Christmas in Europe is one of the most magical times. Visiting any of these Christmas Markets would be an amazing experience. Why don’t you see one for yourself? Below we have outlined 6 amazing Christmas Markets that you have to see to believe.
Christkindlesmarkt is held in the medieval town of Nuremberg, Germany. The market is held in the centre of the Aldstadt or Old Town and is one of the most thriving Christmas markets in the world. Let yourself be enchanted by the special, festive atmosphere and wander through the whole city. Famous for the Nuremberg Sausage or gingerbread. Take a stagecoach tour of the city and soak in the magic. Browser the beautiful Christmas tree decorations. Drink hot mulled wine and let it warm you up.
The Striezelmarkt in Dresden is one of Germany’s oldest documented Christmas markets. Founded as a one-day market in 1434, it celebrated its 580th anniversary in 2014. The traditional Christmas Market with its romantic and festive charm is an inspiration itself, a real treasure trove for real traditional hand made crafts. The market has the worlds tallest Christmas cracker.
Enjoy holiday punch and roasted chestnuts in Austria’s capitol of Vienna this holiday season. Some version of the Vienna Christmas Market has been happening since 1298. Rich with foods and handicrafts this market is set against the glorious baroque backdrop of Austria’s Capitol.
The Birmingham Christmas Market is a clean sign that the holidays have started. In 1966 the Frankfurt, Birmingham partnership started and the traditional german christmas market started 15 years ago. Brining people from all over the county it has become a beloved event, which is extending past Christmas until the 28th this year. Abundant with traditional goods and gifts such as handcrafted decorations and toys its sure to elicit joy out of every guest that attends. There is also traditional german foods like pretzels, bratwursts and roasted almonds and well as gluhwein, weissbeer and hot chocolate.
Southbank Christmas Market is between Waterloo Bridge and the London Eye in chalet style buildings, where you can stroll along the river Thames and enjoy all the bright lights and holiday spirit that this festival will bring. Strolling through the stalls you will find handcrafted toys and gifts as well as picking up some scrumptious offerings of sausages, hog roasts, candy floss and chocolates.
The charming french city of Strasbourg claims it is the capital of Christmas and we just might have to agree. With its famous wooden huts being installed in the Grande-Île you can stroll through the pedestrian only square and discover the heart and magic of the spirit of Christmas. With 300 stalls this Christmas market is one of the oldest and biggest in Europe. You can find craft objects, regional produce and typical Christmas decorations within the farm and friendly market.
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