Munich´s Christmas Markets

During the four weeks before Christmas, the advent season, many different Christmas markets are held in Munich. They can be Bavarian style, medieval or modern Christmas markets. Everywhere in the city and nearly in every part of the town Christmas markets are held either during the complete four weeks before Christmas or just for one weekend.

In small wooden cabins that serve as market stalls, decorated with fairy lights, arts and crafts as well as many delicious Christmas sweets are on offer. The central meeting point is usually the bar where hot spiced wine (mulled wine) will be served.

Many charities present themselves on Christmas markets and sell self-made goods to collect money for the purpose of their charity.

Music is very important on Christmas markets, too. Usually local groups and bands play traditional German Christmas carols and people will be invited to join in which gives the Christmas market a real romantic touch.

On 6 December Santa Claus will visit the Christmas markets, giving small presents to the children.

Christmas markets are very popular among Munich locals. They meet there with family and friends to get a break from the pre-Christmas stress and to meet once before the end of the year. And when it starts snowing Christmas time will be perfect.

Tollwood im Winter

Tollwood Winter Festival

Since 1988 the Tollwood Festival takes place in Munich and since 1991 even twice a year. In the summer the Tollwood Festival is situated in the Olympic park and in the winter at Theresienwiese. The Tollwood Festival has a great cultural offer and provides a platform for environmental themes.

The festival presents three areas: The “market of ideas” where handcraft and craftwork from all over the world is presented. Organic certification of food is another concept of Tollwood Festival. Therefore most of the food at the festival is organic. A performance platform for music, theater and art is the third part...

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Picture: Great Lighting

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Map: Munich Schwanthalerhöhe
Tollwood Winterfestival
Theresienwiese
80339 München

Christkindlmarkt am Marienplatz

Christmas Market at the Marienplatz

The biggest and oldest Christmas Market in Munich was mentioned in 1310 as Nikolaimarkt (Nicholas´s market) for the first time in a document and belongs therefore to the oldest Christmas fairs in the German language area. In 1806 it was renamed from Nikolaimarkt to Christian´s market. After repeated location changes since 1972 the market has found his regular berth in Marienplatz. In the course of the last years the event surface has considerably been expanded (e.g., cattle market).

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Picture: Christkindlmarkt am Marienplatz

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Map: Munich Altstadt-Lehel
Christkindlmarkt am Marienplatz
Marienplatz 1
80331 München

Mittelaltermarkt im Advent

Medieval Christmas Market

In the eleven years of its existence, the fair has developed into a popular meeting place and is appreciated as one of its kind among Munich´s Christmas Markets.

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Picture: Mittelaltermarkt im Advent

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Map: Munich Maxvorstadt
Münchner Adventsspektakel und Mittelaltermarkt
Wittelsbacher Platz 1
80333 München

Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt

The Schwabing Christmas Market

Von Beginn an war der Markt als Künstlermarkt konzipiert und genehmigt. Die Internationalität der ca. 100 Aussteller und Ausstellerinnen, das hohe Niveau der künstlerischen Arbeiten, sowie die Qualität im Handwerklichen, das Kulturprogramm und die jährlich wechselnde Dekoration machen das unverwechselbare Flair des Marktes aus.

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Picture: Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt

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Map: Munich Schwabing-Freimann
Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt
Münchner Freiheit
80802 München

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