Advent in Bavaria

The most festive Christmas markets in Bavaria (that not everyone knows)

Not feeling festive yet? Then visit one of the many beautiful Christmas markets in Bavaria.


The wonderful smell of roasted almonds and chestnuts is in the air and punch and mulled wine steam from small wooden huts.  It's Christmas market time again! Hundreds of lights bathe the market in a festive sea of lights and create the perfect storybook backdrop for your visit to the Bavarian Christmas markets. Whether you stroll through the Christmas-decorated alleys of Ochenfurt or enjoy a Christmas punch in front of the mountain panorama of Murnau: at Bavaria's Advent markets, you can enjoy the contemplation of Advent together with family and friend:inside. For festive-romantic hours we present you here Christmas markets in Bavaria, which you can reach comfortably by train. Treat yourself to a cup of mulled wine, which tastes especially good when you know that you can simply get back on the train for the journey home.

Romance at the Coburg Christmas Market

Pay a visit to Coburg in Advent together with family and friends. On November 25, the romantic Christmas market on Coburg's market square opens its festively decorated gates again. During Advent, the entire old town of Coburg sparkles in a warm light and unfolds a very special magic in combination with the Christmas aromas and the sound of festive carols. Artists, choirs and bands provide Christmas music for the anticipation of the festive season. The highlight of the Christmas market is the colorful starry tent with its pretty light show, under which you can enjoy the evening with a cup of punch.

The romantic Coburg Christmas market

During Advent, there is a splendid, fairytale Christmas market that springs up in the small romantic market square in the Franconian town of Coburg.
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Through the Christmas alleys of Ochsenfurt

From December 09 to 11, the city center of Ochsenfurt is transformed into the so-called "Advent alley". A huge sea of lights illuminates the alleys of the city and everywhere local merchants:inside offer Christmas goods. A romantic stroll through the alleys and browsing the Christmas stalls will put you in the Christmas spirit. And maybe during your visit you will meet the Sugarplum Fairy, who represents the city and provides an extra dose of love and happiness.

Christmas in the streets of Ochsenfurt

On 14 and 15 December, Ochsenfurt transforms into one giant Christmas market. It's not just the normal stationary stalls that sell mulled wine, Bratwursts, arts and crafts and so on. You can also buy them in the alleyways, squares, restaurants and cellars.
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Christmas magic with a view of the Alps

What could be more romantic than a Christmas market with a view of the Alps?  On December 10 and 11, you are cordially invited to stroll through Murnau's historic pedestrian zone and enjoy the atmospheric Christmas ambience while sipping mulled wine, eating macaroons and eating gingerbread. The Staffelseewirte's own festively illuminated hut village, also located in the pedestrian zone, is open for you throughout Advent until December 23.

Experience the magic of Christmas in the streets of Murnau

Take a walk through the pedestrian zone in Murnau in the third weekend of Advent and you'll catch the aroma of mulled wine and sugared almonds lingering in the air.
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Romantic train ride in Kempten

In front of the backdrop of Kempten's town hall, one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in the Allgäu opens its doors every year. Between rustic wooden huts, twinkling fairy lights and decorated Christmas trees, beautiful romantic hours can be spent between November 23 and December 22. Seasonal treats and hot drinks invite you to linger together. Or take a seat in the Kempten Christmas Train and get interesting insights into the history of Kempten during a free ride through the city. Collected donations from the Weihnachtsbähnle will benefit the AllgäuHospiz Kempten.

Weihnachtsmarkt Kempten

Arts and crafts and Christmas post office in Kempten

How does Father Christmas actually get his wish lists each year? Visit Kempten Christmas market and you'll find out.
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Romantic Christmas at the Open Air Museum

Let yourself be enchanted by the Christmas market at the Open Air Museum in Bad Windsheim (November 25 to December 18, 2022, Thursdays and Fridays from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.). For here you can expect a colorful Christmas market under the mighty roof structure of the Old Building Yard. The historic building from the 15th century shines in festive splendor and hosts vendors:inside of Christmas delicacies and regional arts and crafts. Romanticism guaranteed.

MuseumsWeihnachtsMarkt im Alten Bauhof

Christmas at the "Freilandmuseum" (open-air museum) in Bad Windsheim

During the Christmas period, there is always a very special atmosphere at the Freilandmuseum in Bad Windsheim. You'll discover a different Advent surprise in every cabin.
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Whether you stroll through the Christmas decorated alleys of Ochenfurt as a couple or enjoy your Christmas punch in front of the mountain panorama of Murnau, the focus of your Christmas excursion is on being together. Enjoy the colorful hustle and bustle of the Christmas markets and spend contemplative and romantic hours together, even during the journey home by train.

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Bad Windsheim Christmas market
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