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The beer garden has about 600 seats in the self-serviced area and 200 seats in the serviced area, all well shaded by large chestnut trees. Viktualienmarkt beer garden is missing the typical gravel ground as seen in every other traditional beer garden. Instead the beer benches stand on cobblestone. Viktualienmarkt beer garden is usually busy, especially on sunny days during lunch time. In these hours business men intermingle with tourists as well as locals taking a break from their shopping or sightseeing tours. 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 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 unique feature of this beer garden is an alternating selection of Munich beer types. Every six weeks a different beer from one of [[Munich breweries|Munich's famous 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 €6.80 (April 2012).