Advent markets in Munich are dated in the oldest city council statutes as early as 1320 (source: ISSN 0342-1668, historischer Verein OBB). The medieval market authentically demonstrates a medieval market event, - as it might have happened in Munich. In addition, it makes many historical references to the city history of Munich in the Middle Ages, and presents them vividly and tangibly. Munich was first mentioned historically as "Munichen" in 1158. The place name was already derived in the Middle Ages from "munich/münich", meaning "monk", which is why the first surviving city seal (1239) already shows a monk's head with a pointed cap. Due to misleading depictions, the monk was later interpreted as a child and thus became the "Münchner Kindl".
From the very beginning, the Medieval Christmas Market on Wittelsbacherplatz has made historically informed references to the city of Munich and vividly presents them to its guests. Because of its historical character, it is considered particularly atmospheric. Already since 2005 the market at Wittelsbacherplatz takes place and one may say, it has developed in this time to a popular meeting place and is estimated because of its detailed historical organization as something special under the Munich Christmas markets.
We welcome all quite warmly, wish you a wonderful Advent season and Merry Christmas!