Christmas Market

Munich Airport Christmas Market

Munich Airport’s Christmas and Winter Market is open – so here’s hoping you have a long layover here.

For the 19th consecutive year, the large covered space between the Munich Airport terminals has been transformed into a winter wonderland with more than 40 kiosks in among 450 real Christmas trees and plenty of seasonal treats and local handicrafts.

Better yet, at the center of the market is a free ice-skating rink (with low-cost skate rentals) where visitors can try out Eisstockschiessen, Bavaria’s broom-free version of curling.

Entertainment is offered daily, except Mondays, starting at 6 pm, with a wide range of live musical acts, including jazz, swing, gospel, rock and pop bands and, every Thursday at 6pm, a DJ spins tunes for the skaters on the ice. Each Wednesday starting at 4 p.m. an evening of family-oriented fairytale performances and magic shows is scheduled.

Sound like fun at the airport? Munich Airport’s Christmas and Winter Market is open daily from 11am – pm through December 30.

Winter Market at Munich Airport

Munich Airport Christmas Market

Here’s a great airport amenity: a Winter Market.

Each winter, Munich Airport turns the covered open space between the airport’s two terminals into a festive holiday market.

450 live Christmas trees plus one giant centerpiece tree help set the scene for the winter wonderland, with more than 46 stands selling charming gifts and yummy foods, such as mulled wine, sweet roasted almonds and gingerbread.

Better yet, there’s a large skating rink in the center of the market and another ice surface just for curling.

Santa Claus is scheduled to visit on December 6; on Saturday, December 19, Germany’s top figure skaters will perform on the ice; there’s live music on the weekends and hourly departures for the airport’s popular 50-minute twilight tours of the runways, fire stations, cargo terminal and maintenance hangars.

Sound like fun?

Here’s a link to more information and scheduled activities at Munich Airport’s Winter Market.

Santa visits Munich Airport Christmas Market

Free stopover guide – with coupons – for Munich Airport

Flying to or through Germany’s Munich Airport anytime soon? If so, be sure to download the free new stopover guide, which includes detailed information about all the airport amenities – from the “erotic boutique” and the Airbräu (the world’s first airport brewery) to the outdoor observation deck, the art exhibits, and the spas.

In addition to coupons for on-airport shops and restaurants, including free beer, wine, ice cream, and coffee (with very reasonable minimum purchases), the stopover guides offers discounts and information for tours in town.

Right now the airport is having its huge outdoor Christmas Market, complete with 300 fir trees, more than two dozen market stands, an ice-skating rink, live entertainment and visits from Santa.