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'''Since 1970 the Viktualienmarkt beer garden is located at Munich's central
fruit market. This city beer garden attracts a mixed crowd including many tourists since the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rathaus-Glockenspiel Glockenspiel] at Marienplatz is just around the corner. '''
The beer garden has about
800 seats shaded by large chestnut trees. Viktualienmarkt beer garden is missing a typical gravel ground as in every other traditional beer garden. Instead the beer benches stand on cobblestone. Viktualienmarkt beer garden is usually busy, especially on sunny days during the lunch time. In those hours business men sit next to tourists as well as locals taking a break from their shopping or sightseeing tour. Most of the guests bring food to the beer garden bought from the surrounding food stalls and various fast food chains, creating a symbiotic relationship between the food shops and the beer garden. The beer garden's own food stall in the self-serviced area offers traditional Bavarian meals, such as [[Schweinshaxe]] (roasted pork knuckle) and oven-fresh [[Schweinebraten]] (roast pork).
A special feature of the beer garden is an alternating
choice of beer types. Every six weeks a different beer from one of the [[Munich breweries]] is served from the tap. The six breweries supplying beer are Augustiner, Hacker-Pschorr, Löwenbräu, Hofbräu, Paulaner and Spaten. A Maß Hell (lager) costs €6.60. <!-- april 2011 -->
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The beer garden is open daily from 9am to 10pm. The beer garden is also open
in the winter, selling hot Glühwein in addition to beer.