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 Wolfi, mommy to Madu and Fitz, our Golden Retriever. Traveler, writer, photographer, diver, wine appreciator, dog Formula 1 fan. City girl, nature lover, believer of a better world one little change at a time.