European Christmas markets

Twinkling Lights and Pretty Sights! 5 Nice European Christmas markets

Christmas time is the most enchanting time of the year and is celebrated with much gaiety around the world. Some of the most beautiful Christmas markets can be found in picturesque European cities.

The best destinations for a perfect Christmas holiday in Europe are listed below

Frankfurt, Germany

Dating back to 1393, Frankfurt’s Christmas market is considered the largest in all of Germany. Every December the village square is decorated with lights adding to the festive atmosphere of the season. The eloquent stand decorations, the picturesque surroundings on the Römerberg and St Paul’s Square and the tall Christmas tree combine to make the market one of the most beautiful in Germany.

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Strasbourg, France

Founded in 1570, Strasbourg’s Christmas market is the oldest and most famous in all of France. The city is widely popular as “the capital of Christmas”, and rightly so. The city’s markets proudly showcase the deep-rooted history and traditions of Alsatian Christmas.

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Vienna Austria

In the capital Vienna, there are over 25 different markets to explore, shop, eat and get into the Christmas spirit! Don’t miss the ‘Weihnachtspunsch’, the Christmas Punch; it will bring you into the joyful fervor of the season. Also visit the nativity scenes in St. Peter’s Church.

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Basel, Switzerland

The most beautiful and largest markets in Switzerland are the Christmas markets on Barfüsserplatz and Münsterplatz in Basel. There are lights, decorations and warm winter food on the market’s traditional wooden chalets.

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Vipiteno, Italy

Located high in the snowy mountains, the Vipiteno Christmas Market offers visitors a beautiful Christmas atmosphere in the small town. There are beautiful works of art for sale and the streets and Vipiteno are enveloped in the smell of freshly baked gingerbread and apple pies.

Sing some Christmas carols, spread the Christmas season, watch the lighting of a tree and enjoy a wintery, beautiful Christmas in Europe.
Sing some Christmas carols, spread the Christmas season, watch the lighting of a tree and enjoy a wintery, beautiful Christmas in Europe.

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