Three times a year for nine days of shopping, searching, watching, shopping and amusing. Maidult, Jakobidult and Kirchweihdult are cult in Munich.
The typical Munich market with folk festival fun has a long tradition. In 1796, Elector Karl Theodor gave the suburb of Au the right to hold a fair twice a year. Since then there have been the Auer Dulten. The oldest of the three Dulten, the Jakobidult, was mentioned in 1310 in the town's charter book and came to Mariahilfplatz in 1905.
Originally the name meant "tult" or "Dult" church festival. In the course of time the word changed its meaning and stood for "fairground". Today, 290 market merchants and showmen offer their goods and folk festival attractions on 22,000 square metres of floor space.
Auer Dult is considered Europe's largest dish market. In the area of junk, tandem and curiosities you will find real treasures with a bit of luck. The dealers in the 'Neuheitengasse' offer pure showtime at the presentation of kitchen wonders and more.
The special thing about outdoor shopping on the Dult: individual advice is included! Under chestnut trees the Dult stroll ends with a hearty snack in a cosy atmosphere.