Advent in Munster is one of the most popular events of the year. In 2021 there will be six Christmas markets in Munster to celebrate the season. The main Munster Christmas Market takes place at the Town Hall and is the largest and oldest Christmas market in the city. It’s one of the most interesting winter destinations in the Westphalia region of Germany.
Munster Christmas Market 2021
At Munster’s historic heart is the Town Hall and Prinzipalmarkt, an arcade-lined street and marketplace. It’s one of the most beautiful areas of the city and it’s where you’ll find Munster Christmas Market. Be sure to enter the Town Hall courtyard to experience the best of the market and the huge variety of Christmas stalls offering local specialities.
Munster Christmas Market dates: 22nd November to 23rd December 2021.
Opening times: 11am to 8pm. Closes at 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Location: Munster Town Hall (Historisches Rathaus Münster) on beautiful Prinzipalmarkt.
Reason to visit: Munster is a university city with a youthful population. You’ll find fun bars, nightlife and regular events that welcome visitors. Be sure to visit the Pablo Picasso Museum for something unexpected in Munster.
Specialities: Hot punch (either alchol free or with a shot), bratwurst served with potato pancakes, Munster ham.
Travel tips: Munster is located close by some of Germany’s most famous Christmas destinations. Consider adding Cologne or Essen to you winter trip or you could even cross the border to Amsterdam, an amazing city to visit all year round. If you would prefer to go somewhere a little quieter and off the beaten path, consider a quick visit to Osnabrueck, a former Hanseatic League member located half an hour from Munster.
Hotels near Munster Christmas Market: The Central Hotel Münster is a great choice near both the Town Hall Christmas market and Aegidiimarkt.
Hotels near Munster Christmas Market
Each of Munster’s 6 Christmas markets are located within the historic old town. It’s an easily walkable area but there is public transport if you need it. In our guide to hotels near Munster Christmas Market, we recommend staying near the famous Prinzipalmarkt which is where you’ll find the beautiful shopping arcades along with being steps from the main Christmas event.
Christmas Markets in Munster
This year, there are six Christmas markets in Munster. The largest and most well-known is held at the Historic Town Hall but you’ll find five other markets around the city with different themes, specialities and atmospheres.
- The Light Market at St Lamberti Church: 22nd November to 22nd December 2021 – An incredibly beautiful Christmas market that literally lights up the entire church square at Lambertikirchplatz.
- Aegidiimarkt Advent Market: 22nd November to 23rd December 2021 – A family-friendly Advent market with a nativity scene and half-hourly Christmas chimes.
- Giebelhüüskesmarkt: Located in front of the medieval Überwasserkirche – A traditional Christmas market with crafts, food and drinks.
- Kiepenkerl Christmas Village: A cosy market specialising in Westphalian artisanal produce and handmade gifts.
- X-MS Christmas Market: A sustainable Christmas market on Harsewinkelplatz that supports local and regional arts, crafts and handmade products.
Map of Munster Town Hall
If you have any questions or comments about visiting the Munster Xmas market in 2021 or visiting elsewhere in the Westphalia region this winter, please leave a comment below.
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