Get crafty this Christmas: Children aged between 6 and 12 can make their own candles or create Christmas cards at the Heavenly Workshop in the town hall.
The venerable Ratstrinkstube in the Munich town hall (Rathaus) becomes a heavenly craft centre where children can make Christmas presents with specialist help. The highlight: The young creatives are kitted out in shining robes and golden wings.
Meeting point: Town hall gate next to the Fischbrunnen fountain. The Heavenly Workshop is held in the town hall pub, the Ratstrinkstube.
Dates: 28 November – 16 December 2017, opens daily at 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m., each session runs for around 90 min. (please arrive on time!)
Photos from the 2016 opening of the "Himmelswerkstatt"
The Heavenly Workshop – a success story
The free-of-charge offer for children is organised by the Museum for Children and Young People on behalf of the Department for Employment and Economics (Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft or RAW). The project is jointly financed by the market vendors and the RAW.
This very popular programme for young Christmas Market guests has taken place since 1994. Over a thousand children from Germany and abroad visit the Heavenly Workshop every year, enjoying creative hours together without language barriers.
Video: Mayor Schmid visits the little angels
Craftwork, games, baking: In a interview in 2016 mayor Josef Schmid explains what the Heavenly Workshop offers its young visitors and also tells us what cannot be missing in the Schmid household during Christmas.
Mayor Josef Schmid at the 2016 opening of the "Himmelswerkstatt"