Munich Auer Dult & Munich Fruhlingsfest
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 20, 2012 5:20 AM Last Post By: Time2go76
Nov 16, 2012 4:43 AM
Munich Auer Dult & Munich FruhlingsfestHi
I will be in Munich when both of these festivals are on, from what I can see they are in two different locations, so I assume they are two completely seperate festivals, is that correct?
Some sights say the ath Munich Auer Dult is a commercial market where businesses sell their wares, but others say that can buy second hand stuff and find interesting old stuff. I am only interested in the latter. Has anyone been to this that can share their experiences first hand?
Also I am was planning on spending a day at each festival is this too long, can I do them in a couple of hours?
Nov 16, 2012 5:16 AM
Nov 16, 2012 5:23 AM
Nov 16, 2012 6:27 AM
Nov 16, 2012 6:39 AM
Nov 16, 2012 7:52 AM
I go to Auer Dult about 8 times a year, so I guess I can help you there!
Yes, Dult and Frühlingsfest are two completely different things. the Frühlingsfest is basically a fun fair - it has rides like roller coasters and beer tents. I don't know how much time you want to spend with that, but I guess a few hours are enough.
The Auer Dult is a much more traditional affair. It's a mix of tiny, old fashioned fun fair, mostly interesting for children but with nice atmosphere, a market for antiquities and flea market lie stalls - everyone is a professional trader, though, no private persons selling old things - and a market for new stuff, mostly kitchenware, fine china and pottery and funny household stuff. Lots of old fashioned food stalls are everywhere (fish on a stick, bavarian sweets, roasted nuts...) and the entire event is situated around a big church. I love the event a lot, but even I can't spend more than two hours here, because it's actually a very small area and you don't need all that much time to see everything.
Enjoy then both!
Nov 17, 2012 3:39 AM
6Good to here from someone who has actually been thre fern. I was really hoping it would be more of a flea market type of thing. I would love to browse and find some really unique things. Do most places in Germany have flea markets on a regular basis?
Nov 17, 2012 10:29 AM
you would find lots of unique old things at Auer Dult - only the sellers are more professional than at a normal flea market. (My uncle actually deals with old furniture and has a stall on Auer Dult each year. The rest of the year, he's at other markets and does business from a warehouse.)
But anyway, lots of flea markets in Germany!!! If you're here on the 20th of April, you should head to Theresienwiese. The biggest flea market in Munich will take place in the area that also holds the Oktoberfest each year. If you're looking for smaller events, search for "Flohmarkt München" and the dates that interest you.
There's also the Fleamarket at the old horse racing track in Daglfing (East Munich). It's a permanent flea market, but a bit weird. It's inside the buildings of the racing track, and sometimes there are very few people there, so you're all alone among old stuff in an old, dirty building with weird old people selling stuff... :-)
Please note that many flea markets in Munich have lots of professional traders, you'll have a difficult time trying to find any marekt without them.
Go to Auer Dult anyway, it's an incredibly beautiful event with lots of tradition, people in Dirndl and Lederhosn (real ones, not Oktoberfest costumes) and lots of "natives".
Nov 20, 2012 5:20 AM
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