Munich Christmas Markets
Friday 27 November 2020 (4 Days)
Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums. The city is known for its annual Oktoberfest celebration and its beer halls, including the famed Hofbräuhaus, founded in 1589. In the Altstadt (Old Town), central Marienplatz square contains landmarks such as Neo-Gothic Neues Rathaus (town hall), with a popular glockenspiel show that chimes and reenacts stories from the 16th century..
Munich has one of the oldest and most traditional of Christmas markets.
The Christkindlmarkt is held in front of Munich Town Hall in a prime location for the three million visitors in the pedestrian heart of the city.
Locals reckon that the roots of the market go back into the 14th century, although it has only been in its present prime position since the 1970s.
Traditional Bavarian house music to set the mood for Advent is played daily live on the Town Hall balcony, with musicians and choirs accompanied by wind instruments.
With over 7 Christmas Markets, Munich is a great choice but away from the markets the city also offers some other fabulous attractions.
Take advantage of the city's gardens. It may be getting on for winter and Christmas, but Munich's open spaces are its pride and joy, from the Hofgarten to the Englischer Garten to the gardens at Nymphenburg Castle.
Beer. Bavaria is famous for its beer. Munich is the capital of Bavaria and thus has some very fine beer halls. Don't just head for the tourist-infested Hofbräuhaus - try some of the others around the centre. And don't forget the local food, either.
Things that turn and whistle and grind. The Deutsches Museum near the centre is one of Europe's finest museums. It specialises in science and technology and you could, as they say, spend days in there.
Single Supplement: £188 (double room, single occupancy)
Day 1- Depart Manchester for Munich
Transfer to your hotel (approx. 45 minutes)
Day 2 – Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 3 - Day at Leisure or Optional Excursion
Day 4 – Transfer to Munich airport for return flights to Manchester
4* Mercure Hotel City Centre
Renovated in 2017 and offering air-conditioned rooms with free minibar drinks and a flat-screen TV, this hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Munich Central Station. It features a beer garden as well as free WiFi in all areas.
The stylish rooms of the 4-star Mercure München City Center are decorated in a Bavarian style. Each room has a comfortable sofa or armchair, and a safety deposit box. Some rooms have a balcony.
Various burgers, salads, cold cuts and pasta are served in the restaurant. Bavarian food is served in the attractive beer garden. The hotel also hosts some in-house events such as gin, beer and wine tasting.
Mercure München City Center is a 3-minute walk from trams, underground trains and S-Bahn trains. The Theresienwiese (Oktoberfest site) and the old town are each a 10-minute walk away.
Ludwigsvorstadt is a great choice for travellers interested in beer, architecture and history.
The Mercure Muenchen City Center Hotel offers modern elegance and comfort for guests in the heart of this timeless city. This one-of-a-kind 4-star hotel is not only within walking distance to local restaurants, beer gardens, theatres, museums and shops, but is also a just short drive away from the enchanting Bavarian countryside - perfect for outstanding mountain hiking adventures and discovering majestic castles.
The Mercure Muenchen City Center Hotel is stylishly designed with warm, inviting elegance in mind. The Standard room offers a beautiful city or garden view with private bathroom and traditional amenities. Approximately 269 square feet (25 square metres), this room has an LCD television with satellite channels, radio, work desk, air conditioning, and a separate sitting area for comfort and convenience. The Superior room is 323 square feet (30 square metres), also with city or garden views as well as roll-away or extra beds available for multiple occupancy. The Privilege room is spacious at 355 square feet (33 square metres) with splendid courtyard views, additional bath accessories, roll-away beds, and upscale minibar. This hotel has WiFi and internet available in all rooms, as well as docking stations in select rooms.
On-site features abound at the Mercure, including two restaurants for either sophisticated or casual dining. La Scène presents an excellent selection of mouthwatering culinary delights from around the world in a formal setting while Biergarten is a relaxed courtyard restaurant that gives its patrons an authentically delicious Bavarian dining, beer, and wine tasting experience with local fare and the house Grand Vin Mercure wine. Either dining experience is a superb way to cap off the day of adventure or start the night out on the town right. For a night in, room service with a wide range of menu choices is available. During the day, business is always in order at The Mercure Muenchen City Center Hotel boasting five meeting rooms with media and communications equipped for up to 70 people.
Manchester - Munich - Manchester
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1 x Small Cabin Bag (56x44x25cm)
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Included 1 large cabin bag (size 56 x 44 x 25 cms including handles) per passenger Due to space limitations, on busy flights you may be asked to check-in your (correct size) cabin bag into the hold (free of charge). Any hand-bags, camera bags etc are included within this 1 item of cabin bags, They are NOT in addition to the 1 item.
15kg Check-In Luggage £50 return
23kg Check-In Luggage £60 return
Door 2 Door Transfers
These are currently only available from Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield areas
East Midlands Airport £70pp Return
Manchester Airport £75pp Return
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Optional Excursions – Further details will be e mailed to you approximately 3 months prior to departure
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