I’m in Munich for a pre-Christmas break, and although yesterday was rainy, the forecast was correct and this morning it snowed. It was a light snowfall, just enough to give a dusting to the trees and hedges in the parks but not enought to lie on the pavements for long or make them too slippery.
I think this must be the first snowfall in Munich this season, and being the weekend and so close to Christmas, it put everyone in a holiday mood. I even saw a lady in the park throwing snowballs into the air for her dog to catch!
These photos were taken in the Hofgarten, the formal gardens behind the Residenz Palace in the centre of Munich that we visited yesterday. They extend towards the Englischer Garten, a large park that I’d love to explore and cycle around if I was here in the summer time.
We had another wander round the Christmas Market in one of the Residenz courtyards which was packed on a Saturday afternoon, and around the larger and more touristy Christmas market on Marienplatz. That was so full, there was barely room to move and so we gave it a wide berth this evening when choosing somewhere to eat.
One thing about snow in Germany, one can be sure that they’re used to getting it every year, and so there is no danger of things grinding to a halt as we often find in England. Snow is expected and so people get on with their lives as normal and just enjoy the first snowfall.
Other Munich articles to enjoy
- We stayed in Munich at Hotel Falkenturm, a comfortable, 2 star hotel which is well-located for sightseeing
- The guidebook I used on this trip was the pocket sized Dorling Kindersley, Eyewitness Top 10 guide to Munich, which I found ideal for sightseeing if you are there for a short time.
- Official Munich Tourism Website