Winter Cheer at Kloster Schäftlarn's Christmas Market!
I decided to book a long weekend away from the UK to make the most of the German Christmas markets and I ended up at the Christmas market at Kloster Schäftlarn. This was certainly an insider tip and from what I saw most of the visitors were local and this made a pleasant change from the other Christmas markets in Munich such as the Chinese Tower or Tollwood.
I took the sbahn out to Ebenhausen from Munich central station ( it only took about 20 minutes) and then only had to walk down a hill to get to the Kloster. The Kloster was once a monastry but is now an independent day and boarding school. The village is quaint and small with not a lot to it, but nestled in the countryside right beside the River Isar. From what I can gather it is very popular in the summer with walkers and cyclists who stop by in the beer garden for refreshment!
The market was small but it was charming. Most of the little stands were inside a barn reminding me on the barn Jesus was born in. The usual wreaths, candles, crib figures, christmas decorations were on sale- nothing out of the ordinary. I didnt purchase anything but I did try my first ever "white" glühwein..yumyum! The horse drawn carriage was also delightful.
Be aware however that the Christmas market is only for 2 days during Advent and that means that at the earliest you can go next year!!