Holiday in Munich in winter
Munich is worth a trip at any time of the year, but in the winter the Bavarian capital has a special charm.
From Christmas markets and open air ice rinks to romantic cafés and interesting exhibitions, Munich has to offer a lot.
As a special ice rink we recommend the ice magic at Karlsplatz / Stachus (center town), with a 750 square metres ice surface, which is rebuilt every year. Enjoy the pleasure of skating and a warming hot wine punch in the middle of Munich.
From November 18th, 2016 to January 15th, 2017 you can ice-skate on Munich's largest open air iceskating area, whether young or old, single or family. The Munich ice magic offers a varied weekly program. This, among other things, consists of:
- "Ice skating with music"
- "After Work on Ice"
- "Traditional costume on Ice"
Ice rink "Prinzregentenbad" / "Olympia Ice Sports Centre":
In addition to the ice magic at the Stachus, you can also pursue this winter sport in the Prinzregentenbad or Olympia Ice Sports Centre.
The Olympia Ice Sports Centre has a disco evenings on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The entrance fees for adults are € 5.50 (normal operation: € 4.50), € 3.50 (€ 3.00) for children up to 16 years and children up to 6 years are free of charge. In all 3 locations you can rent skates, the price is around 6.00 €.
From our hotel you can reach them by tram and suburban train within half an hour.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.
There are approximately 42 curbstones in Munich and the surrounding area. There, not only professionals, but also beginners, whether old or young, meet in these sociable places together to enjoy the advantages of the winter.
Curling in front of the Nymphenburg Palace
The most beautiful place for curling is on the canal in front of the Nymphenburg Palace. In front of a fairytale scenery you can pursue this winter sports with hot wine punch to warm up and snacks.
Thanks to the floodlight system you can use the tracks as well as the equipment, which you can all book for a small fee, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. You can reach the canal in front of the Nymphenburg Palace in 45 minutes by using public transport.
Parkcafé ice rink
Another popular place for curling is the beer garden of the Parkcafé behind the old Botanical Garden. After the beer banks were cleared out of the way, a 25-meter-long ice rink was built. For refreshment there is not beer and pretzels in the winter, but crêpes and hot wine punch in a city alpine cabin. The highlight is the annual Eisstock Olympiade, as usual in Bavaria, in traditional costume.
The Parkcafé can be reached within half an hour by public transport from the hotel.
We will be pleased to provide you information about further curling rinks in and around Munich directly or at our hotel reception.
Munich's Christmas markets are just as diverse as Munich. From the classic, romantic Christkindlesmarkt on the Marienplatz, over the medieval Christmas Market at Wittelsbacher Platz to "Pink Christmas", the pink Christmas Market at Stephansplatz.
Christmas Market Marienplatz
On and around the Marienplatz there is offered very much. The stalls lure with craftsmanship, Christmas decorations, delicious gingerbread and hot wine punch. The evening advent music and the huge Christmas tree with 4000 candles privide for the beautiful Christmas mood.
There is also something for children. In the children's workshop, children between 6 and 12 years can tinker, bake and work every day. The highlight is the Nikolaus, who distributes apples, nuts and almonds every day. The children 's eyes shine!
Medieval Christmas Market
When you stroll over the medieval Christmas Market at the Wittelsbacher Park, you feel as if you were back in time. Knights, noble women and minstrels are reigning there!
Pink Christmas Market
The "Pink Christmas" Market is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. At the tenth gay-lesbian Christmas Market, one of the smallest in Munich, a special stage program is offered every day. Here you can find whimsical and shrill gift ideas and accessories as well as a cheerful and family atmosphere.
Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt, at the hotel
Also nearby our hotel you can find a Christmas Market, the Schwabinger Weihnachtsmarkt. This Christmas Market, directly at the Münchner Freiheit, under the motto "Art Keeps On - Art Brightens", presents not only hot wine punch and other winter delicacies, but above all, art. The exhibits are designed to inspire the visitors.
Special attractions are here:
- Sculpture park
- Light installations
- Theater performances
- Varied music and cultural programs.
For further information regarding different Christmas Markets we are at your disposal directly or at the hotel reception.
If it is too cold for outdoor activities, Munich offers plenty of possibilities to warm up and relax.
The Erding Thermal Spa invites you to relax and unwind with 25 different saunas. Even families will not get bored, thanks to 26 slides (part of the GALAXY-Erding) and a new waveband. Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month there is a long spa night, which offers a bathing pass until 1:00 am. To get to the Erding Thermal Spa, you can use the MVV-Thermenwelt-Ticket. This includes the return trip to the Therme Erding, plus 4 hours of bathing fun, for € 32.00. From our hotel you go about 80 minutes to the Thermal Spa.
Prince Regent's bath
The Prinzregentenbad offers, besides ice-skating fun outside, relaxation in a 1,300 square metre Saunalandschaft, the largest of the M-baths in Munich, with jacuzzi and steam baths indoors. In addition to classic massages, Ayurveda, Lomi Lomi and aroma massages are also offered. If you have a spontaneous desire to have a sauna experience, you are right in the Prinzregentenbad, because at the checkin you will get all the things you need to relax in the sauna.
We recommend the "Ice&Hot" combination ticket to enjoy both winter experiences.
A very special experience can be found in the Dante-Winter-Warmfreibad. Here you can pull your tracks in icy air temperatures, under the open sky, or just relax underwater. There is even a flow channel and even a snowstorm can not cloud the bathing pleasure.
Theatre „A Christmas Carol“
A very special Christmas experience is offered by the American Drama Group Europe in December, with their amiable production of "A Christmas Carol". The venue is the Carl-Orff-Saal of the Gasteig Munich. The masterpiece of Charles Dickens, better known in Germany under the title "A Christmas Story", touches every heart, whether old or young.
This awakens childhood memories!
A Christmas sightseeing tour through Munich offers a trip in the ChristkindlTram with hot wine punch and gingerbread. In the period from November 26th to December 23rd, 2016, daily from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm (on the weekend between 11:00 am and 7:30 pm), you can discover the Christmasdecorated city center in Munich. Departure is always half - hourly at Sendlinger Tor and runs along many sights of Munich (Isartor - Maxmonument - Nationaltheater - Theatinerstraße - Lenbachplatz - Stachus - Sendlinger Tor). The highlight for the children is the Nikolaus, who visits the MVG ChristkindlTram on December 5th.
If you are driving to us, the Autokino near Munich is definitely worth a visit. This type of cinema is still very rare in Germany and offers in the winter a romantic feel-good atmosphere. Here, just like in "normal" cinemas, the current movies are played. There is also an American-style restaurant serving snacks such as hamburgers, cheesburger, hot dogs and french fries.
All festival lovers will not miss out in Munich during the cold season. Here the Tollwood Winterfestival awaits you from November 23rd. until December 31st, 2016, with the most diverse events on the Theresienwiese. An attraction of the festival is the Canadian Cirque Éloize. With "Cirkopolis" they celebrate not only a premiere at the Tollwood Festival, but also a Munich premiere. The 10 artists show a mixture of dance, acrobatics, theater and circus. In the Weltsalon everything revolves around the motto "überLebensWert" this year. Among others, 16 interactive installations invite people to think about life, both socially and ecologically.
The Tollwood Festival offers a lot for different interests. Discover for yourself whether something is available for you at https://www.tollwood.de/veranstaltungen/2016/cirque-eloize-saloon/ or ask us at the reception for advice.