Colmar Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The old town of Colmar is decorated and illuminated with light, along the streets the Christmas lights are on display, troubadours and minstrels playing the flute, wooden toys, stained glass, wreaths, choirs and traditional concerts, live nativity, outdoor ice skating rinks, the big mailbox for Santa Claus, and then the typical products of Alsace as the bredle aniseed or the ...

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New York Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Christmas in New York is always something special. The city is full of lights like never before. There are several ice skating rinks and many Christmas trees covered with lights and Christmas decorations. All of the larger shopping centers and the most important commercial streets of the city are adorned with Christmas lights. Many shop windows are competing to have the most ...

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Nuremberg Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The city of Nuremberg is famous for its Christmas market, the Nürnberger Christkindlesmarkt. Alongside the traditional Christmas Market, Nuremberg offers one of the largest pedestrian zones in Europe, with the streets lit for the celebration and the Christmas Market of the Child. The wonderful “Nativity trail” linking the two markets. The Town Hall Square (Rathausplatz), nearby to the Christmas market (Christkindlesmarkt), ...

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Belfast Christmas Market

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Belfast is the capital of Northern Ireland and the second city of the island. Belfast is an important industrial, artistic, academic and commercial center and is the most important economic area of Northern Ireland. The city is famous for its murals that reflect the political and religious affiliation of the two communities: Catholic and Protestant. Belfast Christmas Market takes place to the grounds of the Belfast City ...

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Strasbourg Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

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

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

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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Glasgow Christmas Markets

Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, is located in the Scotland Lowlands about 50 km to the west of Edinburgh. The city of Glasgow was founded in the Middle Ages as a bishopric, it became one of the most important ports of Great Britain, in particular for the trade to America. There are few remains of medieval Glasgow, the two most ...

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Barcelona Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Barcelona, the economic capital of Spain and the second largest city in the country, is one of the most important cities of Spain from the point of view of tourism. In recent years, Barcelona has undergone major renovations becoming a modern metropolis, the city is universally known to keep many works of Antoni Gaudí. The city is also home to major ...

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Dresden Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The oldest Christmas market in Europe is taking place in Dresden, it is the famous Dresdner Striezelmarkt. The first document in the world that attests to a Christmas Market is dated 1434 and mentions a Striezelmarkt (market of the ‘Striezel’, a German sweet) that was held in Dresden. The Christmas market in Dresden includes a path, over a kilometer, between Prager ...

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Nice Christmas Market

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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