Winter Tollwood

Christmas Markets in Munich, by Packing my Suitcase

Christmas has arrived, and as promised, here is a dedicated post to the most voted Munich’s Christmas Market of my Top 10. You voted and chose Winter Tollwood as the winner. Enjoy…

The Winter Tollwood is the biggest Christmas Market in Munich, it is located on the same place where the Oktoberfest takes place, at the Theresienwiese. The Tollwood also happens during summer, though at the Olympiapark. At Christmas season the Tollwood is open every day, from the last week of November until December 31st, so whoever is around Munich after Christmas can still enjoy a little bit of a Christmas Market!

At the Tollwood there are 3 main tents, one is a market where you can buy some handcrafted things, the other where some presentations, as well as exhibitions take place, and the other with a few restaurants to eat away from the cold, which is always full.

Options for eating and drinking are endless; it goes from Turkish, Greek and Italian food, to potatoes and sausages of half a meter. As for drinking, apart from the beloved Glühwein, there is hot Caipirinha, beer, hot chocolate, coffee and so on…

Ohh, should I mention that they have SchokoDöner there? Something totally worth every calorie…

What is interesting about Tollwood is that all products sold there are fair trade and organic – BIO in German – from Glühwein to pizza and chocolate. This year there were some petitions in favor of the animals, and even a small store that sold “sausages” and “meat” made of teddy bear cotton, which called the attention of everyone passing by. Their intention was to bring awareness to killing animals.

This colorful Christmas Market is packed at any day and any time you go. It happens every year, and the tents are always located basically in the same places, and once in a while there are some special visitors like this one…

Basic Information

Official Website

When: from the last week of November until 31 of December

Opening times:

Mon – Fri: 14:00 – 01:00

Sat – Sun: 11:00 – 01:00

Closest metro station: Theresienwiese U4/U5

Winter Tollwood, by Packing my Suitcase

I would like to enjoy this post and wish you all a Merry Christmas. I hope you and your family enjoy your time together and cherish the simple things in life!

About Allane

A Brazilian living in Germany. Married to W. mommy to a baby girl and a Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, aspiring photographer, diver, wine appreciator, Formula 1 fan, avid reader of historical and young adult fictions books. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world, one little change at a time.

  • I love the idea of the SchokoDöner! I want to eat that! 🙂

  • Merry Christmas!!!

  • One can’t imagine the beauty inside the tents

    • 😀 true!!!
      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

      • I did !!! Thanks so much .. How was yours ?? Any plans for the new years

        • That’s great to know 😀
          It a wonderful, thank you! New Years I will stay at home, relaxing with the family 😀 and you?

  • Anna

    Merry Christmas Allane! So nice that at least one Christmas market is open after Christmas as well! I know for example that groups travel for the Christmas vacations usually on the 24th so it would be a bummer to miss those markets (in Munich and other cities as well). I was lucky that when I visited Budapest the market re-opened on the 27th so we had the opportunity to try out those delicious desserts!

    • Thank you dear Anna!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

      Yes, its great isnt it? Even though I already miss all the others… I must say that after Christmas the city feels a bit empty… but at least we got snow today, so its kind of exciting 😀

  • wow it looks so beautiful!!

    • I love this one too 😀 very colourful, and full of delicious things to eat!

  • Oh, that looks like such fun <3 I hear that Munich has the best Christmas markets in the world!

    • Yesss it is fun 😀
      The Christmas Markets here in Munich are amazing, but they often say that the best one is in Dresden, though I have never been there, maybe next year 😀

      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  • Wow, such a cool place! Happy holidays, my dear! Hope you have a great time full of love and laughter with your lovely family!

    • Thank you sooo much Isabel 😀
      Happy holidays to you too!! We just got snow around here 😀

  • merry christmas! 🙂 keep up the great posts!

    • Thank you so much!!! Same to you 😀
      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas…. and happy 2015!! I will look forward to reading more of your posts in the upcoming year!

  • OMG those fake headless chickens are INSANE! As does the chocolate doner – pure madness. Only the Germans could come up with it 😉

    • hahaha crazy right? I was also shocked when I found it!!
      And the chocolate döner is pure madness haha 😀

  • Happy holidays!

    • Thank you so much dear Diana!! I wish you and your family happy holidays too!! I hope your Christmas was amazing and that you enjoy a lot your NYE 😀

  • Merry Christmas! Hope you have a great one and a fantastic 2015 to come.

    • Dear Lucy, thank you so much for your wishes!! I hope you had an amazing Christmas with your family, and I wish that 2015 will be an unforgettable year to you, filled with trips 😀

  • Merry xmas to you too ! Hugs from Lapland xxxxxx

    • Thank you so much dear 😀
      I hope you have an amazing NYE 😀

      • We still don’t know what to do to be honest 😉

        • hahaha I hope you had fun on your NYE!! I stayed at home with my hubby and dog, and I must say it was one of the most happy ones for me 😀
          Happy new year!!

          • I think it’s nice to have a cosy evening, that’s what we do most of the time 🙂

          • Yesss, I love it 😀 this year was very different than others, but it was very special in its own way!

  • It looks so beautiful! Hope you had a great Christmas, Allane! 😀 May the new year bring you lots and lots of adventures ^_^

    • Thank you sooooo much dear Vlad!! I also hope you had an amazing Christmas 😀 I must say things were very calm around here… and now we have looooots of snow, crazy!!

      I also wish you an amazing new year, and that it also bring you loooots of adventures and trips 😀

  • Nice article, so festive. I visited Brugges Christmas Markets this year so I’d love to visit Munich! Maybe next year 🙂

    • Thank you 😀 Im happy that you liked it!!
      Brugges must be veery beautiful during Christmas time, I hope you do come to Munich, its magical at this time of the year 😀
      Happy new year!!

      • I have a friend who tells me Munich is beautiful. After reading your article I’ll be sure to visit! Happy New year 🙂

        • Yes Munich is a very beautiful city 😀 I hope you come and visit sometime!!! Thank you!! Happy new year to you too!!

  • Love Tollwood!! Depending on when you put this together, you and I might have crossed paths in the market — you making photos and me making videos of it! 😀 Next year I’ll have to put my vote in…I think the Residenz is my favorite, but it’s pretty small for a whole blog 😀

    • Hi Dana!! Thank you so much for the comment 😀
      hahaha how cool, then I guess we might have crossed at Tollwood haha!!
      I love Residenz too, but I found that in 2013 it was even better than last year, I dont know why.
      Thank you for reading and for the comment! 😀

  • I would love to have a Christmas in Germany or anywhere in Europe again. From you photos it looks amazing. I have only spend a short time in Frankfurt but would love to go back and experience it more like you are. Thanks

    • Thank you for your comment Pete, and also for stopping by!
      I hope you liked your short time in Frankfurt.. and I hope you come back to Germany during Christmas again… there are amazing Christmas Markets around the country, and here in Munich they are amazing! 😀