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Winter Holiday in Munich, Germany

Night falls on the Viktualienmarkt, an open-air collection of food stalls near Munich’s central Marienplatz.

Photo: Christian Kerber

Seasonal markets, glittering lights, mulled wine, and roast goose: T+L finds unexpected pleasures in the land of lederhosen. Read the article

Destinations: Munich + Bavaria · Munich

Inspired by: Christmas in Munich, Germany — by Guy Trebay, Published Nov. 2009

Hotels (3)

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    Sofitel Munich Bayerpost

    Just a three-minute walk from the central train station, the Sofitel Munich Bayerpost hotel is housed in a 19th-century building that previously se

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    Bayerischer Hof

    Family-owned hotel with a vaulted restaurant that serves Bavarian fare (sausage and strudel) and, on Sundays, a popular brunch. 

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    Mandarin Oriental, Munich

    The 2007 renovated hotel occupies an 1870's building and has a delightful heated rooftop pool and patio. The hotel's Michelin-starred Restaurant Ma

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Restaurants (5)

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    Zum Alten Markt

    Reservations are essential at this tiny spot, which serves classics like suckling pig.

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    Spatenhaus an der Oper

    This famous beer hall is housed in a 14th-century building directly across from the National Theatre Munich. The restaurant is divided into two lev

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    Café at the Museum Villa Stuck

    Surprisingly good soups and sandwiches, prepared by lauded restaurant Zimmes & Zores.

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    Buffet Kull

    Despite its name, this fine-dining restaurant is not actually a buffet in the traditional sense of the word. However, the small bistro does serve a

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    Schumann's

    This upscale hipster locale is known for its glamorous bar scene. The venue also serves delicious Continental home cooking.

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Activities (6)

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    Glyptothek

    Glyptothek, a Neoclassical temple built in the 19th century houses a collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. The best known of these is the Barb

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    Church of St. Johann Nepomuk

    Also known as Asamkirche, the church at Christmas is a Baroque jewel redolent of pine boughs and frankincense. Little about the façade of the Asamk

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    Bavarian National Museum

    Tucked in the cavernous basement of the Bavarian National Museum are scores of crèches amassed by a local collector.

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    Johanna Daimer

    One-of-a-kind shop with art and furnishings made of 100 percent wool felt.

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    Hemmerle

    Internationally renowned jeweler that also makes objects in iron and rock crystal.

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    Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe-Verein Store & Gallery

    Housed in two adjoining buildings in the Allstadt district, this contemporary art gallery is one of the largest in Germany. Originally established

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