Today is halftime at the Cristkindlmarkt at Munich’s Marienplatz. The city’s largest Christmas market has already been visited by 1.6 million inhabitants and guests. The Advent time in Munich is not very wintery in Munich, but visitors are enjoying Gluhwein and the festive atmosphere in downtown Munich nonetheless. Beer and cold drinks are being sold more than in other years when the weather is colder and snowier.
Most of the guests from abroad have come from Austria, Switzerland and Italy. Trendy Christmas tree decorations of the year are coloured moss green and light blue. The businesses at the market are satisfied with sales and are pointing out that customers are mostly buying good quality classic German Christmas products.
The Christkindlmarkt is Munich’s largest and most traditional of the City’s over 130 Christmas markets. You can dive into German and Bavarian Christmas traditions at any of the markets, but the one at the Marienplatz has no match. The tradition of the market in Munich dates back to the thirteenth century. You can visti the market every day until 2pm on Christmas Eve. Here are some impressions of this year’s Christkindlmarkt.