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Munich, Germany Travelling across Europe is easy with the extensive railway connections. The next morning, we walked two blocks from our hotel to the Nuremberg train station and boarded our train to Munich. A brief and comfortable ride later, we found ourselves in the heart of Munich for our last city and set of Christmas markets to explore. We stayed at the beautiful Louis Hotel which is in the heart of Munich. It’s elegantly appointed and classically styled. The location is deceptive since the entrance is set away from the main street, but located steps from Marienplatz, the central square of the city and location for the main Christmas Market. The Christmas market had countless stalls with a grand backdrop of the Rathaus or town hall and its beautiful architecture. The giant tree completed the scene to make this market one of my most favorite during this adventure. Surrounding the market were stalls that radiated into smaller streets and so the market seemed to go on and on. There were multiple markets within walking distance, but another favorite was the Christmas village at the Munich Residenze. This charming market is located in the courtyard with one entrance to get in and out. Be prepared that it can get very congested given the enclosed courtyard. What sets this apart is the location and the fact that there are animatronics towards the rear in various stalls to light up the faces of children of all ages. On this final day, we had the opportunity to experience the Munich Christmas markets by day and night. Filled with so many people, wonderful foods, beautiful sights and sounds, this is definitely another city you have to add to your Christmas market must-see list. Click “play� to see the German Christmas Markets


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