Time for the annual asparagus rant. I understand that people in this country much prefer white asparagus. Unfortunately, that means they have to peel it, as it doesn’t have the innate delicate melting quality of green asparagus.
The curiously punctuated Munich weblog delicious:days has an entry called The white asparagus deal according to which some sellers at the Viktualienmarkt will actually peel your asparagus for you and give you the peelings in a bag to make soup (see their photo).
Meanwhile, here are some tools to get at asparagus in a shop window in Fürth: