Munich's Christmas Market - Overview:
Munich's Christmas market, called "Christkindl Markt", is celebrated at Marienplatz, in the heart of the Old Town and is the highlight of Munich's holiday season.
The first Munich Christmas market was held in 1642, and back then, it was famous for gingerbread, manger figurines, and chimney sweeps made out of plums and almonds.
Today, Munich's Christmas market features more than 160 traditionally decorated booths, and the fair is a great place to buy Bavarian wood carvings, traditional toys, and glass crystals.
Munich's Christmas market is part of our list Germany's Best Christmas Markets.
Listen to free traditional Christmas concerts that are held every day at 5.30 p.m. on the balcony of Munich's Town Hall.
Inside the Town Hall, a "Heavenly Workshop" for kids between 6 and 12 is organized, offering arts and crafts and cookie baking for little Christmas market visitors (daily, 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.).
Just a short walk away from the Munich Christmas Market, you'll find the historical "Kripperl Market", where you can admire traditional wooden cribs and nativity scenes.
Marienplatz, 80331 Munich
Metro station (U3 and U6): Marienplatz