Market of Ideas

Handcrafts from all over the world and international dishes

It’s the special flair of the “Market of Ideas” that brings the people of Munich to the Theresienwiese during Advent. The illuminated tents, the odours from all over the world, the happy hustel and bustle of performance artists, the sound of the Tief-im-Wald-Bar, the numerous market stalls in the tents with unique craftworks and last but not least the manifold offers of international organic food and beverages, creating this exceptional and peaceful atmosphere right before Christmas.

Market of Ideas

Various international exhibitors offer unique craftworks as well as country-specific goods and food. Tollwood makes sure that all products from so called developing countries i.e. coffee, tea, chocolate, have the “Fair Trade” label and therefore contributes to more equality.

Tollwood Weihnachtsmarkt

Fair Trade

More fairness

Grüner Pavillon

NGOs present themselves


Tollwood’s offer of food stalls is as diverse as the festival itself. Since 2003, all 50 restaurateurs at the “Market of Ideas” offer 100 per cent organic food. Starting with Indian Thali, to homemade burgers and sweet Baumstriezeln: there is something for each taste and also a vast variety of vegetarian and vegan organic food.

Indischer Mann

Raj Dhani

Food and drinks just like in the Indian village

Organic Certification

Great taste with a good conscience

Cloth Napkins

sustainable and saving resources


Information for exhibitors and restaurateurs:

Application process

for Market of Ideas

Application process

for restaurateurs

Market of Ideas

All enterprises, exhibitors and restaurateurs alike, who sell products at Tollwood are independent and have their own personel planning. Tollwood is not offering jobs for market or food stalls. Regarding data protection laws, it is not allowed to pass on contact information.

The exhibitors publish current job offers at Tollwood-Marktforum. On this platform it is also possible to publish a job application and to get in touch with the exhibitors directly.


The exhibitors at Tollwood Festival are independent enterprises, who sell their products at the festival. in case of refund or compensation claims, we kindly ask you to contact the exhibitor directly.

At Tollwood-Marktforum you can find information on all exhibitors of the past festivals, including a detailed description.

The “Market of Ideas” at the Winter Festival – like any other Christmas Market- is only open until 23rd December, 10 pm. On 24th December the Festival is closed. 26th to 30th December the show CAVEMAN takes place on the festival grounds. The festival ends with the events on New Years Eve.

Tollwood makes an effort to construct the festival grounds with its market stalls, toilets, entrances, pathes, areas of movement and encounters as accessible as possible. All tents (Bazar, Mercato, Weltsalon, Hilton Grand Chapiteau, Tief-im-Wald-Bar, Food-Plaza) as well as restrooms and many food stalls are accessible for wheelchair users. However, for safety reasons there are some restrictions (i.e. number of wheelchair spaces) which are determined in cooperation with the official authorities according to the technical data of each tent.

Read more on how to buy a ticket and reduced ticket prices, admission and spaces for wheelchairs at our events, as well as on our disability-friendly toilette [>>].

The “Market of Ideas” with market and food stalls has already been dismantled by New Years Eve. However, there are some food stalls at the Food Plaza as well as bars with Live-Music inside the tents. The Tollwood Market closes – like any other Christmas Market – on 23rd December, 10 pm.