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Berlin Christmas markets

Christmas market in Berlin, Germany. Author Ethan Lindsey. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

With the start of the Christmas season, Berlin is full of Christmas markets (Berliner Weihnachtsmärkte), with more than 60 markets, the city offers everything for Christmas shopping. In addition to complete the Berlin Christmas there are numerous organized events, concerts, cultural events, lights and Christmas trees, the winter landscape of Potsdamer Platz, carriage rides through the streets of the city ...

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Salzburg Christmas Markets

Christmas market in Salzburg, Austria. Author Ragesoss. No Copyright

Salzburg is the city of Mozart and music, city of art featuring a beautiful old town – the Altstadt – full of monuments and museums. The Christmas Markets of the Infant Jesus (Christkindlmarkt) are held in Salzburg at the foot of the Hohensalzburg fortress, in Cathedral Square and inResidence Square, in the historic center of the city. The Christmas markets in Salzburg are formed by ...

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Lübeck Christmas Markets

Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Author Motiqua. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

In the magnificent atmosphere of the ancient historic city of Lübeck takes place an exciting advent, with numerous Christmas markets, shows, songs and other Christmas events. Lübeck was an important city of the famous Hanseatic League and today retains evidence of its glorious past which have earned it a place among the world heritage sites of UNESCO. The first Christmas market, ...

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Prague Christmas Markets

Prague Christmas Markets, Czech Republic. Author Karelj. No Copyright

The Christmas Market (Vánoční trhy) in Prague is formed by two main markets that take place in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, the other two smaller markets are located in Vinohrady (Vánoční trhy Náměstí Míru) and Republic Square (Náměstí Republiky). All four markets are within a short distance of each other. The Prague Christmas markets consist of wooden stalls ...

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Strasbourg Christmas Markets

Strasbourg Christmas Markets (Marché de noël de Strasbourg), Alsace, France. Author notfrancois. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Strasbourg is famous for its ancient Christmas market, which takes place since 1570 in the cathedral square, this market is the oldest Christmas market in France. The Christmas market in Strasbourg offers to the visitors a touch of adventure and rich flavors, such as those present in the Bredle market, the “Bredle” are in fact delicious traditional sweets prepared during Advent. 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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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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Nice Christmas Market

Nice, Côte d'Azur, France. Author Martinp1. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Nice, the main city of the French Riviera – known for its mild climate even in winter – overlooking the Bay of Angels (Baie des Anges). Popular attractions include the famous beachfront promenade the “Promenade des Anglais” and the district of the Old Nice (Vieux-Nice). During Christmas, the city is a triumph of lights that contribute to the magical Christmas and festive atmosphere that permeates the ...

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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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Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Markets, Germany. Author Ramessos. No Copyright

The main Christmas market in the city of Munich is the “Market of the Child Jesus” (Christkindlmarkt) held in Marienplatz, the central square in Munich. It has a very old tradition, its origins date back to the Markets of St. Nicholas of the fourteenth century, even though the first written evidence of the 1642.  Daily live music resounds from the ...

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