In the Advent and Yuletide season Munich gleams in a very special splendor. Then both Christmas markets at Marienplatz and Sendlinger Tor lure with colorful attractions and spread an unforgettable atmosphere.
The official Munich Christmas market takes place at Marienplatz. It holds a special position among the Munich Christmas markets, because it is the oldest market of the city. The markets open traditionally around the 1st Advent. The market in Marienplatz lures with special attractions. The Kripperlmarkt is a tradition of the Munich Christmas market. Here visitors can find everything what they need for a cradle. The musical events also bring a unique Christmas atmosphere. Bavarian songs are popular. Here Advent music sounds directly from the city hall balcony. Small visitors of course didn’t get a raw deal. The sky workshop is an attraction for children between six and twelve years old. Here children can bake biscuits, play and do handicraft. In addition, the Christmas market offers a whole series of special events. Nicholaus comes for visit and in the postal office “Christmas present” one can send Christmas greetings. There are art-historical and culinary excursions. The discoverer game brings a nice change for families during the stressful Christmas period. The Christmas market is also a commodity market with Christmas tree decorations, woolens and art handicraft. Munich places big emphasis on the fact that the market is, primarily, a place for meetings. Here people romp about from all over the world to enjoy the Christmas period.
The second Munich Christmas Market at Sendlinger Tor is smaller and more tranquil. It also opens its gates on time by the 1st Advent. Every year about forty exhibitors come there and offer in festively decorated booths their goods. The market invites to strolls and many people look here for unusual Christmas presents. One quickly discovers what he is looking for, because goods offered there come from all over the world. In spite of many kiosks and visitors it is quieter at Sendlinger Tor. Here with mulled wine and waffles one can spend contemplative hours.