The 4 most beautiful Christmas markets in Bavaria


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Everyone knows the Christmas market around the corner. But our favorites in Bavaria are also worth a longer trip. Here you will find the best tips for beautiful Christmas markets in Bavaria.

The Advent season and thus also the season of the Christmas markets and Christmas markets in Bavaria begin with a magical scent of roasted almonds and mulled wine over all villages. The selection of Christmas markets is huge. Each of them has its own atmosphere and has something special to offer – it’s easy to get lost.

We have selected for you the 4 most beautiful and most famous Christmas markets in Bavaria, which thousands of guests from home and abroad prefer to visit.

Below are 4 of the most beautiful Chrismas markets in Bavaria with tips and information to help you quickly find the way to “your” Christmas market.

1. Munich: Christmas market

Christmas markets in Bavaria

There are no Christmas markets in Bavaria. Here they are called the Christkindlmarkt and in Munich you will find one of the largest and oldest Christmas markets . With its traditional Bavarian character , it always enchants tourists and locals alike. On around 20,000 square meters on and around Marienplatz you will find old German Christmas decorations and goods from Third World trade, of course, as well as plenty of food stalls with almonds, stollen, sausages and mulled wine.

What makes the Munich Christkindlmarkt one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany? The Christmas tree in front of the new town hall. This is decorated with 2,500 candles and will surely enchant you immediately.

Opening times : November 27th – December 24th, 2019

Address : Marienplatz 1, 80331 Munich


2. Nuremberg: Christmas market

Christmas markets in Bavaria

The famous Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg is known on everyone’s lips. In the middle of the old town, it puts you in a particularly festive atmosphere . The city became famous, among other things, for the Nuremberg sausages, which have been a tradition for over 700 years and can also be found on the Christkindlesmarkt. But of course there are also gingerbread, almonds and many other Christmas delicacies. Not to forget: the mulled wine that goes with the Christmas market.

The highlight of one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Germany is the visit of the Christ Child . Every Tuesday to Friday at 3 p.m. you can take a photo with the Christ Child and also hand in your wish list.

Opening times : November 29th – December 24th, 2018

Address : Hauptmarkt, 90403 Nuremberg

3. Rosenheim: Christmas market on the Fraueninsel

Christmas markets in Bavaria

A very special and definitely one of the most beautiful Christmas markets is the Christkindlmarkt on Fraueninsel in the Chiemsee . You can only reach the romantic winter fairy tale by boat , which is a unique experience. A very special atmosphere awaits you on the island. In the around 90 stalls you will find the finest handicrafts, gift inspiration and of course all kinds of delicacies.

The Inselchristkindlmarkt is only open on the first two weekends in Advent . So you should definitely plan your visit.

Opening times : On the first two weekends in Advent

Address : Fraueninsel, 83256 Chiemsee

4. Rothenburg: Reiterlesmarkt

Christmas markets in Bavaria

Also this year the medieval Rothenburg is transformed into a winter fairy tale . The Christmas market can look back on 500 years of tradition and actually not much has changed since then. The motto here is “More Christmas than a market” . The winding streets and the old houses around the town hall give this Christmas market a particularly romantic charm.

What should you definitely not miss ? A visit to the “Rotheburger Reiterle”.  There are also many other performances that will make your visit to Rothenburg at Christmas special.

Opening times : November 29th – December 23rd, 2019

Address : Between the market square and the church square

Corona has been a challenge and we are all looking forward t better times. 2020 was a year to think and rethink. You will soon get to travel to a much more quieter Bavaria but the Christmas markets in Bavaria will still be there, albeit a bit calmer than yester years. Enjoy your trip around Bavaria in 2021!

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