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Munich's Advent Spectacle and Medieval Christmas Fai

27th November - 23rd December 2023

Wittelsbacherplatz, Brienner Straße 6-10

opening hours:

daily from 11am to 9pm

Opening ceremony: 27th November 2023 - 5pm

Patron: Frau Dr. Svenja Jarchow-Pongratz, Vorsitzende des BA3 Maxvorstadt

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Svenja Jarchow-Pongratz,
Vorsitzende des Bezirksausschuss 3, Maxvorstadt

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                 ear traveller in time,

The first time Munich was historically mentioned was in 1158 as "Munichen". Already in medieval times the name "munich/münich" was deduced from "monk". A City seal dated 1239 depicts a monk's head with a jelly bag cap. Illustrations of the monk were mistakenly interpreted as a child and so the Monk on the City Logo got the nickname "Münchner Kindl".

 


          Christmas Fairs in Munich go back to late medieval times. A "St. Nicholas Fair" was already mentioned in 1410. The medieval fair at Wittelsbacherplatz (near Odeonsplatz) demonstrates how it could have been in those times. It ties in with an old Bavarian tradition and is known, due to its historical character, to have a special atmosphere.

          In the eleven years of its existence, the fair has developed into a popular meeting place and is appreciated as one of its kind among Munich's Christmas Markets.

          Increasingly, visitors come from various countries to enjoy the extraordinary atmosphere in one of the most beautiful places in Munich. We welcome everyone and wish them a wonderful Advent and Merry Christmas.

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