Munich Christmas Markets

Munich Christmas Markets

It may be September, but it’s not too early to think about spending the holidays in Germany instead of Fresno. Visitors flock to Germany during the holiday season every year to shop for traditional gifts at the Munich Christmas Markets.

German holiday decorationsMunich hosts myriad Christmas markets – as many as 20, to appeal to every segment of society, including a medieval market, a gay market, and an indie craft fair – but the heart of the party is the traditional Christkindlmarkt that spreads across the old stones of Marienplatz, the central square. So, for those who are in for some cookies, wurst, and wine, here’s everything you need to know about getting a taste of Munich at Christmas:

Getting There

Delta Air Lines, Lufthansa, American Airlines, KLM, Air France, British Airways, and Air Berlin offer connecting service to Nuremberg and Munich from five North American gateways. Your travel advisor can arrange train tickets on Rail Europe from Nuremberg to Munich; the ride takes under 90 minutes.


The Charles Hotel by Rocco Forte boasts a bucolic location with 24 suites that range in size from 721 square feet to the entire eighth floor, and its 132 generously sized rooms include spacious bathrooms accented with Nymphenburg porcelain tiles.

An elegant retreat nestled among Maximilianstrasse’s haute boutiques, the 297-room Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski is within easy walking distance of the city’s major Christmas markets. The lobby Champagne bar offers some of the best people-watching in town.

Mandarin Oriental, Munich sits on a quiet side street, just steps away from the city’s buzz, including the Christmas markets. Each of its 73 rooms comes with a view – a city panorama or the historic Hofbräuhaus beer garden – and a few suites boast outdoor terraces. The lobby’s elegant marble staircase leads to the Michelin-starred Restaurant Mark’s


River Cruises

A holiday cruise on Europe’s Danube, Main, Moselle, or Rhine rivers is an easy way to call on Germany’s Christmas markets. AmaWaterways offers multiple sailings.

Amawaterways CruiseBest of all, when you book your Germany vacation with Elite Global Journeys of Fresno, you get exclusive experiences and amenities not available with any other Central California travel agency. Contact us at 559-431-7440 for more information on holiday travel opportunities in Germany and throughout Europe.

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