A Holiday Stroll Through Munich

December 21, 2012 by

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Hi dear Urban Gardens readers! My name is Igor and I am the blogger over at Happy Interior Blog. I am based in Munich, Germany, and thought I’ll take you outdoor interested folks for a festive stroll through the charmingly decorated city. Everything is set on holiday mode in Munich and I wanted to show you some typical sights of the Bavarian capital.

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Being in Munich in December means hopping from one Christmas market to the other. The squares and places of the city are turning into Christmas markets every December. Many little huts surround a large and festive lit Christmas tree.

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The air is filled with the smell of caramelized almonds, gingerbread and mulled wine. Moreover, the Christmas markets are the best place to stock up with handmade, local artisanale holiday decoration.

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Little figurines for a bespoke nativity set, handcarved, wooden ornaments or traditional little ceramic houses for tealights made in the region known as Bavarian Woods.

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If you happen to plan a trip to Munich in December don’t miss the charming Christmas markets on the central Marienplatz, the serene market at the Chinese Tower in the English Garden city park, the quirky‚ Pink Christmas’ market in the hip Glockenbach quarter or the secluded Christmas market in the courtyard of the Munich residence.

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Oh, and don’t forget to give me a sign! Happy holidays from Germany!

Special thanks to my friend and fellow BlogTour team member, Igor Josif, for this contribution. You must visit his Happy Interior Blog for fabulous ideas and inspiration–and while you’re there you can check out my Christmas in NYC guest post!  Photography by Igor Josifovic/Happy Interior Blog

  • http://www.happyinteriorblog.com Igor

    Thanks for having me my dear! Next time we are due to meet for coffee in Paris:-)

  • http://www.SeasonalWisdom.com Teresa @ Seasonal Wisdom

    Robin and Igor:

    I really enjoyed reading your travel exchange series this Christmas. Over the years, I’ve spent many a pleasant December morning at the Christmas markets of Bavaria and Tyrol. What a wonderful way to spend a snowy day before the holidays!

    And you KNOW, Robin, how much I love New York already, as well Urban Gardens. xo

    Happy holidays to you both! Thanks for sharing these experiences.
    Teresa O’Connor

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    Thanks so much Teresa! You especially, having lived in Germany, would appreciate Igor’s share! xx

  • Robin Plaskoff Horton

    It was my pleasure Igor, and I can’t wait for coffee in Paree!

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