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Christmas Markets Opening Date?

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Christmas Markets Opening Date?

There is some conflicting information on when the Christmas Markets open in Munich. So far I've seen;

"most start in the last week of November":

":markets open on the first day of Advent (11/27/11)"

"November 24th"

My dates to visit Munich are locked in at 11/27-29. Does each Market open on their own schedule or is there a set date for all to open?


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1. Re: Christmas Markets Opening Date?

Rule of thumb: Those that stay open the entire Advent season (i.e. all larger city markets) open during the week before the first Advent Sunday. In other words, count back from Christmas Day, the four Sundays prior. This rule applies every year. This year the first Advent Sunday is on the earliest possible date, Nov 27.

There is no general opening date, each market has its own schedule. But as you are arriving on the first Advent Sunday you can be sure to find them all open.

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2. Re: Christmas Markets Opening Date?

The Main christmas market located on Marienplatz, outside Munich's Rathaus opens on 25th November. - muenchen.de/media/lhm/_en/rubriken/Rathaus/t…

Tollwood Winterfestival opens on 23rd November - http://www.tollwood.de/

muenchen.de/int/…Christmas_Markets.html has lists of dates/venues and links to most of the other christmas markets around Munich.


So you shouldn't have any problems finding a Weihnachtsmarkt or 2 to visit during your stay. Hope you have a good time!

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3. Re: Christmas Markets Opening Date?

Usually open on the weekend that has the first Advent Sunday.

Friday or Saturday. Some open earlier.

Enjoy, we'llbe there too.


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4. Re: Christmas Markets Opening Date?

Thank you BlandineForberg, MontanaFrank and ClaireJerry Looks

Great information! Looks like we'll be able to see two at a minimum.

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