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The Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Europe

Winter is a wonderful time to visit European cities and some of the most beautiful Christmas markets, especially if you are looking for gifts or simply want to surrender to the Christmas atmosphere.

1. London

Spectacular Christmas destination is “Winter Wonderland” at Hyde Park. It lasts for 6 exciting weeks, starting on 20 November. Entrance is free and there have more than 100 attractions – something for everyone.

2. Birmingham

Birmingham has the largest authentic market in Europe with 5.5 million visitors a year. This year there are even 180 stalls. The market runs from 12 November to 22 December.

3. Vienna

On the eve of Christmas, each year Vienna turns into the open market. Smell of punch and Christmas cookies nowadays fulfill the most famous squares in Vienna.

4. Cologne

From 23 November to 23 December, you can feel the magic of Christmas in this formally decorated town.

5. Lille

In the heart of winter, Lille shines with joy. The whole town looks like it was spend a magic wand and welcomes all those who want to be left of the Christmas magic. The market runs from November 18th to December 30th.

6. Dresden

The city of Dresden has 11 markets. There you can experience the holiday story through theaters, special exhibitions and performances. It runs from November 26th to December 24th.

7. Leipzig

Christmas Market in Leipzig is one of the oldest in Germany. It dating from 1458 and has 6 special market sectors located throughout the historic fascinating sight in the city center.

8. Nuremberg

The smells of warmed wine, roasted almonds, punch and warm bread fill the air in Nuremberg. It all starts with the opening of Christkindlesmarkt.

9. Brussels

The market in Brussels is filled with joy, light and festive atmosphere. It opens on November 27thand runs until January 3rd.

10. Colmar

Colmar is a city where you can experience the magic of Christmas for 6 weeks through the maze of small alleys and venerable old houses in a unique and intimate atmosphere.

11. Aachen

Every year before Christmas the squares and streets in front of the main cathedral of Aachen converted into a paradise of lights and colors, cheerful sounds and seductive smells.

12. Zagreb

The first city on the list of best European destinations for Christmas is Zagreb. The streets of this city invited you to participate by singing, dancing and other types of entertainment. The market runs from November 28th to January 10th.

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