Magical Munich Christmas Market

Christmas is a very special time of year to spend with family and friends but have you visited one of the traditional German markets? This year we made the special trip to Munich Christmas market and experience an authentic German Christmas.

Munich Christmas market
The King of Christmas Markets – Christkindlmarkt Marienplatz ©MDHarding

Visit Magical Munich Christmas Market for a Special Christmas Time

Marienplatz Christmas Market

Munich’s oldest and most traditional market is said to date back to the 14th century with its prime position in front of the town hall at Marienplatz since the 1970’s. This year the Munich Christmas market opened on the 27th November and will be run until the 24th December. Monday to Saturday 10am – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 8pm. 

Munich Christmas market
An array of traditional Lebkuchen ©MDHarding


We travelled from Edinburgh with Easyjet on a direct flight taking only two hours to reach Munich. Once at the airport, you can take a taxi, bus or train to Reach Marienplatz. The train station stops directly at Marienplatz and departs at regular intervals. 

Don’t have much time? Take the late flight departing on a Friday and returning Sunday. Enough time to enjoy all the treats and festive delights.

Munich Christmas market
Festive Decorations at Munich Airport ©MDHarding


Every evening at 5.30pm live traditional music is played from the town hall balcony. 

Monday 17 December
English-Speaking Music Ensembles e.V.

Tuesday 18 December
Bläsercorps des Münchner Jägervereins, Olchinger Viergesang, Kantorei Unterhaching

Wednesday 19 December
Harfinistin Christine Horter, Frauen Vokal Ensemble Gilching, Männergesangsverein Concordia München Neuhausen

Thursday 20 December
Musikverein der Stadtwerke München, Kinderchor der Liedertafel Holzkirchen, Liedertafel Holzkirchen

Friday 21 December
Ettinger Bläser, Sailer Dreigesang, Gesangverein Petershausen

Saturday 22 December
Höhenkirchner Saitenmusi, Viergsang Weiss-Blau, Projektchor der Neuapostolischen Kirche München

Sunday 23 December
Ismaninger Blechbläser Ensemble, Pasinger Dreigesang, Männerchor Milbertshofen Riesenfeld

Monday 24 December
Grünwalder Turmbläser

Munich Christmas market
Live Music from the Balcony of the Town Hall ©MDHarding


It’s a great opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping or treat yourself to a traditional gift. There were lots of handmade skilled crafts including textiles, wood and glass bubbles.  

Munich Christmas market
Traditional German Glass works ©MDHarding

Food & Drink

Christmas markets have lots of delights on offer with the traditional Bratwurst sausages, currywurst, sauerkraut and something you might not have of Kartoffelpuffer mit ApfelsosBe (Potato slices with applesauce. Delicious!! Don’t forget the gluhwein to wash it all down. There is both alcoholic and non-available with the option of keeping the cute mug.

Munich Christmas market
Kartoffelpuffer mit ApfelsosBe ©MDHarding


There are lots of accommodation options available in Munich City centre and the surrounding areas. We stayed at the Leto Motel Munchen City Ost, just a few minutes walk away from Trudering Rail Station. It’s very modern with all the necessary requirements, with a bakery around the corner offering delicious fresh baked treats for breakfast. Please do book your accommodation in advance to get the best rates and availability. 

Munich Christmas market
Leto Motel Munchen City Ost ©MDHarding

Did you know there are over six other Christmas markets taking place throughout the city? With a farming village, one located by the fortified walls of the city, a Middle Ages Market, The Christmas market at the Chinese Tower and even a Pink Xmas! Something for all the family to enjoy. 

Visiting Munich for the first time? Have you heard of the Munich card city pass? It offers transportation within the city and discounts to many of the attractions. 

Would you like to take a cruise holiday with a Christmas market theme? Enjoy the fairytale Rhine Valley while filling your Christmas stocking at many of Germany’s Christmas markets. If the cruise isn’t long enough, extend your stay by one of the world’s most magical Christmas Markets.

I hope you enjoyed reading and are inspired to visit magical Munich Christmas market. Happy Holidays x 

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