The Munich Christmas Market is not only the oldest and largest in the city, but in all of Europe! It’s also one of the prettiest Christmas markets with the town hall at Marienplatz making for an impressive backdrop!

Cafe Katzentempel (Cat Temple) is one of my favorite places in Munich. I always leave in a better mood than when I entered. It’s my go-to get-away place.

Tollwood Winter Festival is one of my highlights in December in Munich. I find this festival/Christmas market much more interesting than the more popular Oktoberfest.

The Oktoberfest Parade in Munich is a perfect warmup for the Oktoberfest festivities with more than 7000 participants, colorful costumes and live music. Don’t forget your dirndl or lederhosen!