munich planning a special dinner party or searching for the first strawberries of the season is sure to head here.

Bakeries, juice stands and restaurants offer prepared foods. Exotic ingredients also make an appearance and there's even a shop with Latin American goods. The market is particularly strong on the Italian and other Mediterranean foods which Bavarians have come to love on holidays - Italy is only a few hours away over the Tyrolean Alps. Make no mistake, though - the Viktualienmarkt is unmistakably Bavarian with its blue-and-white maypole at the centre, right next to the beer garden where you can take a break after spending too much on all the good things that caught your eye.
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