Episode 13: Enjoying the Food in Munich

Bayerische Küche - Schweinebraten mit Knödel © München Tourismus Frank Stolle

This episode is devoted to all things culinary in Munich, including Kaffee und Kuchen (coffee and cake) and the Viktualienmarkt (food market) which is the gathering place for anyone wanting to buy local produce or enjoy Bavarian snacks like Weisssurst with mustard. Descriptions follow of some of Munich’s best-known dishes, including hearty meat-based meals like Schweinesbraten and Leberknödelsuppe, popular local vegetable dishes such as Sauerkraut, Rotkohl and the wide variety of local mushrooms – Pfifferlinge, Steinpilze – which are the base of delicious sauces. Of course Munich is a cosmopolitan city, but the emphasis here is on traditional, Bavarian cuisine and so we couldn’t resist a mention of the city’s museum dedicated to the humble potato, the wonderfully named ‘Kartoffelmuseum’.


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Links & Reading

Useful websites for tourists
Munich Tourist Office 
Munich Tourist Information 
Simply Munich

5 useful guidebooks
Top 10 Munich (Dorling Kindersley)
Lonely Planet Munich, Bavaria and the Black Forest
Rough Guide to Munich and Central Bavaria
111 Places in Munich that You Shouldn’t Miss by Rüdiger Liedtke
Only in Munich A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects by Duncan J Smith

3 useful history books
Weimar and the Rise of Hitler by A J Nicholls
The Trial of Adolf Hitler by David King
Hitler’s Interpreter The memoirs of Paul Schmidt

5 Biographies
The Swan King: Ludwig of Bavaria by Christopher McIntosh
The Mad King by Greg King
Lola Montez, Her Life and Conquests by James Morton
Sophie Scholl by Frank McDonough
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn

2 Books on Munich’s Artistic Heritage
The Munich Art Hoard by Catherine Hickley
Munich, Its Golden Age, Art and Culture by Rainer Metzger