Munich Airport’s Christmas and Winter Market Celebrates 20th Anniversary

(Photo: Stephan Goerlich / FMG)

Munich Airport’s Christmas and Winter Market is marking its 20th anniversary. Until December 26, 2018, the world at the Munich Airport Center will once again revolve around handicrafts, toys and traditional Christmas treats, both sweet and savoury, daily from 11am until 9pm. The 44 booths make the market a perfect setting for a winter stroll, shopping for gifts, sampling the treats and taking in the seasonal sights, sounds and aromas. And, sure to be a big hit again this year is the centrepiece of the market: the spacious ice rink. There’s no better place to show off your skating skills or try out Eisstockschiessen – Bavaria’s answer to curling. Rental skates – and curling rocks – are available at rinkside for a nominal rental fee. As always, the food offerings include something for everyone: from regional treats like bratwurst, gingerbread and organic almond cookies, hot punch or mulled wine, to new creations such as hot caipirinha – not to mention such local specialties as barbarenspiess and rahmfleckerl – hard for some visitors to say, perhaps, but easy to eat. Just point!

The airport said the 20th anniversary edition of the market will also uphold the tradition of outstanding entertainment, with a line-up featuring genres from Bavarian-themed pop to rock, gospel, swing, Latin and jazz. Live acts take the stage from Tuesdays to Sundays starting at 6pm. There’s plenty of fun in store for the little ones, too, with things to make and do at the market and in Munich Airport’s Kinderland. For more information on the Christmas and Winter Market, visit: www.munich-airport.de/weihnachtsmarkt