Traditional Christmas markets have their origin in Germany. These open-air street markets only open for a couple of days emerged in the middle age and offered townspeople a chance to stock up on groceries and supplies to get them through the cold wintertime. Nowadays the magic of Christmas and Advent markets has spread to many countries!
Christmas markets in Bavaria are a lot of more than only drinking mulled wine and eating hot and tasty bratwurst in the snow! Do you love to stroll through the Advent market when it snows, looking at the stalls, displays and regional handicrafts? And do you remember the delicious smell of regional bacon, hot tarte, roasted almonds and bratwurst in the air?
The most famous Advent markets are located in cities like Nuremberg, Regensburg (Castle Thurn & Taxis), Passau, Augsburg, Landshut, Lindau (Harbour) Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Reiterlesmarkt), Bayreuth and Coburg. But in particular the smaller towns and villages around Munich offer the most beautiful and picturesque christmas markets in Bavaria with a distinctive charm! In Upper Bavaria visitors can enjoy a lot of Christmas markets such in
- Munich Christmas market with Nativity market (Marienplatz, New Town Hall)
- Munich Residence
- Feuerzangen-Bowle at Isartor
- Medieval Christmas Fair at Wittelsbacherplatz
- Rottach-Egern and Tegernsee
- Andechs Monastery Advent Market
- Fraueninsel / Lake Chiemsee
- St. Mang Monastery in Füssen
During our guided Christmas tour we’ll show you the best Advent locations with a romantic and holy flair. Do you want to stay in town or do you prefer an excursion to the lakeside, to the mountains, to a princely castle or to a monastery – every market has its own magic!
Photo Christmas Market (c) Chris Spencer-Payne