German Christmas Markets

I'm a Christmas Market fanatic! Fortunately, Germany, where I now live has some incredible Christmas markets! There are 17 in Munich alone! Seriously!

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I still haven’t been to all of them, as that requires careful planning since some of them are really small and just a one or two day event. But I do have a rather impressive Christmas market if I do say so myself – 17 in one month! Not bad – albeit my husband feels differently as he doesn’t share my enthusiasm. What I love most about the Christmas markets is that to a large extent they replace, or at least complement the popular beer halls. Friends will meet up for a mug of steam hot Glühwein (mulled wine) at a Christmas market, instead of a beer hall. Almost every group I’m in will have some sort of gathering at a Christmas market and that’s what I love – the spirit of coming together with friends and family! Keep checking back as I’m exploring new Christmas markets every year!

Check out my new book, Bavaria’s Top Castles and Christmas Markets, now available on Kindle:

guide to castles and Christmas markets in Bavaria, Germany

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Laurel Robbins is the founder of Monkeys and Mountains, an adventure travel blog and company that helps people plan their hiking, cycling and wildlife vacations in a sustainable way. Although Canadian, she lives in Germany. You can find her in the mountains on most weekends.