The “Himmelswerkstatt” in the town hall will be open from Nov 28th to Dec 18th, 2016 for children from 6 to 12 for enjoying crafts and games. In the magnificently ornate Ratstrinkstube, little angels aged six to twelve will be able to do crafts, make things, sing and prepare for Christmas every day. A team from the Munich Children’s Museum (Kindermuseum) carries out the workshops. Professional artists and teachers look after the children and help them with their handicraft work.
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 is the Rathausporte (town hall door) at Fischbrunnen where a heavenly messenger collects the children every day at 2.30pm and 4.30pm.
Photos from the 2015 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 2014 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 2014 opening of the "Himmelswerkstatt"
28.11. to 18.12.2016, begins daily at: 2.30pm and 4.30pm,
duration ca. 1.5 hours (please be punctual!)
In the Ratstrinkstube of the town hall (Rathaus),
Meeting point: Town hall door (Rathauspforte) at Fischbrunnen