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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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