If you are a person who loves Christmas and the festive months then Munich is somewhere I highly recommend as a place for your list. At Christmas time German
cities are very dedicated when it comes to décor and celebration, and I believe Munich is best of them all. There’s something warming yet historic about this city, which makes you want to delve it and celebrate along with them (more than in the UK). The markets, atmosphere
, endless activities, food and drink
sure will not disappoint. So, keep on reading for the 6 reasons to visit Munich at Christmas
The main reason for visiting Munich at Christmas time is of course, the endless markets squares filled with amazing atmosphere, gifts and fun treats. Marienplatz is one of the main markets in Munich, which holds hundreds of stalls
so you’ll always find something to fall in love with. Around the corner on side streets are yet more markets that fulfil the Christmas spirit
. Stalls and sellers display the most incredible décor, food and entertainment you could possibly imagine. The markets are the place to dedicate your time, as there’s always something new to see and its something you cannot miss!
All around Munich you can find any cuisine you fancy, but most importantly, there are German stalls everywhere filled with sweet treats, pretzels, crepes and sausages – all of which are incredible. I learnt within the first 5 minutes that you will never get hungry!
Gluhwein is German for mulled wine, in case you were wondering. You’ll never find better mulled wine than in Munich I can assure you. Imagine, being wrapped up warm with a mug of hot Gluhwein in hand; it doesn’t get any more warming than that. Like all other stalls, you find multiple in each market you go to. After paying a few euros for a mug full, you can pay a few extra to keep the super adorable mugs, which are great souvenirs.
Along with the endless markets, there are shops located all around the City that are great for Christmas gifts
. For us beauty lovers they have a few stores dedicated, as well as Sephora, where you can find anything you’re looking for. Also, for those not looking for beauty products they have incredible department stores and boutiques where you can find almost anything. All great for gifting and personal shopping needs!
Well, the decoration throughout Munich at Christmas time is outstanding. As you step out from the Metro at Marienplatz you are surrounded with lights, tree, baubles, tinsel and anything you can imagine. The whole of Marienplatz is dedicated to Christmas during the festive months, and you won’t be disappointed. Walking along side streets you’ll find more décor and random markets on the corners.
Overlooking Marienplatz from Cafe Glockenspiel
Walking around is the best transport here, by this I mean never get the bus or taxi if you don’t need to. You get to see so much more by walking and exploring for yourself. One minute your drinking mulled wine in the markets, next your sitting in a cabin bar watching over the ice rinks. This place is full of surprises at every corner at Christmas, there’s something here for everyone.
Do you have any favourite places to visit at Christmas time?
Let me know in the comments.
(C) All photos my own.