Munich Christmas Market and New Year's Market cancelled

Münchner Christkindlmarkt um den Marienplatz, Foto: LianeM / Shutterstock.com, Logo: Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft
Foto: LianeM / Shutterstock.com, Logo: Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft

Munich Christkindlmarkt cannot take place in 2021

Due to the tense coronavirus situation, the original Munich Christkindlmarkt 2021 has been cancelled. This was announced by Mayor Dieter Reiter on 16th November, following consultations with the crisis team for extraordinary events. The Christkindlmarkt would have taken place from 22nd November to 24th December 2021.

Commissioned by the Department of Labor and Economics

This article about the Munich Christkindl and New Year's Market, an event organised by the Department for Labor and Economy (RAW) of the state capital, has been commissioned by the RAW. The content was coordinated between the Department of Labor and Economics and muenchen.de, the official city portal.

Christkindlmarkt 2021 cancelled due to coronavirus situation

Due to the extreme coronavirus situation in Munich, Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter has cancelled the Munich Christkindlmarkt. "It is bitter news that I have today for all Munich residents, and especially for the stall owners. However, the extreme situation in our hospitals and exponentially rising infection rates leave me no other choice," said Reiter. Beforehand, he had consulted extensively with the city's crisis team.

The Christkindlmarkt would have taken place from 22nd November to 24th December 2021. Reiter went on to explain the reason for the cancellation: "Anything else would cause an unjustifiable increase in the risk of infection and would send the wrong signal – especially to all the employees in our hospitals, who are working at their limits. It is now a matter of avoiding large gatherings of people as far as possible."

The complete statement from Dieter Reiter and further details can be found here >>

Video: Impressions of the Christkindlmarkt

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