Auer Dult is not only Europe’s largest dish market with ~300 vendors, it’s also a folk fest. So while you’re looking at porcelain or ceramics, the kiddies can hop on the carousel or Ferris wheel. If it sounds a bit random it’s because it is.
Entertainment for the kiddies while the parents shop at Europe’s largest dish market.
Making it even more random is that in addition to dishes, antiques, handy-crafts and other household goods can also be found at Auer Dult. The strangest thing we saw was somebody’s old photo album – bizarre! I managed to not buy any dishes, but ended up going home with 5 baskets.
Not surprisingly there are lots of dishes, cups, saucers, plates, bowls, you name it.
Random it may be, but it’s got something going on! Auer Dult has been running for over 700 years in Munich (since 1310). It only stopped for 3 years during WWII. It’s held three times a year, once in the Spring, Summer and Fall and attracts a total of 300,000 people. In comparison to Oktoberfest, Auer Dult feels rather cozy. Also similar to Oktoberfest is that beer is served, although I opted for a cappuccino while pondering just how much it has changed over the last 700 years, well for a few minutes anyway – I still had to figure out how the heck I was going to take 5 baskets home on the train!