However, the tried and trusted concept of the event, now in its 26th year, presented an almost ideal way of carrying on as before.
As in previous years, dealers in the heart of the historic Bavarian city are presenting their wares in their own premises, offering a broad selection of works of art from the Middle Ages up to the present day, from small collectables to courtly silver and furniture with six-figure prices.
The main difference is that there are no extra events, such as lectures and concerts, but individual accompanied tours can be arranged.
Among the 12 participants are not only Matthias Wenzel, whose company has been trading for over six decades, but also the Contemporary art specialist Galerie AOA;87, which opened less than a year ago.
Among the stalwarts is Walter Senger, who is offering this 3in (8cm) pocket globe (top) with a coloured copperplate terrestrial map, brass meridian and shagreen case, published by James Newton of London in 1817. The asking price for Newtons New & Improved Terrestrial Pocket Globe is €11,800.