Best Christmas markets in Europe
With great zeal Christmas has been the biggest and most famous festival celebrated by the world. During this festival huge Christmas markets are held in various countries, which are great places for Christmas shopping. Germany is well known as the first Christmas markets, and since then the trend has been continued in almost all places of European countries. In Europe, these markets are extending from the past 700 years. You will find them in most of the European cities where you can shop for some unusual gifts that range from trendy items to local handicrafts, jewellery, pottery, etc. and don’t forget to taste the unique Christmas cuisines available there.
Holiday markets are installed across Europe a month before Christmas. For those of you looking to escape the stresses and strains of Christmas at home by swapping that for a trip to Europe’s best Christmas markets, then take a look at the below list of incredible markets.
1.Paris Christmas Markets
The city of lights is undoubtedly one of the best places in Europe for your Christmas shopping. Paris Christmas markets are regarded as the most elegant, graceful and chic markets of Europe. It houses something for every visitor. During this festive season, you will discover every part of the city is decorated with fairy lights and glittering in a beautiful manner. At this time Paris becomes a wonderland for shopping. You will feel the festive fever all around. To complete your tour, make a Visit to Disneyland Paris and feel the magic of Christmas in the dreamland.
London Christmas Markets
London looks like a paradise during this season; you will discover every part of the city decorated with fascinating lights and Christmas trees. Festive parties and events will be all around. In Christmas markets, you will come across numerous shopping opportunities from bountiful of traditional toys to trendy clothes and Handicrafts and for kids. You will find a range of cuisines for your foodie needs including particular festive food and drinks.
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Munich Trade Fair is organised on the central town square, Marienplatz. It is a classic example of old German holiday market where the aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts lingers in the air. Sweet biscuits and chocolate fountains with glazed skewered on a stick fruit are found here. If you want to take a glance at yesteryears, then do visit the market from November 25 to December 23, Munich Medieval Fair. There will be sellers dressed in ancient costumes, and you can also try out dishes cooked in ancient recipes.
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Christmas in Copenhagen
Not lagging behind with other European countries, Copenhagen also gets prepared with the other capitals. The market has already been opened with beautiful decorations all around. Extravagant boutiques come on street Stroget from where people buy expensive Christmas gifts. But the most amusing thing to enjoy is the amusement park of Tivoli. You should not miss the glass of mulled wine which is popularly known as glogg with special apple doughnuts aebleskiver and roasted almonds in these places.
Christmas in Bath
The first is the Bath Christmas Market, which is much closer to home than the rest. Situated right in the city centre, overlooked by the stunning Bath Abbey, the rows of charming wooden huts selling beautifully crafted gifts and other handmade items create a haven for people who prefer their gifts “bespoke.” You can’t help but be captivated by the quaint atmosphere, which is made extra special by the wafting smells of home cooked food and spiced wine, and the warm tones of local carol singers.
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Vienna Christmas market
In Vienna, it is back to a more traditional and romantic market. This age-old Christmas market has been in existence since 1294, and there is no city more suited to hosting it. Bursting with charm, bathed in romance and providing the perfect setting for stunning Christmas celebrations, Vienna indeed does it with gusto. From Christmas punch to roasted chestnuts to unique local handicrafts; it is easy to get carried away by the atmosphere here.
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Prague, Czech Republic
Wenceslas Square and Old Town are excellent decorated Christmas markets. Walking pass through these markets make you feel that you are in medieval times. Most of the Christmas markets are similar to German markets, but the difference is that it has grocery shelves that make you feel the taste of the Czech Republic. The best place to buy cookies is vanocni cukrovi and you should try a special festive soup vanocni rybi polevka. Take note that this is a rare fair that works after the New Year. Car hire in Prague will help to visit this beautiful city and its surrounding areas.
There’s no better place to celebrate all things Christmas than right in the heart of Europe. So, if you are visiting Europe this Christmas vacation then tries to celebrate it in a different style by visiting these Christmas markets. That way you’re bound to have an unforgettable travel experience, and you’ll come home with Christmas Spirit to spare.
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