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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
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.

Highlights

  • Guided tour of Munich's authentic and historic Christmas Markets
  • Shop for unique handicrafts and regional delicacies at several Christmas markets around Munich's Old Town
  • Learn about German Christmas traditions and the history of Munich's Christmas markets from your informative guide
  • Sample Lebkuchen, a traditional gingerbread-like cake that's a local holiday favorite

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What You Can Expect

Munich Christmas Markets Tour

Sample the sweet Lebkuchen treats

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!

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

LOTS of walking but it was great. This is the way to see the markets...after so many they all look the same, but you learn this while visiting the 5 markets and then can return on your own to actually shop at the ones you enjoyed. Would recommend as a great value.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

great tour thanks to Adam.... well organized...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

What a wonderful tour. Adam is a wonderful, delightful guide. Personality plus! He filled the afternoon with historical facts and a wonderful sense of humor! Definitely recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

The guide was excellent despite the poor weather. He kept us interested for the whole tour and was good at answering questions and talking to each tour member individually.
Well done and thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Lots of people little hard to see things need to go back explore self

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Kathleen really gave us a great overview of the markets and it was a huge help in getting us oriented to the city. We recommend you take this tour the first day or two of your visit! Really helpful and Kathleen was great!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This tour with guide Adam was very enjoyable. He was knowledgeable and passionate about the culture and history of the markets. As we walked through the city and to the different markets, he gave us the information in such a way that we could hear, see, smell and participate in what he was telling us. Even after the tour at other markets, I could see and notice all the similarities and differences that I would not have known and appreciated without this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Outstanding! I learned quite a bit on this interesting tour. Yolanda was a fun, excellent guide. Gave us a tour of the Christmas Markets as well as some famous landmarks in the area. Good times!

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