With the crisp temperature and the smell of mulled wine in the air, it definitely puts you in a festive mood.When it’s dark, the city looks like a cut out from a traditional christmas card. I spent my first day in Munich yesterday and I was blown away by how beautiful this city really is. Germans, and tourists!
Love the christmas markets. And the Munich christmas markets are known for their festive spirit, their boozy Mulled wine and the great christmassy trinkets you can find at every stall. The Market opens from the 25th of November till the the 24th of December and I would defiantly recommend anyone to come here for the holiday season.
In Marienplatz: this one is a “must” if you are new to the city or just visiting Munich. The Christmas tree is beautiful at night. However it is always so crowed and it is so tourist-oriented that if I were you, I would also try to visit one other more local market to compare and get the full feeling of the German Christmas market tradition.
Middle Age market in Wittelsbacher Plazt (1 minute from Odeonplatz): this one is fun and different.
Sendlinger Tor: in my opinion this one is similar to the one in Marienplatz very tourist-oriented.
Chinesischer Turm: located in the middle of the beautiful Englischer Garten;
the small market inside the Residenz Hof (Patio) is worth a visit.
the “Kripperlmarkt”: the place to buy all kind of stuff for the crib, located around the fountain of Richard-Strauss in Neuhauser street.
Next to the Marienplatz metro station entrance, theres a Christmas mar
ket stall called “Wurst” and they make THE BEST sausages. Try it and thank me later.