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Munich in winter

Are you planning a trip to Munich in winter? We'll tell you which winter activities in Munich are worthwhile and what you absolutely have to see. We'll also give you a few tips on what to look out for when visiting Munich in winter. 

 

Our top recommendations on what to do in Munich in the winter

Discover Munich in winter with a variety of activities. With our hop on hop off tour by bus, you can get a great overview of Munich without freezing. From festive Christmas markets and idyllic ice skating rinks to relaxing visits to the thermal baths, the Bavarian capital offers unforgettable experiences. Discover our top 8 best winter activities in Munich now! 

1. Visit the Munich Christmas markets  

Munich delights visitors with its enchanting markets before Christmas. The Christmas market on Marienplatz in particular is a must-see. At the festively decorated stalls, you can buy handmade gifts, delicious treats and traditional Bavarian specialties. The impressive light display and the Munich nativity scene create a magical atmosphere. From November 27 to December 24, the market opens its doors daily from 10 am to 9 pm and invites you to enjoy the festive atmosphere. This traditional Christmas market is not only a must for gifts and culinary delights, but also for the unique festive atmosphere that makes the Bavarian capital so special in the run-up to Christmas. Opt for our hop-on hop-off tour, so you can easily combine sightseeing with Christmas market shopping, as we make a stop at Marienplatz!  

2. Visit the Tollwood Winter Festival 

The Tollwood Winter Festival in Munich on the Theresienwiese is an absolute highlight. The event offers a wide range of cultural highlights, from impressive concerts to inspiring art exhibitions. Sustainable products and handmade works of art can be found at the alternative winter market. The theme tents offer informative discussions on current social challenges. The gastronomic variety ranges from regional delicacies to international specialties. The festival creates a unique atmosphere that celebrates the spirit of community and cultural diversity. A visit is worthwhile not only for people interested in culture, but also for those looking for a unique experience that goes beyond the usual Christmas markets. Open daily from November 23rd to December 31st, it offers an alternative festive experience not to be missed. 

3. Curling event at Nockherberg  

Curling at Nockherberg is one of Munich's top winter activities, where fun is guaranteed. You can test your skills outside. The crunching of the ice, the rhythmic clacking of the curling sticks and the fresh winter air create a unique atmosphere. This game not only promotes your team spirit, but also offers a welcome change in the winter season. Whether with friends, family or your partner - this winter activity has something for everyone! All the equipment is available on site: curling stones and, of course, the curling rink. However, you should bring your own weatherproof clothing and sturdy shoes. If you get thirsty in between or want to warm up with a hot drink, you'll find that on site too!  

4. Ice skating on the Nymphenburg Canal 

Ice skating on the Nymphenburg Canal is one of our favorite winter activities in Munich. We also stop at Nymphenburg Palace on our hop on hop off tour. So if you're a fan of ice skating, you'll get your money's worth here! The picturesque backdrop and smooth ice surface offer an idyllic experience for young and old. Visitors usually have to bring their own skates, as there are no rental facilities on the canal. The use of the Nymphenburg Canal for ice skating is usually free of charge - a cheap and enchanting winter activity in the cold season. Gliding under the majestic trees and along the historic buildings gives skating on the Nymphenburg Canal a unique charm. Create unforgettable moments in Munich's winter. 

5. Snow walk in the English Garden 

Munich in the snow promises a fairytale atmosphere. A snow walk in Munich's English Garden is therefore a great idea in winter in Munich. With our hop on hop off tour you can combine sightseeing and a relaxing snow walk in the English Garden. The snow-covered avenues and the tranquil splendor of the garden create an idyllic backdrop, allowing you to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a moment. The English Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland that invites you to relax. Leisurely walks along the frozen lake or through snow-covered forests offer picturesque views. The sight of snow-covered trees and historic buildings will amaze young and old alike. Need some time out? Then this winter activity is definitely for you! 

6. Toboggan run in the Olympic Park 

Tobogganing in the Olympic Park is a great winter activity, especially for a trip to Munich with children in winter or in a group with friends. The gentle slopes and wintry panorama create ideal conditions for fun in the snow. An unforgettable experience in winter in Munich, because in other seasons the Olympic Park delights with a wide variety of events and concerts. There's always something going on here, whatever the season! Alternatively, you'll find BMW World and the BMW Museum right there, which are great places to explore. Whether it's tobogganing or BMW World, our hop on hop off tour will take you to your favorite activity in comfort.

7. Visit Therme Erding - fun for young and old   

Therme Erding offers a diverse oasis of relaxation and recreation for young and old. With numerous thermal pools, saunas and wellness facilities, there is something for everyone. Children can let off steam on the slides and in the fun area, while adults can enjoy the various sauna worlds. Therme Erding also offers a wide range of gastronomic options, from healthy snacks to exquisite meals. A visit to Therme Erding is not only a welcome wellness break in winter, but also an eventful day for the whole family that harmoniously combines relaxation and fun. 

8. One-day bus tour to Neuschwanstein Castle  

If our Munich winter activities are not enough for you, then a day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle in fairytale winter splendor is well worthwhile. The excursion offers a breathtaking backdrop of snow-covered mountains and historic architecture - an unforgettable winter experience for visitors of all ages.  

 

Is Munich worth a visit in winter? 

A visit to Munich in winter is worthwhile in many ways. The Bavarian capital shows its most magical side at this time of year, when snow-covered streets and festively decorated squares create an inviting atmosphere. The famous Christmas markets, above all the Christkindlmarkt on Marienplatz, put the city in a festive mood. 

The city's enchanted winter parks and gardens offer picturesque backdrops for romantic strolls. 

In addition, the cozy Bavarian inns entice visitors with hearty meals and warm hospitality. Here you can indulge in traditional delicacies in a rustic ambience and enjoy the winter atmosphere in convivial company. 

All in all, Munich in winter is a city that impresses with its unique mix of festive flair, cultural highlights and culinary delights. Whether alone, with family or friends - a visit to Munich during the cold season promises unforgettable moments and makes your stay a worthwhile experience.  

Are you now absolutely convinced and planning your trip to Munich in winter? Then opt for our hop on hop off tour by bus so that you can explore Munich and all its winter activities flexibly and in the way that suits you best.

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