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November 2004

Christmas Markets

The Oktoberfest crowds are long gone—but now the next bunch of tourists are on their way, for the annual Christmas market season. Why not avoid the crush on Marienplatz (the Christmas market here runs from November 26 to December 24 and is open Mon. to Fri. from 10 am to 8:30 pm, Sat. from 9 am to 8:30 pm and Sun. from 10 am to 7:30 pm) and try one of the many alternatives, both in and outside Munich?
Here’s a selection:

Christkindlmarkt am Hohenzollern Platz November 29–December 22 Open daily 10:30 am–8:30 pm

Weihnachtsmarkt am Sendlinger Tor November 29–December 23 Open daily 10:30 am–8:30 pm

Haidhausner Weihnachtsmarkt, Weissenburger Platz November 28–December 24 Open daily 11 am–8:30 pm, except on December 24: 10 am–2 pm

Neuhauser Weihnachtsmarkt, Rotkreuzplatz November 29–December 23 Open Sun.–Fri. 11 am–8 pm, Sat. 10 am–8 pm

Ramersdorfer Weihnachtsmarkt, Aribonenstrasse 6–12 November 29–December 23 Open Mon.–Fri. 3 pm–7:30 pm, Sat. and Sun. 12 pm–8 pm

Weihnachtsmarkt Schwabing, Münchner Freiheit November 30–December 24 Open Mon.–Fri. 12 pm–8:30 pm, Sat. and Sun. 11 am–8:30 pm, December 24: 11 am–2 pm

Weihnachstmarkt am Chinesischen Turm, November 30–December 23 Open Mon.–Fri. 12 pm–8 pm, Sat. and Sun. 11 am–8 pm

Pasinger Christkindlmarkt November 30–December 22 Open Sat. and Sun. only, 1 pm–7:30 pm

Blutenburger Weihnachtsmarkt with nativity exhibition, Blutenburg Palace December 6–8 Open Fri. 4 pm–7.30 pm, Sat. and Sun. 11 am–7:30 pm

Truderinger Christkindlmarkt, in the school at Feldbergstrasse 85 November 30 and December 1 Open 10 am–6 pm

Feldmochinger Christkindlmarkt, December 6–8 Open Fri. 3 pm–7 pm, Sat. 1 pm–7 pm, Sun 11 am–6 pm

Outside Munich:
Christkindlmarkt auf der Fraueninsel, Chiemsee December 4 and 5 Open 1 pm–6 pm

Salzburger Christkindlmarkt, various locations November 18–December 24 Open Mon.–Fri. 10 am–8:30 pm, Sat. and Sun. 9 am–9 pm

Augsburger Christkindlmarkt, November 25–December 24 Open Mon.–Sat. 9:30 am–8 pm, Sun. 10 am–8 pm, December 24: until 2 pm

Nürnberger Christkindlmarkt November 26–December 24 Open Mon.–Wed. 9 am–8 pm, Thurs.–Sat. 9 am–9 pm, Sun. 10:30 am–8 pm

Regensburger Christkindlmarkt, November 25–December 23 Open daily 10 am–8 pm

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