Munich: Viktualienmarkt 1.5-Hour Culinary Tour
- Duration: 1.5 hours
We started off in the Marienplatz and we got a little history lesson that was interesting. We picked up a lot of interesting information on the Victorian market. We ate traditional Bavarian breakfast weisswurst at one of the first restaurants in Munich. I was hesitant at first because of the white color but it tastes great. We then tried several exotic fruits at one of the stands, all amazing and some I had never tried before. We then tried a few cheeses, spreads, natural remedies at another stand. Again, all tasted very good. Our last thing we had was a traditional dessert. I forgot the name but it was similar to a sweet roll with some type of glaze on the top and filled with cooked plums. Our tour lasted a little over 3 hours and we very much enjoyed it.
The tour was interesting. The history of the whole tour is a little bit less than having the food experience. We were the only ones on the tour, thus it became a kind of personal tour for us. The tour guide was nice in all the explanation and we would go back to the Viktualienmarkt again for our daily marketing. The only thing we did not like is asking for a tip at the end of the tour. We have done the walking tours in many parts of the world and asking for tips was not very conspicuous there. Not sure if it was more conspicuous since we were the only ones in the tour but it somehow destroys the sweet memory of the whole tour.
The walking tour of Munich was well worth it. Our guide, Jake, was informative and provided us with fascinating information in a colorful manner. He was tuned into needs of the individuals in the group and even had them sing happy birthday to me. This tour was quick paced and covered a lot of territory. Jake gave us extra time and left us with helpful lunch suggestions. I highly recommend this tour.
This tour was the highlight of our visit to Munich. Alan is really interesting and knowledgeable and opened our eyes to so much that we would have otherwise missed. He even managed to keep two teenagers engaged for two whole hours which is saying something! 100% recommend this tour.
Great tour guide and great food. Was really easy to talk to our guide and ask questions because of the small group size. We got to hear directly from some shopkeepers themselves too which is very unique in a food tour. Definitely recommended!