As a child, one thing I would always have in my backpack was crayons. Red, blue, green and yellow, or the extended edition that included gold, silver and a skin-toned one. It seemed like colouring in without going outside the lines was a ticket to the adult world. This works the other way too, though: doing some colouring in can make you feel like a child again, dreaming yourself into the world of the pictures. Why not give it a try?
You can download and print our drawings of the Englischer Garten, the Viktualienmarkt food market and the Auer Dult here. For old and young artists alike, it’s a joy to experience that holiday feeling growing stronger with each perfectly coloured-in dome on the Frauenkirche or when you find the perfect shade of blue for the Eisbach river. Let’s get started!
This is a drawing of fruit, vegetable and flower stalls and the maypole at Munich’s Viktualienmarkt. The food market is just a few metres from Marienplatz and draws foodies, coffee lovers and beer garden enthusiasts from far and wide. Even the chefs of Munich’s fine dining restaurants do their shopping here.
The steeple of Peterskirche (church) with its eight clocks, can be seen in the background on the left. Munich comedian Karl Valentin – who has a drinking fountain at the market dedicated to him – was once asked why there are so many clock faces on the steeple. He replied: “Well of course, it’s so that eight people can check the time at once!”
This is how you should imagine the Auer Dult, Munich’s traditional annual fair. In the picture you can see gaming booths, a children’s carousel and a “chairoplane” ride. While the Dult normally takes place three times a year on Mariahilfplatz in the Munich district of Au, this year the classic Munich folk event has been distributed across four squares in the city, as part of the Summer in the City programme.
Until mid-September you can enjoy open-air shopping for crockery and other household goods, knitwear, socks, traditional dress and much more on Mariahilfplatz, Orleansplatz, Weißenburger Platz and Wittelsbacher Platz. Visitors will of course also be able to indulge in traditional Dult delicacies such as Steckerlfisch (grilled fish on a stick), Bratwurstsemmel (bratwurst in a roll), fruit dipped in chocolate, toasted almonds and ice cream.
This picture captures the view from near the Monopteros, a pavilion perched atop a small hill in the north of the park. In the foreground you can see people sunbathing, picknicking and jogging on the banks of the Eisbach. From this vantage point you can enjoy a beautiful view that includes the skyline of Munich’s Old Town quarter, defined by the towers of the Frauenkirche cathedral, the Theatinerkirche (church) and the Opera House.