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Vienna Christmas Markets

Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square (Wiener Christkindlmarkt am Rathausplatz), Vienna, Austria. Author Manfred Werner. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

The Wiener Adventzauber (the Magic of Advent in Vienna) is housed in the Town Hall Square of Vienna and is one of the culminating events of the great feast of Christmas. This event has become part of the atmosphere before Christmas, so as to make cookies in the oven, or choose Christmas gifts. The smell of gingerbread, almonds and honey, in fact, ...

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Wroclaw Christmas Markets

Christmas market in Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland. Author Klearchos Kapoutsis. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution..

Wroclaw (Breslau in German), is the historical capital of Silesia and is today the fourth largest city in Poland. Important trading town since the Middle Ages, Wroclaw, was part of Germany from the eighteenth century until the end of World War II. The city has an architecture influenced by the various peoples who have lived or who have controlled it. There ...

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Krakow Christmas Markets

Krakow, the ancient capital of Poland, is the most important tourist destination in the country, the city is known for its beautiful old town from the spectacular architecture rich in Gothic churches and Baroque palaces. The main attractions of the city include the Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny), which is overlooked by the Renaissance palace Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) and the ...

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Warsaw Christmas Markets

Christmas Market in Warsaw, Poland. Author Strzelec. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Warsaw, the capital of Poland and its largest city, extending along the Vistula River in the plains of Mazovia. Founded at the end of the thirteenth century as a castle and residence of the Dukes of Masovia, at the beginning of the fifteenth century, the city had expanded outside the original medieval wall enclosing the Old City, so it was ...

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Cirencester Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author Luis Torregrossa. No Copyright

Located in Gloucestershire, Cirencester is a city of Roman origin, one of the oldest in the country. The Romans called it Corinium Dobunnorum and it was an important seat of markets. The Romans built temples, a forum, an amphitheater and, in the second century, the town was surrounded by walls, it seems that, in Roman times, Cirencester was the second ...

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Yerevan Christmas Market

Yerevan Christmas Market, Armenia

Situated along the Hrazdan River, in the western part of the country, at the eastern end of the plain of Ararat, Yerevan is the administrative, cultural and industrial center of the country. The history of Yerevan dates back to the eighth century BC, with the founding of the fortress of Erebuni in 782 BC by King Argishti I on the ...

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Copenhagen Christmas Markets

Copenhagen Christmas Market, Denmark. Author Chad Kainz (smaedli). Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Copenhagen, the capital and largest city of Denmark, is also the main hub of tourist attraction in the country. The city is full of fine buildings, as in the medieval Old Town (Middelalderbyen) where is the small island of Slotsholmen with the Christiansborg Palace and Christianshavn, or as the royal palace of Amalienborg, or the buildings in the suburb of Frederiksstaden, ...

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Riga Christmas Markets

House of the Blackheads, Riga, Latvia. Author Wilson44691. No Copyright

Riga, Latvia’s capital, lies at the mouth of the Daugava River, close to the Baltic Sea. Founded in the thirteenth century by the Germans the city came soon became part of the Hanseatic League, and became an important trading port on the Baltic. Riga belonged to the Knights of the Teutonic Order and  in the seventeenth century became Swedish, in the ...

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Tallinn Christmas Markets

Tallinn Christmas Market, Estonia. Author Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

The capital of Estonia has its own Christmas market since 2001, but Tallinn also boasts of being the city that had the first Christmas tree ! In fact legend tells that, in 1441, in the same square where today takes place the Tallinn Christmas Market, a bachelor merchant danced and sang along with the local girls around a tree, which they set ...

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Bratislava Christmas Markets

Christmas Market in Bratislava, Slovakia. Author fortysix_vie. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is located along the Danube River, in a beautiful location between the mountains of the Alps and the Carpathians, a few kilometers from the Austrian capital Vienna. The city of Bratislava has an interesting old town dominated by a beautiful castle, the old town is made up of a maze of streets and squares where alternating fine buildings ...

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