Auer Dult to hold from October 17th - subject to change
(26.03.2021) Rummaging, shopping, enjoying delicacies, or taking a spin on the carousel - that's what the Auer Dult stands for. However, the Maidult 2021 cannot take place after all: It was canceled after a decision of the staff for extraordinary events. You can still support the merchants with the campaign "Dult ist Kult!
The municipal staff for extraordinary events (SAE) decided in its meeting on March 26 that the Maidult at Mariahilfplatz cannot take place. Economic Officer Clemens Baumgärtner has confirmed the cancellation of the traditional event. As was previously communicated by the City of Munich, the Maidult should have taken place from April 24 to May 2 under strict hygiene regulations with access controls and a reduced number of exhibitors.
Auer Dult in general: Jumble sale and entertainment
It is one of the major seasonal events in the city in recent times. Holding the largest jumble sale, it is a unique place to search for rarities and artefacts from ancient times. About 300 stands offer rare books and old prints, haberdashery goods, natural hair and skin care, or Europe's largest selection of china and cooking equipment. Many authentic traditional garment (be it lederhose or dirndl) can be found here; and if you are lucky, you might find an actual treasure.
Children also enjoy horseback riding, the puppet show and merry-go-rounds, one of which features a historic organ; teenagers will probably be more interested in a ride on the bumper cars or in testing their skills at shooting galleries. Acrobats and clowns entertain all generations just like in the old days.
After all the searching and entertainment, there is nothing like a good, tasty lunch. There are plenty of stalls selling fresh food and drinks like beer, fruit juices and fresh coffee. You can have that with traditional Bavarian snacks such as fish-on-a-stick, barbecued sausages and chicken. You'll also find caramelized almonds and plenty of candy.
Dates and opening hours
Dates for the Auer Dult in 2021:
Maidult (May Dult ):
Cancelled due to Corona pandemic
Jakobidult (St James Dult)
24 July - 1 August 2021
Church Anniversary Dult
16 October - 24 October 2021
History of the fair
It was orginially a fair connected with an ecclesiastical celebration, attracting junk dealers, quacks and performers. The meaning of the word, however, changed over the centuries, and today it simply means "fair". "Auer" refers to its location in Munich's borough - "Au".
These types of fairs have a long tradition in Munich. They were mentioned for the first time in 1310. In 1796, the Electoral Prince Karl Theodor granted the Au suburb the right to hold a fair twice a year, and the "Dulten" has been held regularly. Since 1905, there have been three of such annual fairs at Mariahilfplatz.
City of Munich
Department of Labor and Economic Development
Tel. +49 89 233 82814
Contact for press, filming and photography permits
Dr. Gabriele Papke
Tel. +49 89 233 82811
Tram line 18, Buses 52 and 62 or Subway U1/2 (Stations Fraunhoferstraße or Kolumbusplatz)
Münchner Verkehrs- und Tarifverbund GmbH (MVV):
Tel. +49 (0) 89 41424344
Park and ride for car and bus travelers:
Garching-Hochbrück, Fröttmaning, Kieferngarten, Studentenstadt, Klinikum Großhadern, Neuperlach Süd, Michaelibad, Innsbrucker Ring, Fürstenried West, Candid- and Mangfallplatz