Munich: Part 3

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I’ve let this post hang over me for far too long. It was probably a mistake to wait so long to write about a Christmas topic, as I assume most of you are still getting over the post-holiday hangover.  I’ll make it short and sweet.  I promise.

So, without further ado, I give you: Munich Christmas Markets!!!

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Christmas Markets are a popular tradition in European cities and towns.  Germany has a particularly strong tradition for these markets, with Munich being perhaps being the king of them all.  Throughout the city, small stands are set up creating a sort of magical Christmas village feeling in the shadows of the cities greatest monuments.

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Christmas ornaments, candles, nativity scenes, and other assorted holiday goods are for sale.  To keep up one’s strength while visiting these booths, I strongly suggest visiting one of many food stands that dot the market.

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Fresh grilled sausages, holiday Glühwein, and an assortment of other German holiday snacks are all for sale at the market.  I have to say that our visit to the München Christkindlmarkt is without a doubt them most Christmasy experience that I’ve ever had.

Check out some of what we found at the München Christkindlmarkt:

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Next time:  Belgian Beer Bash!

As always, prints of many of my travel photographs can be found here:

Patrick Mogridge Photography

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