Sat: 10 AM to 3 PM
Viktualienmarkt is Munich’s polished answer to the world’s best farmers markets wrapped into one. Urban hunters and gatherers scramble for complete culinary retail gratification. Maypoles pierce the sky. They served as landmarks for illiterate traders scouting for their village patch in centuries gone by. 22 000 sq m of delicatessen battle for space and Euros. Local is not a buzzword anymore. Pineapples and stuffed hockaido cores are as welcome as celebratory sausages and bretzels. A selection of wells commemorating much beloved local musicians and comedians was slotted into the foody merry-go-round post WWII. Spirit, my dear friends, is what this is all about. An excellent meal is a mere pleasant side-effect.
This is also a good spot to pick up a hop-on hop-off tour that will cover the major attractions in 1 hour (express tour) with audio commentary: http://www.viator.com/tours/Munich/Munich-City-Hop-on-Hop-off-Tour/d487-28501