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Beer halls and bustling markets. Butchers and bakers. As the capital of Bavaria, Munich is the region’s culinary heartland, overflowing with places to sample tasty local delicacies. When visiting this vibrant German city, seek out these delicious regional delights on a gourmet adventure. 


The must-have accompaniment to beer at Oktoberfest, the pretzel is a signature Bavarian staple and an important part of Munich’s snack culture. Made from glossy bread twisted into a knot, pretzels are best sampled warm, straight from the oven. Try them at family-run craft bakery, Neulinger Brot & Feinbäckerei, or taste traditional versions at the historic Rischart bakery.


There’s a classic saying that weisswurst shouldn’t be allowed to hear the noon chime of the church bells. Typically eaten for breakfast (or at least before lunchtime), these white sausages are made from pork back bacon and minced veal and served simply with mustard for dipping. Taste Munich’s best at local favourite, Bratwurstherzl, or pick some up tinned to take home from the refined Dallmayr Delicatessen.


An enticing blend of Camembert and butter enlivened with paprika and onion, obatzda is present in every Bavarian beer garden and home. Spread it on bread or dip your pretzel into it. Sample obatzda at Munich’s legendary Viktualienmarkt food market, or any beer hall you visit.


An indulgent, sugar-kissed confection, schmalznudeln are large, ring-shaped doughnuts with a fine layer of dough in the centre instead of a hole. Perfect for dunking in your afternoon coffee. Pick up sensational schmalznudeln in Munich at Cafe Frischhut Schmalznudel or the timelessly elegant Café Luitpold.


Beer is a way of life in Bavaria and Munich is spoilt for choice with breweries and beer halls galore. There are over 40 types and 4,000 brands to try. Sip on a Weissbier at the iconic Hofbräuhaus (the world’s oldest beer house), or recline in the sun with a beer-filled stein in Augustiner Keller’s leafy garden.

Journey to Munich’s culinary hotspots with a private tour when staying at The Charles Hotel in Munich. Whether visiting a historical brewery or the excellent Viktualienmarkt, our concierge will arrange any gastronomic experience you wish to have. Enquire at +49 89 544 5550 or email 

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