Get swept up in the festive atmosphere of the Christmas markets in Munich, Germany, on this family-friendly tour. Your guide will explain the history and displays at various Christmas markets around Munich's Old Town including Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz, the Christmas village at the Munich Residenz and the Medieval Market near Odeonsplatz. Admire beautiful Nativity scenes, shop for hand-crafted gifts, and savor hot mulled wine (Glühwein) as you discover the best of the more than 20 Christmas markets in Munich.
Meet your guide at Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) in early afternoon to begin your 2-hour exploration of several Christmas markets near Munich's Old Town. Your knowledgeable guide will share the history of Christmas markets in Munich -- which dates back 600 years -- and explain the displays at the markets and various German Christmas traditions. Inhale the scent of roasted nuts and hot spiced wine and hum along to Christmas music as you stroll among market stalls bedecked with fairy lights. Witness the spectacle of Christkindlmarkt, the main city market that fills Marienplatz, and see the impressive Christmas crib market. Visit the smaller Sendliger Tor market, wander the Christmas village in the courtyard of the Munich Residenz, and admire the Nativity scene at Old Town Hall. You'll also go to the Medieval Market near Odeonsplatz with its handmade stalls and stall-holders dressed in period costume.Savor your complimentary Lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like cake that's a local seasonal treat. Throughout your Munich Christmas market tour, you'll have the opportunity to purchase hand-crafted gifts and hot mulled wine (Glühwein). Your tour of Munich's captivating Christmas markets ends at the Medieval Market, so it's easy to continue shopping on your own!