Munich city centre with the church towers and the New Town Hall in the evening.
Short break between the years in Munich

Holiday over Christmas and New Year 2022

Simply escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays around the turn of the year and go away. Does that sound good? Then why not enjoy your days off between the years on a short holiday. Munich has a lot to offer between Christmas and New Year to spend a relaxing time as a couple, with family or friends. Here you will find tips for excursions, events and experiences for your short trip between Christmas and New Year's Eve or Epiphany, until the end of the Christmas holidays in Bavaria. Let yourself be inspired.

Munich Card & City Pass

Discover Munich in a relaxed and uncomplicated way: discounts for the diverse range of art, culture and leisure activities with our guest cards.

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Many discounts with the Card, many things for free with the Pass.

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The Monopteros in the English Garden in Winter in Munich

Walking with refreshment

The most beautiful walking routes from the English Garden to the Isar.

The most beautiful walking routes from the English Garden to the Isar - and the right refreshments to warm you up.

View from above of a snow-covered winter landscape with a monastery in the outskirts of Munich.

Into the snow!

Whether in the city centre, along the banks of the Isar river or up a mountain in advance of tobogganing back down into the valley, Munich offers a wide selection of winter hikes to enjoy.

Whether in the city centre, along the banks of the Isar river or up a mountain in advance of tobogganing back down into the valley, Munich offers a wide selection of winter hikes to enjoy.

Winter sports in the city center

Our author went skiing. Right in the city center.

The people of Munich love to go outdoors and do a bit of sport. And even in winter, there's quite a lot on offer right in the middle of the city.

The Seehaus at the English Garden in Winter in Munich

Snow boots and skis

Snow-capped peaks, curling and roast chestnuts: Why is Munich so magnificent in winter? An explanation attempt.

Snow-capped peaks, curling and roast chestnuts: Why is Munich so magnificent in winter? An explanation attempt.

The Monopterus in Englischer Garten in Munich in winter.

From taverns to winter sports

Go out sledging or shopping and then head back inside for a hearty meal – we have ten tips that make winter in Munich even cozier!

Go out sledging or shopping and then head back inside for a hearty meal – we have ten tips that make winter in Munich even cozier!

Two skiers skiing down in deep snow in front of a mountain panorama.

Under your own steam

From Munich, you can experience the combination of climbing under your own steam and descending through untouched snow within a weekend.

From Munich, you can experience the combination of climbing under your own steam and descending through untouched snow within a weekend.

Ice curling rink on the canal in front of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich in winter.

A winter fairy tale

Over winter, the Nymphenburg Palace canal is overrun with ice skaters, curling teams and ice hockey players.

Winter fun in a fairytale setting: over winter, Nymphenburg Palace canal is overrun with ice skaters, curling teams and ice hockey players.

A woman and a man are eating in the restaurant Esszimmer at BMW Welt in Munich.

Munich's award-winning cuisine

Whether it’s Michelin stars or Gault Millau toques, Munich seems to inspire leading chefs.

Whether it’s Michelin stars or Gault Millau toques, Munich seems to inspire leading chefs, with the Bavarian capital topping the gourmet charts year after year.

Award-winning cuisine at a taster price

Many upmarket restaurants and award-winning eateries in Munich offer a lower cost lunchtime menu. An overview.

Many upmarket restaurants and award-winning eateries in Munich offer a lower cost lunchtime menu. An overview.

A vegetarian dish called Latschenkiefer-Topfenknödel is served on a plate.

Modern traditional taverns

A growing number of traditional taverns in Munich are proving that Bavarian cuisine can also be modern, serving up offbeat creations in a laid-back atmosphere.

A growing number of traditional taverns in Munich are proving that Bavarian cuisine can also be modern, serving up offbeat creations in a laid-back atmosphere.

A glass of wine and a plate of ham and olives in Geisels Vinothek in Munich

Wine & Dine

In Munich you can discover the best wines in the world. We show you the best places to go.

Thanks to a generation of young sommeliers and committed retailers, the capital of beer has become a new hot spot for wine-lovers.

Freshly roasted coffee in one hand

From bean to cup

With the “third wave coffee” trend in full flow, there are more and more small coffee roasteries opening in Munich. We visited Fausto in Giesing.

With the “third wave coffee” trend in full flow, there are more and more small coffee roasteries opening in Munich. We visited Fausto in Giesing.

The tasty times we live in

Munich offers world-class opportunities to experience the major culinary trends of our time.

Munich offers world-class opportunities to experience the major culinary trends of our time, featuring regional and vegetarian cuisine, fusion cuisine and the new desire for meat.