What: An open-air food market in downtown Munich.

Why it Works: Roughly the size of a city block, Munich’s Viktualienmarkt has everything you could want, from a number of good bakeries and cheese shops to a horse butcher (if that’s what you’re looking for). The Schlemmermaier sausage stand is great for lunch in the summer, perhaps followed by a trip to the beer garden. The soup stand is perfect even on the coldest winter day, preferably followed by a hot honey wine at one of the honey stands. It is accessible by train, subway, bus and streetcar, and very tied into its surroundings. The market is crowded on weekends, and busy all year round.

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GREAT PUBLIC SPACES: Viktualienmarkt (Munich, Germany) was last modified: March 6th, 2012 by Craig Raphael