Auer Dult: Jakobi fair 2021 expected to take place from 24.7. to 1.8.
Strolling, shopping, enjoying delicacies, or taking a spin on the carousel - that's what the Auer Dult is famous for. After the Maidult 2021 was cancelled due to the pandemic, the Jakobidult 2021 will most likely take place again as planned: If the security authorities give their final approval, you can visit the fair from July 24th to August 1st.
Auer Dult in Munich: 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
- Kirchweih Dult (Church Anniversary Dult): 16 October - 24 October 2021
Dates for the Auer Dult in 2022:
- Maidult (May Dult): 30 April - 8 May 2022
- Jakobidult (St James Dult): 30 July - 7 August 2022
- Kirchweih Dult (Church Anniversary Dult): 15 October - 23 October 2022
Opening hours (daily):
- Maidult and Jakobidult: market 10am - 8pm / rides 10-30 am - 8pm
- Kirchweihdult: market 10am - 7pm / rides 10-30 am - 7pm
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
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Tram line 18, Buses 52 and 62 or Subway U1/2 (Stations Fraunhoferstraße or Kolumbusplatz)
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