The Munich Airport Has Its Own Full-Fledged Christmas Market

visiting one of Germany’s famous Christmas markets
has always
been on your bucket list, we have good news: You don’t even need
to leave the airport to scratch this one off if you’re flying
into Munich (MUC).

Forgo Berlin
and Nuremberg
for the Munich airport, where you’ll find: 44
stalls, home to vendors selling everything from traditional foods
to crafts; not one but TWO
airport ice rinks
where visitors can either channel their inner
Adam Rippon (note: hitting the ice is free but there is a
“small” fee for skate rentals) or try their hands
at Eisstockschießen, the local version of curling; and nearly 500
real pine trees, including a 50-foot centerpiece adorned with some
5,000 lights. There’s even live music in the evenings from

Now in its 20th year, the market runs from Nov. 17 to Dec. 26,
welcoming both those passing through the airport and locals alike
to do a little Christmas shopping. The whole shebang is set up
outside security between airport terminals, and can be accessed via
S-Bahn for those not taking to the skies. Parking is even free, up
to five hours.

And Munich isn’t the only airport getting in on the holiday
action: Airports from Singapore
to LA have their own holiday festivities set up
, hopefully
making your next layover a little less painful. Just try to
remember to leave some room in your suitcase for souvenirs when you
do your packing.

Conde Nast Traveler

Featured photo by Bernd Ducke/Courtesy Munich Airport

Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
The Munich Airport Has Its Own Full-Fledged Christmas Market