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Soak up the holiday spirit with a 2-hour tour of the Munich Christmas markets. With more than 20 holiday markets across the city, follow a guide through Munich's Old Town to explore the city's festive offerings, including Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz. Shop for handmade Bavarian gifts, sip on glühwein (mulled wine), and try lebkuchen, the gingerbread cookie that has been a local Christmas staple since the 14th century.

Highlights

  • 2-hour guided tour of Munich's Christmas markets
  • Shop for handicrafts and regional delicacies at several Christmas markets around Munich's Old Town
  • Learn about German Christmas traditions and the history of the markets from your 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

Your 2-hour tour begins at Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), where you’ll meet your guide in mid-afternoon and head out into the ornamented streets of Munich's Old Town. Make sure to bundle up until your first cup of glühwein or cider.

Take in the scent of spice cake as you make your way to Christkindlmarkt in Marienplatz, Munich’s oldest Christmas market. Browse the stalls filled with toys, gifts, and homemade delicacies available for purchase.

Continue to the Sendliger Tor market, followed by the Christmas village in Munich Residenz. Your final stop will be the Medieval Market near Odeonsplatz, where you’ll discover an ode to the Bavarian Christmas markets of the Middle Ages. See performances, medieval buskers, colorful costumes, and handicrafts for sale. 

Along the way, learn about the history of Munich’s centuries-old markets and Christmas traditions from your guide. You'll also be treated to a lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like cookie that has been a Christmas staple since the 14th century.

Your tour ends at the Medieval Market, where you can continue exploring on your own.

Itinerary

Customer Reviews

Laniaae

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

It's what all the great review wrote. It was a nice walk through the city touring the Christmas Market. Great job Fuko sorry if I spelled it wrong our tour guide.

Patrick R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great sampling of the different markets in the city.

Antonella C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Loved it! besides getting an insight of the Christmas Markets we were also given information about other places of importance around Munich. Got to see a number of Markets around the city, one of which we would have never discovered on our own. Well worth the money!

Ray United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was my third trip to Munich. I had never visited the Christmas Markets before. This tour was excellent, my tour guide was Anushka, and she was fantastic. She was very knowledgeable about the area and she was lively and very entertaining. The two hour tour went quickly but there was plenty of time to sightsee and experience what Munich had to offer. I would recommend this tour to everyone. Thank you Anushka for being pleasant, personable and very helpful.

Linda D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We took this christmas markets tour on our first full day in Munich so it helped us to get a sense of the lay our of the city. The tour guide took us to a variety of the many Christmas markets and described distinctions of each. Our guide was knowledgeable of the markets, as well as of Munich, and showed us historical buildings along the way I would recommend this tour.

William A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great way to see all of the Christkindl markets downtown. Highly recommend!!!

Dan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very nice tour including some lesser known markets.

Mark D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

lucysasha

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This tour was amazing!

tger68

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.

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