Helsinki Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Helsinki – capital of Finland – overlooking the Baltic Sea, just in front of the Estonian capital, Tallinn, which is only 80 km. The city was founded in the sixteenth century by the Swedes under the name of Helsingfors. Helsinki in 1812 became part of the Russian Empire, the city was rebuilt by the Russians to give her the role ...

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Cologne Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Cologne (Köln), is a historic city in Germany, an ancient Roman colony known since 50 AD with the name of Colonia Claudia Ara Agrippinensium, from which it derives its current name. The city developed in the Middle Ages when it became one of the most important cities in the Holy Roman Empire. Due to its strategic position at the center of ...

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Vienna Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

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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Innsbruck Christmas Markets

Christmas markets in Innsbruck, Austria. Author and Copyright Liliana Ramerini...

Innsbruck (Austria) is the most important city in the Austrian Tyrol, and the state capital of North Tyrol. The city was a fortified frontier outpost at the time of the Roman Empire. Located on important communication routes, especially the access routes to Italy. In the thirteenth century it became a city, becoming more and more important up to touch the height ...

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Philadelphia Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The city of Philadelphia was founded in 1682 by William Penn at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. However, this area had been colonized by the Swedes and the Dutch, they fought for the control of the Delaware Valley between 1623 and 1655. The Dutch in 1655 conquered the Swedish territories. The English conquered the Dutch colony in 1664. The start of ...

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Stockholm Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden, it has a beautiful old town, which during the Christmas season gives the best with the streets and shops decorated with Christmas lights and garlands. Do not miss the period around the feast of Saint Lucia (13 December), but all the weeks leading up to Christmas – starting from the last week of November – are plenty of events ...

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Bolzano Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Bolzano is a city of medieval origin which is today the most important city and the capital of South Tyrol (Alto Adige in Italian). The city is located in the Isarco valley near where this river flows in the Adige river. At the northern end of the historic center is located the Mareccio Castle, a fortified stricture of medieval origin, two ...

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Trento Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

The capital of the autonomous province of the same name, Trento is located in a strategic location along the banks of the Adige River. The city was an important trading center since Roman times, but reached the zenith of power during the sixteenth century, when the city became a possession of the Hapsburgs. Trento is dominated by the imposing Buonconsiglio Castle ...

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Devon Christmas Markets

Christmas balls. Author and copyright Marco Ramerini

Devon, or historically Devonshire, is a county in the United Kingdom, which is located on the peninsula of Cornwall in England. The county of Devon is one of the largest counties of England. This region of the country is bounded to the north by the Celtic Sea to the east it borders with Somerset and Dorset, to the south overlooking the English Channel ...

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Wroclaw Christmas Markets

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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