It’s finally advent seson in Munich! Which also means Christmas market time. It’s hard to choose your favorite one in a town which seems to host a 100 of them. Actually, there seems to open a new one every year on an empty spot. Some of them are only good enough to stop for a fast Glühwein (mulled wine) on the way back from work. But there are also real highlights – for example the Christmas Village in the Kaiserhof of the Residenz.
Greeter Sylvia already did stop there for an Eierpunsch (egg nog):
Set against an unique backdrop, the booths (lovely decorated alpine huts) of the Christmas market resemble a village in the mountains.
A free music program is offered daily at 3:30pm and the young visitors will love the fairy tale village with talking figures. Unfortunately, with time passing by the fairy tales got lost a bit – this year, it’s more a Santa village.
But already the talking elk’s head at the entrance makes a visit worthwhile even for the grown-ups. Right next to it my favourite booth can be found. It’s egg nog is the best to bring you into the right mood.
For the more courageous visitors, the Glühbier (hot beer, instead of the usual mulled wine or punch) might be a good option. Or the FLÖFF – a hot dark beer-based beverage basis with side tastes of caramel, baked apples and cinammon.
An interested drink, but you should be careful to be prepared. With all the food booths around offering Christmas specialities, this should not be a problem.
Afterwards it is only a short walk to the classic Christmas Market at Marienplatz or the Middle Age Market at Wittelsbacherplatz where you have further chances to buy Christmas presents and decoration. Luckily, advent season lasts for four weeks…