… London                           

If you’re into kitsch (who isn’t at Christmas time?), then London is the place for you. The Christmas by the River market offers punch, culinary delights, cute wooden huts and handcrafted gifts set against the spectacular backdrop of Tower Bridge. Once again, you’ll find it less than a mile from Wombat’s City Hostel London. You can walk directly over Tower Bridge and take in some sights along the way.

More Christmas markets see here.

… Vienna

These days, you need to be particularly lucky to experience a white Christmas in Vienna. However, with plenty of festive decorations hanging across the city, you’ll hardly notice the lack of snow.

A stroll through the city will most likely see you pass a punch stand or two and it will almost certainly lead you to at least one of the enchanting Christmas Markets that pop-up in every public square.

Some of the most famous markets include those at Schönbrunn Palace, City Hall and on Karlsplatz-which happens to be a very short walk away from Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna!

Link: Christmas Markets in Vienna

… Munich

Directly on the doorstep of Wombat’s City Hostel Werksviertel you will find the WinterWunderWerk. Step out our front door and walk directly into a world of festive cheer, complete with curling and ice-skating.

See: Munich Tip: WinterWunderWerk

If you’re looking for something traditional, you can visit the different markets at Sendlinger Tor, where, it is said, markets have been taking place as early as 1886. For our dear guests in the City Hostel Hauptbahnhof, this journey back in time is less than 15 minutes’ walk away.

For those who would like to discover more Christmas markets in Munich – here is an overview.

… Budapest

This is where things get really cosy. The most famous Christmas markets – Vörösmarty Square, Fashion Street, Erszébet Square, City Hall Park and St. Stephen’s Basilica are all less than 10 minutes’ walk from the City Hostel Budapest. Nothing can stand in the way of your own mulled wine tour!

Speaking of tours!

We’ve got a special discount for Wombat’s customers and those merry travellers who want to visit multiple cities and markets this Christmas.

When you stay in one hostel, you can get 10% off your next stay in any other Wombat’s city. Simply book your stay through our website and you’ll receive your promo code to use for your next Wombat’s visit!

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Right on the doorstep of our City Hostel Munich Werksviertel, you can experience the atmospheric advent fair, “WinterWunderWerk”. Rich in attractions, dense with activities and a seasonal feast for the senses, this is guaranteed to be a Christmas treat.

Awash in a sea of lights and mulled wine, you’ll find a comprehensive programme packed with winter activities, festive attractions and a diverse line-up of live events.

A Magical Christmas Market takes centre stage under the brilliantly lit statue of Pegasus, a Werksviertel landmark. Until the 11th of December, there will be mulled-wine, warm treats, great gifts, hands-on activities and a varied live programme for the young and old at Knödelplatz. See the programme here

You will also find the ice-skating rink at Knödelplatz, less than 2 minutes’ walk from Wombat’s City Hostel. A generous 200sq metre in size, get ready for great music to soundtrack your frosty adventures. Afterwards, warm yourself up by sampling some of the food on offer.

The Container Collective guarantee group fun with some classic curling. About a minute away from the City Hostel in the opposite direction, here you can pretend to have a sporting ambition. If you need to improve your game, there is organic mulled wine on offer ;-)

Open daily from 11:00 to 22:00 – timeslots can be booked in advance here.

Have fun!

Wonderful live-music, great vibe, meet & chat meet & chat with the artists while sampling some whiskey and for sure some “open microphone” surprises – all that with free entry!

Wombat’s first Grand Jam Tour hits the road this month. Get ready for some outstanding performers:

We’ll have singer-songwriter Ray Heffernan, the guy who wrote the original version of the Robbie Williams classic “Angels”. We kid you not! A forthcoming docuseries about Robbie will cover this episode from Ray’s life! As well as that, Ray also has songwriting credits for Eros Ramazzotti and Helene Fischer!

© Vittoria Caligara 

Grand Jam Tourdates

14 November21:00Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna
15 November21:00Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Werksviertel
16 November21:00Wombat’s City Hostel Munich Hauptbahnhof
17 November21:00Wombat’s City Hostel Budapest
19 November21:00Wombat’s City Hostel London

As ever, womBEATS master of ceremony and musical host, Shane Ó Fearghail, will be on tour and on stage. His sense of humor and his unmistakable voice are very well known among womBEATS regulars. On the tour, he will be debuting a new album and its first single “You To Hold”.

© Anca Coleasa

Viki Rácz will roundup the Grand Jam Pack with her signature melodic and atmospheric indie-folk approach.

Free Entry!

So, come and join the party! Admission is free, and you don’t even have to stay at Wombat’s to be enjoy the shows! If you can’t make it to the venues, follow the tour (almost) live on womBEATS’ Facebook and Instagram channels!

What’s womBEATS?

Wombat’s sees itself as part of the local art and culture scene – in every city we are honored to be simultaneously hosts and guests at the same time. To emphasize this, we have created a format for both traveling and local artists under the title womBEATS. Find out more on womBEATS official website.

After Corona forced a two year hiatus, the time has finally come again – Munich’s Oktoberfest is back! This year’s comeback arrives with some exciting news.

