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When in Munich, you know you’ll try the local beers. But the German city also offers some unique food experiences you won’t want to miss either. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s picks for the five best:
1. Drinking at a beer garden or beer hall. Between late May and September, Forbes Travel Guide editors highly recommend sampling the local brews at a Munich beer garden. If you arrive in the winter months, an indoor beer hall will do the trick; the Hofbräuhaus is the most famous — and the busiest.
2. Weisswurst. Munich’s famed “white sausage” — made of calf’s head, veal and seasonings — can be found at any Munich beer hall. Eat it by cutting the meat out of the skin and dipping it in mustard before taking a bite.
3. Pretzels. You’ll find freshly baked pretzels still warm from the oven at bakeries and beer gardens all over Munich.
4. Oktoberfest. If you can, try to visit Munich in late September or early October, when the entire city becomes one huge party with brass bands and endless kegs of beer.
5. Viktualienmarkt. Sample all sorts of German goods at this enormous food market. You’ll see everything from sausages and cheeses to wine and, of course, beer.