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Christmas Markets - Munich, Salzburg, Ratisbon, Dresden, Berlin

Christmas Markets - Munich, Salzburg, Ratisbon, Dresden, Berlin

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Day 1: Munich

Welcome Dinner & overnight in Munich  


Day 2: Sightseeing and Christmas Markets in Munich

Guided walking city tour (approx. 2 hours)
Traditional lunch in a Munich brewery pub: white sausage with brezn and 1 glass of beer 
Enjoy a hot mulled wine at the Christmas market at the famous Marienplatz  

Our suggestions are:   
Tollwood festival: This special Christmas Market is situated on the “Theresienwiese”, like the Oktoberfest. It is a market with lots of alternative stuff and delicious food from all over the world. Also there are many events, like cabaret, theater and concerts. https://www.tollwood.de/en

Munich Schwabing: Over 100 artists from all over Germany create a place in this hectic world where one can gather, relax and enjoy the unique atmosphere that is the “Schwabing’s Christmas Market”. The concept has been one of an artists market from the very beginning. An unmistakable flair can be found here with the high level of artistic talent and craftsmanship. This is further underlined by the quality of the daily cultural program and fine foods. http://www.schwabingerweihnachtsmarkt.de/en/

Castle Seefeld Christmas Market: The Christmas market of the Seefeld association is situated in the castle “Seefeld”. You will walk over the bridge and through the gate in the castle courtyard. There are special stores, a cinema, a museum and a Bavarian brewery pub. You will enjoy the atmosphere of Christmas there.  

Dinner at a typical Bavarian restaurant & overnight in Munich  


Day 3: Salzburg (optional Lake Chiemsee)

Guided tour in Salzburg                                                            
Visit of the traditional Christmas Market in Salzburg with a hot mulled wine 
Optional Stop at Lake Chiemsee 
Boat trip at Prien/Stock to Frauenchiemsee Island and visit one of the most romantic Christmas markets

Overnight in Munich  


Day 4: Ratisbon - Dresden

Guided walking tour in Ratisbon 
Guided tour through the Palace of St. Emmeram, residence of the Prince of Thurn & Taxis     
Enjoy the Christmas Market situated in the courtyard of the Palace of St. Emmeram: http://www.romantischer-weihnachtsmarkt-thurnundtaxis.de/
In the afternoon arrival in Dresden 
Visit of the famous Striezelmarkt in Dresden
http://www.dresden.de/en/tourism/attractions/events/striezelmarkt.php

Our tip: visit a concert in the Semper Opera House or Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)  

Overnight in Dresden  


Day 5: Dresden - Berlin  

Guided tour in Dresden with visit of Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady)         
Arrival in Berlin 
Visit of a Christmas Market in Berlin incl. a hot mulled wine  

Our suggestions are:
Gendarmenmarkt: Thanks to its location at the square between Französischer Dom (French Cathedral) and Deutscher Dom (German Cathedral), the Christmas market at Gendarmenmarkt is one of the most atmospheric in the city. The market features the works of painters, photographers, designers and carpenters. Jugglers, fire-eaters, choirs and classical, jazz or Gospel ensembles provide a varied entertainment programme on each market day. (entrance fee) http://www.berlin.de/en/christmas-markets/3235772-3230598-christmas-market-at-gendarmenmarkt.en.html

Charlottenburg Palace: The special feature of the Christmas market is its setting in front of the famous Charlottenburg Palace. About 250 merchants exhibit and offer nostalgic christmas crafts like nativity figures and christmas tree decorations. Also the Christmas sweets offered there are traditional such as "Stollen", Spritz biscuits and Marzipan bread. http://www.berlin.de/en/christmas-markets/3240314-3230598-christmas-market-at-charlottenburg-palac.en.html

Spandau: The location in the old town of Spandau- a district on the western outskirts of Berlin- makes this Christmas market a unique experience. From Monday to Friday around 250 market stalls present all kind of Christmas decoration and seasonal food. Every day there is a free stage programme and lots of entertainment for children. http://www.berlin.de/en/christmas-markets/3249571-3230598-christmas-market-in-spandau.en.html
Overnight in Berlin          


Day 6: Berlin Sightseeing

Guided city tour by coach 
Lunch at a traditional Restaurant in Berlin 
Visit of the 365 metre Fernsehturm (TV Tower) 
Checkpoint Charlie and East Side Gallery  

Overnight in Berlin  


Day 7: Potsdam

Guided city tour by coach in Potsdam 
Visit of the famous Sanssouci Palace and Park (not on Monday)   
Free Time in the afternoon in Berlin.

Our tip: Christmas River cruise or visit one of Berlin´s top museums (Pergamon Museum, Museum Island …) or Shopping in small boutiques or big malls – in Berlin you have the choose!  

Overnight in Berlin  


Day 8: Homeward journey from Berlin

Depending on departure time possibility to go Christmas shopping in Berlin.                             


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Best travel season: End of November and December

Closest airport for arrival: Munich Airport
Closest airport for departure: Berlin Airport

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Email alin.bartke(at)appina-travel(dot)com

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You will visit 5 Christmas markets during this tour

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Services

  • 7 × accommodation (3 × Munich, 1 × Dresden, 3 × Berlin)
  • 7 × breakfast
  • 6 × dinner at the hotels or in a restaurant (without drinks)
  • 1 × coach disposal for the entire stay from Munich to Berlin (8 days), incl. accommodation and half board for the coach driver
  • 1 × English / French speaking tour escort during the tour (8 days) incl. accommodation and half board for the guide
  • 1 × welcome dinner
  • 1 × guided walking city tour of Munich (approx. 2 hrs.)
  • 1 × traditional lunch at a Munich brewery pub
  • 1 × glass of hot mulled wine
  • 1 × guided city tour of Salzburg (approx. 2,5 hrs.)
  • 1 × 1glass of hot mulled wine
  • 1 × guided walking city tour of Ratisbon (approx. 1,5 hrs.)
  • 1 × guided tour through the Palace of St. Emmeram, residence of the Prince of Thurn & Taxis (just weekends)
  • 1 × guided city tour of Dresden (approx. 3 hrs)
  • 1 × glass of hot mulled wine
  • 1 × guided city tour of Berlin (approx. 3 hrs.)
  • 1 × lunch at a traditional restaurant in Berlin
  • 1 × visit of TV Tower Berlin
  • 1 × guided city tour of Potsdam (approx. 2 hours) with Sanssouci Palace

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