Below is the top Christmas Markets that you shoud join this festive season including six cities of Strasbourg, Prague, Vieanna, Budapest, Gothenburg, Cologne.
1. Strasbourg, France
With olde-worlde charm in spades and little chocolate-box architecture, the France capital Alsace region is quite much the best setting for a Christmas market- no shock they have been holding one here yearly since 1570. It is also among the biggest in Europe, with approximately three hundred wooden stalls spread across eleven sites.
2. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is an initial place for Christmas-market connoisseurs, with 4 in close proximity to each other. The star places are the market in the Old Town Square – popular for its monster Christmas tree and Wenceslas square, which are only 5 minutes walk away from each other. There is also an actual market in Havelska Street, which takes a festive turn at right time of year, and there is little market in Republic Square as well.
3. Vienna, Austria
Vienna has one of the historical Christmas market in Europe, dating back to 1294 when Albrecht King I granted traders the right to hold crib market in the city. Nowadays, you can select between more than twenty different versions – we advised the old-world Spittelberg Christmas Market.
4. Budapest, Hungary
With its remarkable Art Nouveau buildings, snowy climate and cobbled streets, Budapest is a magical location to visit in the winter. The big Christmas market is on Voromarty Square, which has approximately hundred wooden cabins selling handicrafts and snacks. At 5 pm, turn your focus to the Gerbeaud Café, which is transformed into a big advent Calendar every year, for the starting of the latest window. Visit on December 6 from 3-4 pm for a sighting of Santa Claus.
5. Gothenburg, Sweden
Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg is the biggest Christmas market in Sweden – it takes 4 million fairy lights just to decorate the trees. The ground host 4 different markets, an ice rink and a kid’s entertainment area. There are lots to do, so arrive in the early afternoon before it gets dark and extremely chilly.
6. Cologne, Germany
Cologne Cathedral Market is a historical showstopper, with stalls of wood and a twenty five metre Nordmann beautiful tree draped in goblin light as its middle piece. There are 6 more to travel around in the beautiful city. The Harbour Market on the Rhine Banks has a remarkable seafaring theme – mulled fishy snacks and wine are served from stalls in a 16-metre-extensive wooden sailing ship, accompanied by carols and sea shanties. The Christmas Market Express train runs between the 4 big markets.