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6 reasons to visit Munich at Christmas

I come from a family of Christmas lovers. As soon as the summer holidays are over we start finding ourselves counting down to Christmas. Gifts start to be stashed away in secret spaces over the houses and plans are laid ready to enjoy the wonderful lead up to the big day.

It’s a time of tradition, a time for spending quality time together with friends and family and a time to immerse yourself in all the delicious food and drink. Going abroad at Christmas-time is a unique experience. So many locations excel at this time of year and it can be an absolute joy to discover another culture at this special time. Here are our top 6 reasons to visit Munich at Christmas.

1. It might snow!

Munich is very, very cold at Christmas. It’s so cold that there is quite a good chance of snow. Make sure you head out early in the morning to see the best of the snow-covered scenery. Don’t forget your camera and make sure you pack lots of warm clothes.

2. The Christmas Markets

The Christmas Market opens at the end of November and runs until Christmas Eve. It is one of the most famous Christmas markets in the world. You will find a whole host of wonderful food and drink to try including freshly baked chestnuts, sweet treats and mulled wine. Bring your money and your gift list as this is a good place to cross off some of your Christmas shopping.

3. Treat yourself to luxury accommodation

There are some amazing hotels in Munich which would make the perfect base for you to explore from. Ensure you get Ebooking as early as possible to secure your perfect holiday accommodation. You can spend a few nights there on a budget or you can go ‘all out’ and choose something really luxurious. The choice is yours! We suggest if you are going around Christmas time that the higher-end hotels are a great way to indulge and get into the christmas spirit, all while keeping warm and cosy too.

4. Visit the Englische Garten

This pretty park is even more attractive when covered with snow. Make this your first stop in the morning to make the most of the scenery and untouched snow. If you are really lucky you may be able to skate on the lake if it has frozen. How romantic!

5. Nymphenburg Palace

Travel just 15 minutes by train to visit this beautiful former home of Bavarian Kings. If you are in luck and the water in front of the Palace is frozen you will find people competing in skating competitions or even Bavarian curling!

6. Visit a Church

St Peter’s Church is the City’s oldest remaining church. The views from the tower are well worth climbing the steps for and this is a fantastic option for a cultural and free activity to do in Munich.


I hope you found this post inspiring? Munich is such a beautiful city at all times of the year and visiting at Christmas makes it even more magical. Take my word for it!

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