The Munich Airport Has Its Own Full-Fledged Christmas Market

If
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
6-8pm.

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.

H/T:
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