15 Best Christmas Markets in Europe

It’s that festive time of the year once again, when sleigh bells are ringing and Christmas trees are being raised across the world.

But amongst the light shows and mince pies, one of the best things about Christmas will always be the Christmas Markets, and few places in the world throw such festive displays as Europe.


From the end of November through to Christmas Eve, you’ll be able to enjoy all the trappings of a classic German festive market.

Nuremberg, Germany

You’ll find the famed Advent Feast, where from November through to New Year you can enjoy some of the finest food in the city.

Budapest, Hungary

Vienna, Austria

The biggest event takes place right in the center, at City Hall Square, where you can find a tall Christmas tree and endless lights and decorations.

Brussels, Belgium

It’s the capital that is home to the most festive Christmas market in the country.

Brussels hosts its world-renowned Christmas Market every year from late November until the New Year.

Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg’s unique mix of German and French heritage ensures that this is a market not to be missed.

Munich, Germany

Here you’ll find an enormous Christmas tree and the best of the market stalls, all decked out in Christmas decorations of course.

The market is held in the main central square and it’s a resplendent place to indulge in festive treats such as Polish dumplings and soups, and of course, hot alcoholic beverages.

Krakow, Poland

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