Most importantly (with a slight Wombat’s bias), this will be the first Wies’n where we have two fully operational hostels in Munich. To mark this occasion, we’ve put together a special package for both of these houses – Munich Hauptahnhof and Munich Werskviertel.

Here are the key points:

  • discount: 20%
  • travel dates: 18.09. – 03.10.2022, only Sunday-Thursday
  • minimum stay of 2 nights
  • limited offer – only 50 beds available per hostel
  • only bookable via our website – here!

Apart from that, what are the other important details? Reservations at Oktoberfest are usually only possible by the table (booked well in advance) – but for the first time there is the opportunity to make individual reservations, including a Wiesnkrug and a guided tour of the city. The bad news is that the package is offensively priced, even by Munich standards and there are only a few remaining slots.

The good news, however, is that entry to Oktoberfest is basically free and there is always room for guests without reservations. If you don’t want to find yourself in endless queues, take a look at the Oktoberfest barometer. A good rule of thumb – during the week and the earlier in the day, the less busy it is. The Wiesn opens at 9am and beer starts being served at midday.

We have regulars who swear by a Maß as a late breakfast of champions ;-)

There are no official Corona measures or restrictions in place. Everything else is the same as ever: the beer is priced between €12.80 and €16.80 for a Maß, backpacks and large bags are forbidden and the tents close at 11:30pm.

Getting from Wombat’s to the Oktoberfest

From Wombat’s City Hostel Hauptbahnhof it is a nice 10 minute walk.

From City Hostel Werksviertel take the S1, S3, S4, S8 directly from Munich East Station to Marienplatz which also takes around 10 minutes.

Enjoy and – Prost!

PS: Couldn’t make it to Oktoberfest this year? Make sure you get your beds for 2023. Start 3.10.2022!

We’re gonna have a party! Sonoras Mil from Columbia have just added another two stops to their European tour: On 28 July 2022 you will be able to experience Sonoras Mil’s freaky funky mix of reggae, dub, rock, salsa, latin and electronica live – with free admission at Wombat’s City Hostel Vienna! And on 4 August at our City Hostel Munich!

Be there and sample some tropical feeling with a whole lot of groove. Taste of Sonora Mils sound & vibe here!

August will bring a sharp contrast: singer-songwriter Viki Rácz is renown for her delicate voice and fine musical shades. Rácz will perform on 2nd of August at our City Hostel Vienna.

Mark Peters, the versatile singer-songwriter from London, will also play Munich on 9th August! Following on from his 5th July performance at our City Hostel Vienna. Mark will be joined on stage at the City Hostel Munich Werksviertel by The Dark Band!

After Columbian funk and poetic songs comes..? You guess it – “the no-hit wonder from the Bavarian Forest”? Karin Rabhansl, the notorious powerhouse of cabaret-meets-Bavarian-non-traditional-songwriting will perform at our City Hostel Vienna. Experience what bird-wild Rabhansl does with a room and with the audience, only using her voice, her guitar and a loop station: You can see Karin Rabhansl on 6 September 2022, like always: free entry!

Karin Rabhansl: Liederbayern strikes back! (Foto: Sven Rödig Bilderbube)

You Are an Artist And Interested in womBEATS?

You offer:

  • Your art
  • You want to perform at Wombat’s
  • Commitment to join us in creating a respectful space to promote art and culture.

We offer:

  • 30% off on accommodation, womBAR, Tasty Brekkie, Minibar.
  • Possibility to perform for a fee and with professional supervision
  • Possible participation in the “Grand Jam Tour” through our Wombat’s City Hostels

Then: Welcome!

Just send us an Email with a short bio and audio samples (social media links are welcome, too). We are looking forward to your message!

Every first Tuesday of the month, renowned performers as well as exciting newcomers await you live in our City Hostels. Enjoy surprising musical encounters with free admission!

About July’s womBEATS Artist Mark Peters:

Singer-Songwriter equals Folk music? Nope. Londoner Mark Peters incorporates influences from Nick Drake to Radiohead, in a style that bears not only the unmistakable imprint of Folk & Jazz, but also blends elements of Rock, Blues and Funk. He is also one of those rare performers with both impressive guitar skills and the songs to match.

Peters is clearly a musician who will attract a wide array of listeners to our Wombat’s family.

On July 5, Mark Peters will perform at our City Hostel Vienna Naschmarkt (start 20:30), musically welcomed by the great Irish singer-songwriter and womBEATS host Shane Ó Fearghail. Surprise guests are – like always – quite likely… ;-)

We are looking forward to welcoming you to this wonderful womBEATS event!


You Are an Artist And Interested in womBEATS?

You offer:

  • Your art
  • You want to perform at Wombat’s
  • Commitment to join us in creating a respectful space to promote art and culture.

We offer:

  • 30% off on accommodation, womBAR, Tasty Brekkie, Minibar.
  • Possibility to perform for a fee and with professional supervision
  • Possible participation in the “Grand Jam Tour” through our Wombat’s City Hostels

Then: Welcome!

Just send us an Email with a short bio and audio samples (social media links are welcome, too). We are looking forward to your message!

Links:

Mark Peters

Shane Ó Fearghail