Did you know that Munich Airport in Germany organizes its own Christmas market?

Munich Airport is often considered one of the best airports in Europe due to its modern interior. However, in addition to its modern airport hall, it also houses a Christmas market!

This tradition has unfortunately been interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. There are currently no reports regarding the situation in 2022, but given the recovery in passenger demand in Europe, it is necessary to expect there to be a Christmas market at Munich Airport this November and December.

German Christmas markets

Germany is known for its Christmas markets. The majority of these markets are open from late November to late December and sell Christmas food, souvenirs and decorations.


Christmas market culinary classics include Gluhwein (mulled wine), which is a red wine with hot spices, and it is usually served hot. Other treats you can typically find at Christmas markets include German Sausage (sausages) and Rahmfleckerl (cream, bacon bits and chives on a pancake).

Each Christmas market is unique, and you can often find unique handicrafts, which make great souvenirs if you travel. Christmas ornaments can also be found at most Christmas markets.

Munich Airport Christmas Market

The Munich Airport Christmas Market is the first of its kind. Travelers departing or arriving in Munich during this time should definitely visit the market! In the past, the Munich Airport Christmas Market consisted of 44 stalls offering a mix of food and souvenirs.

The market was located in the covered area between the different terminals of Munich Airport (outside the security zone), allowing travelers and local residents to visit the market. Passengers stopping over in the Bavarian capital should fill the space between flights with it, as it’s one of the features that has earned Munich Airport the title of Best European Airport on several occasions.

As well as having nearly 50 stalls, the Munich Airport Christmas Market is also home to an ice rink adjacent to the main market. Skates are available at relatively low prices and admission is free for all. There is also a smaller ice rink dedicated to Bavarian sport Eisstockschiessenwhich is similar to the sport of curling.

Munich Airport

Munich Airport has been repeatedly awarded the title of “Best European Airport” by Skytrax. Its clean terminals and ease of navigation are most certainly reasons why it deserves such an award. However, the addition of the Christmas market gives it a plus gemütlich advantage over other airports. Passengers choosing a transit airport should definitely consider Munich (MUC), especially if you are a Star Alliance frequent flyer, as Lufthansa flies to many destinations from its Munich hub.

With international travel having largely resumed in Europe, it is highly likely that Munich airport will once again host a Christmas market after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Compared to other European airports, Munich does not seem as chaotic as Amsterdam/Schiphol (AMS) or Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG). However, increased passenger numbers across Europe caused disruption over the summer. These may well continue through the winter season, but hopefully the airport authorities will have created contingency plans regarding how to handle delays and cancellations during the busy holiday period.

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