Munich Christkindl Christmas Market

Munich Christkindl Christmas Market

Nov 27, 2023Dec 24, 2023
Marienplatz, 80331
Free admission

It isn’t Christmas in Germany without a visit to a magical Christmas market, and you’d be hard-pressed to find one more beautiful and welcoming than the traditional Christkindl Christmas market in Munich

Spanning more than 20.000 square metres, the wooden stalls and booths of the Munich Christmas market cover the Marienplatz to the tower of the old town hall, along the Kaufingerstraße and Neuhauserstraße to the Sternenplatzl at Rindermarkt, turning the city centre into a winter wonderland.

Christmas spirit in the hustle and bustle of Munich

With a history stretching back to the 14th century, the Christmas market in Munich is known to retain its traditional Bavarian character, with over 160 lovely wooden stalls featuring a variety of handmade items, such as Christmas baubles and decorations, sheepskin jackets and paper pictures.

If visitors seek something to fill their bellies, then they can feast on classic festive treats, like fresh chestnuts, baked apples and fruit cake. During the evenings you can listen to Advent music while sipping on a mug of berry mulled wine or German beer, to really get into the Christmas mood. 

A Christmas market with Bavarian spirit

One of the biggest attractions of Munich’s Christmas market is the magnificent Christmas tree in front of the new town hall, which is covered in over 2.500 lights. Over in Neuhauser Strasse, a few steps away from Marienplatz square, you can also find Germany’s largest authentic manger market, complete with lanterns for the mangers and fodder for the ox and donkeys.

And if you want to learn more about the history behind the Munich Christmas market, then why not attend a free cultural tour of the Christmas market? Lead by certified guides from the city, these tours explore the ins and outs of the Christmas market!

Christmas Market Munich

Visiting the Christmas market in Munich 

Be sure to dress warmly in layers before heading out to the Christmas market, as the weather in Germany can be fickle! As there is no parking available by Marienplatz, we do recommend travelling by public transport, or even foot!

For all the details on Munich’s Christmas market, visit the official Munich tourism website