From ice skating to strolling around a Christmas market, Munich is the perfect place for a winter date! Check out our collection of 6 wonderful ideas.
Whether the city is full of powdery snow or it’s token sunny skies with a chill, we can guarantee you will have one of your best winter holidates in Munich! It is one of the regions where you can not only experience the best German food, beer, and tradition, but find some of the best seasonal activities to share with your significant other. With exquisite architectural views, you can even snap some Instagram-worthy pictures to further cherish all the great memories you’ll make.
To help you get going, we’ve put down a collection of 6 fantastic winter date ideas in Munich below, have a peek and find your next perfect plan!
Glühwein Boat Ride In Olympia Park
When planning some wonderful winter date ideas in Munich, don’t forget to include a glühwein boat ride! The Sayaq Adventures at Olympia Park is a Bored in Munich team favourite!
You can one of these fun goose shaped boats and get Glühwein and snacks included (or not depending on preference!). The boats cost 19€ for 1-2 persons and can be rented for a maximum of 30 minutes.
This location is also a great pick since Olympia Park is full of other great seasonal events such as the Fairytale Christmas Market, an Eisstockschießen location and some tasty food trucks to explore.
Where: Olympiapark // Olympiasee
Opening Hours: November 18 to December 18, 2022 // Fridays 2p.m to 8 p.m & Saturday-Sunday from noon to 8 p.m
Mandarin Oriental Winter Dome Dinner
One of the more unique (and special occasion) Munich winter date ideas we can recommend is spending a magical evening in one of the Mandarin Oriental winter domes.
These winter domes are a 8 to 12-person sitting dome on the rooftop terrace of the Mandarin Oriental in Munich. They offer mouthwatering German and Japanese cuisine as well as some of the finest wines in Germany. Not to mention the excellent aesthetics and view you get from this central location!
It is a lovely dinner date idea, especially with the lit candles and romantic ambiance it provides. They offer a buffet service which costs about €50. Comprehensive food options range from German, Italian, gluten-free, vegan, and many more.
Where: Mandarin Oriental // Neuturmstrasse 1,80331 Munich
Opening Hours: All week evenings from 24th November to 28th February. You have to make reservations.
Ice Skating in The City Center
What’s better than a winter ice skating date? How about one directly in the heart of Munich!
The Eiszauber am Stachus is a great central location in Munich to bring your next winter date to. Not only do they have a great program on their website filled with different themes and specials (two for the price of one ice skating on Sundays!), but the location also has a great series of huts attached to it where you can sit and sip on a warm winter beverage after…or perhaps before while you build up your confidence!
Where: Karlsplatz Stachus // Eiszauber
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:30 a.m to 10 p.m
Explore a Munich Christmas Market
If there is one place worth taking your date to in winter, it is the dazzling Munich Christmas Markets! They open every year at the end of November and go until Christmas or even until mid January.
Adventuring through the Christmas Markets is an opportunity to explore the city while also exploring tons of tasty traditional holiday snacks! Not to mention the many different types of mulled wine and warm Christmas beverages (blueberry Glühwein is one of our faves!) There are also a variety of German craft booths to browse and even some games.
There are different Christmas markets along various districts in Munich, but if you need some inspiration, check out our post of the 5 most unique Christmas Markets in Munich!
Where: Various locations // Check out our Ubahn map here and Christmas Market list!
Opening Hours: Various times
Try out Eisstockschießen (Bavarian Curling)
Eisstockschießen or Bavarian curling, is one of the Munich locals favourite winter sports. There are numerous festive and fun locations you can visit to play or try it out for the first time together. It’s a great date activity to break the ice…yes, we had to squeeze in that pun somewhere!
Eisstockschießen is made up of two teams, each having two players. Each group slides ice stocks over ice surfaces to aim their target or cover the most distance. During the shooting session, the teams compete for head to head. The team with the highest point wins after six games.
There are many different and unique locations in Munich, from The Fitzroy rooftop to the Park Cafe Winter Biergarten, but we’ve gone one step ahead for you and put together this helpful list of our top rated Eisstockschießen locations!
Where: Various locations // Check out our list of the best locations here!
Opening Hours: Various times depending on location
Explore the Botanical Gardens
In case you were not already aware, Munich has an amazing botanical garden with over 14,000 plants of different species from around the globe!
You’ll have a wonderful experience exploring the different gardens and getting a break from the cold- pro tip, don’t dress too warm because the inside of the Botanical Gardens can be incredibly toasty! In the plant houses you can find more than 2000 orchid species, see frogs, koi fish, and even some palm trees in the glasshouse complex.
A garden cafeteria offers cakes and coffee for you to enjoy with the lush garden view from the terrace cafe. The gate fee at the botanical garden costs €4.50 for adults and is free for anyone below 18 years of age.
You can hire a guide for as low as €3.00, but it’s optional. We usually prefer to wander around ourselves and explore!
Where: Menzinger Strasse 65,80638 Munich
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm.