This year’s Christkindlmarkt at the Marienplatz in Munich ended on Christmas Eve. One of Germany’s most traditional Christmas Markets attracted an estimated 3.1 million visitors from November 27 until December 24, according to the organisers from the Department of Labor and Economic Development of the Bavarian capital. The numbers are considered normal and expected, especialy so after the Paris terrorist attacks and the weather without snow and cold. In 2014, the official number of visitors was 3.2 million. Despite the slightly lower number of visitors, revenues remained broadly stable compared to last year.
Munich’s Mayor Dieter Schmid said: "Despite the spring-like temperatures locals and international guests have come back to the Christkindlmarkt in huge numbers."
Visitors to the Christmas market in downtown Munich were mostly locals but many came from Italy, Austria, Switzerland and France. During the last few days of the market there were also significant numbers of visitors from the USA, Asia and Spain.