Christmas in Munich
Mr. TWS and I are very excited about our German/Austrian trip to kickoff the holiday season. Jetlagged as we were after arriving in Munich the other day, we ventured out into the heart of Altstadt (Old Town) to soak up the Christmas spirit and enjoy great food and drink in this beautiful Bavarian city as a light snow fell. I hope you enjoy the sampling of first day of sightseeing in Munich in these photos selected by Mr. TWS.
This captured what we like about many European cities — the charm of the Old World blended with the bustle of a big city.
When in Munich … I started with bier rather than my preferred Chardonnay.
These skaters didn’t let the cold weather interfere with their fun at the ice rink.
At the Karl’s Gate entrance to the Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market), the crowds make their way toward Marienplatz, the center of the festivities.
I look a bit cold but was warmed by a cup of Glühwein. Mr. TWS captured my excitement getting set to dig into this delicious bratwurst sandwich.
The department store display windows were full of very cute and creative animated displays. People of all ages were smiling as they watched the scenes.
The holiday spirit is alive at Marienplatz!
Stay tuned for the rest of our our trip to kick off the holidays in Germany and Austria.
Beer is what comes to mind when I think of Bavaria 🙂 Looks like you two are on to a great holiday start. Happy Holidays!
Mr. TWS especially enjoyed sampling German beers in Munich. I like the cool glasses they’re always served in!
Don’t you look like the happy camper and fun to see so many shots of you. Happy shopping at the Christmas markets. I remember some Swiss Christmas markets from eons ago and having quite a good time. Just a note – the Rathaus Munich photo isn’t live at least on my computer.
Happy camper, indeed. I think I had a perpetual smile on my face there! 🙂
How fun! Totally jealous but very happy for you that you get to experience the Christmas market in Germany. Love all the shots of you having a wonderful time. We’re heading to Bavaria Germany in June so I’m looking forward to seeing more pictures of this trip. Safe travels!
Thanks, Mary. There are many more pics to come!
What fun it looks like you are having! Beautiful photos – nice seeing you in them as well!
Thanks. I’ve got to get Mr. TWS in more pics, but he’s kind of shy that in that way.
CHRISTMAS MARKETS! OMG. I’m planning on heading to Germany around Christmas 2013 for the sole reason of attending a Christmas market (or ten) and your post here has made me want to go even more!
Also, I want, nay, NEED, that bratwurst sandwich.
Tom, you will LOVE the Christmas markets! I went to my first ones last year in Prague, Berlin and Hamburg. Now I’m addicted.
Aah, gluhwein, I can almost taste it.
Bravo, Mr. TWS you’ve selected some fabulous photos!
Enjoy Bavaria, Cathy. Happy Holidays.
Thanks, Marcia. I’ll pass that along to Mr. TWS. Nothing like gluhwein on a cold night.
Munich is near the very top of my list. MJ and I hope to hit there and Prague in 2013. Maybe even around the holidays!
Prague is wonderful during the holidays. Visited the Christmas markets there last year. Try the Trdelnik pastry!
Well doesn’t that look idyllic. 🙂
Darn close to idyllic!
So pretty! It seems magical to be in Europe at this time of year. We will be in Paris for 3 weeks in January, after the holiday hoopla! Continue to enjoy!
Paris is awesome any time of year!
You look like you’re having a great time. I’ll have a beer, please!
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Munich looks lovely all dressed up for the holidays! Can’t go wrong with beer while in Germany 🙂
I’ll drink to that! Mr. TWS especially had fun sampling the German beers.
I am SO envious of you and Mr. TWS my friend. As you know, it is my dream to visit Bavaria during the holidays and can’t believe you’re really there. Love all of your photos, especially the Neues Rathaus! Wow!! I really must see that one day soon! Wish you and the Mr. a most enchanting and festive time in Bavaria!
Thanks, Jeff. I hope that you make it to Bavaria during the holidays next year! Actually, there’s still time this year if you really try. 🙂
I’ve been in Munich many times, but always on quick overnight stays or business trips with hardly any leisure time, so I’ve never really seen the city. This sounds like the perfect time for a closer look. Looks like you enjoyed yourselves heaps 🙂
Get thee back to Munich, Sophie, when you can really enjoy the city. I loved it!
I absolutely love Austria and Germany – so much to see and do in those countries. We need to go back soon!
I fell in love with Germany on my first visit there a few years ago and love it more each time I visit.
Lovely photos Cathy, you captured the Christmas spirit the German way 😉
Thanks, Angela. I totally love spending Christmas time in Germany.
It aIl Iooks so glittering and exciting, Cathy. Glad to see you enjoying it so much!
Lots of pretty holiday sights in Munich!
Christmas Markets are one of my favorite things about living in Europe! We have yet to go to any in Germany, so I am excited to read all about your holiday trip through the markets there.
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