MUNICH AUER DULT:Treasure hunters delight in Munich’s Auer Dult.
Stall vendors, rides and tents turn an otherwise quite church district into a bustling island of commerce and conviviality.
There are three Dults a year, in spring, summer and autumn, and each runs for nine days. I love the Dult. It doesn’t get many international tourists so it feels authentic and traditional.
And what a tradition it has, the Dult is Munich’s oldest fair dating back to 1310. Each one attracts about 100,000 visitors, so things can get tight.
Try to go in the morning or during the working week if you want to have room to move, on sunny weekend days you may find yourself doing more crowd battling than treasure hunting.
GREAT FOR BROWSERS: The Munich Auer Dult has more than 300 stands.
RIDING HIGH: A kinds' carousel at the
Munich Auer Dult.
Next on: In 2018 the Maidult runs from April 28 to May 6, 2017.
The Jakobidult is on from July 28 to August 5. The Kirchweihdult runs from October 20 to 28.
Location and directions: The market take takes place on Mariahilfsplatz, an open area around the Mariahilfskirche, a church you can see from some way off.
It’s on the east of the Rive Isar and you can get there by taking any S-Bahn to Rosenheimer-Platz.
From the subway it’s a 5min walk down Franziskaner Strasse and then right onto Gebsattel Strasse.
You can also take tram No. 27.
See here for a map on the official website.
Open: Market stands are open from 9am to 8pm and rides run from 10.30am to 8pm.
Contact: The Munich Tourist Office organises the Dult. Its contact person is Janine Brandt who you can reach by phone 089 23 33 02 94 or email email@example.com
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