Munich in the advent season: a visit to the Christkindl markets in the city

One of the most beautiful Christmas markets can be found in the Bavarian capital. Since 1972, the biggest Christmas market of Munich takes place on Marienplatz and it has become a firm highlight of the advent season. Every year from the end of November to December 24, many guests visit the Christmas market in front of the stylish setting of the old city center. A hundred and fifty booths and stalls offer Christmas decorations and many delicatessens. You shouldn’t miss seeing the 25-m Christmas tree displayed every year on Marienplatz in front of the Town Hall. The market on the Marienplatz is open every day. Unfortunately, a lot of tourists don’t know that Munich has more Christkindl markets, each of them worth a visit.

Munich Christmas markets

Arts and crafts as well as jewellery made in the region are on offer on the market at Sendlinger Tor. There is also a daily entertainment program with Christmas carols, Punch & Judy show and other events. The Christmas market at Münchner Residenz is highly recommendable. A Christmas village is set up there with a chapel and a life-size manger, plus a versatile entertainment program. The Christmas market on the Tollwood Winterfestival is another regular attraction. Those who are looking for alternative Christmas markets with international food and arts and crafts will just love it. The Christmas market at the Chinese Tower in the Englischer Garten attracts visitors with its special flair. Christmas presents can be bought there, and children can go on a round on a wooden carousel. The Haidhauser Christmas market on Weißenburger Platz is a true insider tip. Guests can enjoy traditional music and buy wonderfully crafted pieces, or try the many sweet or savoury Christmas treats.