04 Visiting the Munich Christmas Markets – Podcast Episode 4

December 20, 2009 by  

In my Podcast 04 in my travel podcast series, I’m taking you to the Christmas Markets in Munich getting into the festive spirit, with snow on the ground, German carol singers and the smell of gingerbread in the air. You’ll hear about my visit to the Residenz Palace, the market we found in it’s courtyards, the ethnic, alternative Tollwood Winter Festival and all the Bavarian food and drinking specialities we tried while we were there.

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The Christmas Market in the Residenz Courtyard in Munich

The Christmas Market in the Residenz Courtyard in Munich

This was a weekend visit that I took with my parents and our visit was ideal to get us into the Christmas spirit, but all too short to really explore the city of Munich. I’d love to return in the summer when the air won’t be so chilly and I could see something of the parks and lakes near Munich and the alpine scenery of Bavaria. I hope you enjoy the slideshow of photos from the trip which is designed to accompany the podcast.

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24 Comments on "04 Visiting the Munich Christmas Markets – Podcast Episode 4"

  1. Fida on Sun, 20th Dec 2009 8:15 pm 

    Great slideshow! Looks like you had a full packed itinerary in Munich!

  2. Mark H on Sun, 20th Dec 2009 8:59 pm 

    Superb article. The podcasts keep getting better and better,

  3. jen laceda on Sun, 20th Dec 2009 10:27 pm 

    Dang, I wish i lived closer to Europe. So many places to see….argh! (can you hear my frustration?)

  4. Barbara at Hole in the Donut Travels on Mon, 21st Dec 2009 12:46 am 

    Heather – this was an awesome post/podcast. Everything I want to know about Munich at Christmas and more.

  5. Anil on Mon, 21st Dec 2009 12:24 pm 

    Fantastic slideshow. I’ve also downloaded the podcast and will catch up on my iPod :)

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  7. Sherry Ott on Tue, 22nd Dec 2009 4:43 pm 

    Great podcast! I can’t believe they didn’t have German food – hilarious! I totally agree with you regarding too much Palace viewing. I get bored with that stuff rather easily…I’d rather sit outside and people watch normally!

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  12. Donna Hull on Sat, 26th Dec 2009 8:08 pm 

    Great podcast on the Christmas Markets and visiting Munich.

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    What a wonderful atmosphere the Christmas markets create. Stunning photos of ‘The Treasury Room’. Must add Munich to my wish list!

  22. Heather Cowper on Sun, 3rd Oct 2010 9:23 pm 

    @ Sarah – yes these Christmas markets are great for getting you into the Christmas spirit

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