Europe’s Huge Christmas Markets

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The excitement, joy and entertainment of European countries are coming before Christmas. The bright, majestic Christmas markets, where music echoes, are set up in the city center and add color.

There is a different Christmas excitement in every country. Different cultures, different architecture, different cuisine, each city leaves many different traces of memories.

 

Vienna

 

There are temporary Christmas markets in Vienna as well as stationary Christmas markets. The biggest Christmas markets in the capital are the Wiener Christkindlmark, set in the square in front of the city hall. The Adventmark am Hof at the Alwiener Christkindlmarkt and am Hof Square in Freyung area attracts attention with traditional handcrafts.

The Naschmarkt Christmas market is another market where you can see surprises.

 

vienna
vienna

 

 

 

Strasbourg

 

Strasbourg, the capital of Europe, is also known as the capital of Christmas markets and Christmas. Strasbourg, which is a little German, has become a mythical place since November. Small wooden houses where gift items and Christmas ornaments are sold await visitors in 11 separate districts.

You can visit the markets freely and conveniently as the entire city is closed to Central car traffic.

Founded in the city since 1570, Christkindelsmärik is one of Europe’s oldest and largest Christmas markets. Other markets to visit are Place de la Cathedrale, place Broglie, Place d’Austerlitz and Place Gutenberg.

 

strasbourg
strasbourg

 

 

 

Paris

 

Paris’s colorful, glittering Christmas markets are set up in many parts of the city every year. The market on the street, stretching from Concorde Square to zafer takası, is one of the most central.

Hundreds of small, cute little hut side-by-side creates a spectacular view. La Defense is the capital’s largest Christmas Market. In an area of 10,000 square meters called ‘chalet’ 250 in the cottage, Christmas decorations and handicrafts, except jam, cakes and cheese varieties are sold.

Hot wineries are a must for Christmas markets. That’s why he’s in the Paris markets. You will be able to find all kinds of food drinks, a wide variety of souvenirs in these markets.

 

paris christmas
paris christmas

 

 

Budapest

 

Tuna’s pupil in Budapest, Christmas time is quite cold. Despite this, Christmas markets are a lot of fun. In particular, the Christmas Market in Vörösmarty tér is one of the most beautiful examples you can taste local dishes with the accompaniment of the zigzag music, test traditional drinks Palinka and enjoy the dancing of the chariots.

As in other European cities, the stands are lined up here in the form of huts. Here, the hot wine service is filled with huge green cauldrons by women in local clothes. Covers, porcelains and woodwork are the most beautiful gifts you can get from here. Handicrafts stand out in the market area of pest.

 

Budapest
Budapest

 

 

 

Madrid

 

Plaza Mayor is one of the most touristic spots in the capital. This Square, where the Inquisition courts were established centuries ago and people were burned, is home to today’s capcanian Christmas markets. There are many Christmas markets in the surrounding areas, but none of them are as popular here. And this Sunday is a favorite of the kids.

 

Madrid
Madrid

 

 

 

Naples

 

Naples is the most interesting and lively Christmas Market in Italy.

Various kinds of products are sold on the streets such as Via Donizetti, Via San Gregorio Armeno, via Scarlatti, via merliani and Via Luca Giordano.

 

Naples
Naples

 

 

 

Brugge

 

Brugge, famous for its canals, architecture, fairytale houses, the sharp chocolate smell spreading across the streets and hundreds of varieties of beer, is one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Christmas time is also beautiful…

Market Square, where the Christmas Market is established, is chirping every year. In the square, it is worth to try Kwak with the mussels served in black pots and the famous beers served in a private glass. The city of laces, krillettes and flowers, Brugge, is also the scene of Great Lighting at Christmas.

 

brugge
brugge

 

 

 

Prague

 

Prague is a fairground at Christmas time. The most magnificent and beautiful of the markets is set in the Old City Square. Narrow cobbled streets still bear the mystery of the Middle Ages. There is a magical atmosphere in Prague that is different from other European countries.

The most interesting structure of the square is Tyn Church. You can find many products, from Bohemian crystals to porcelain, amber candles to glass figurines and work clothes, in stands that look like they are built on the foot of the church.

 

Prague
Prague

 

 

 

Cophenhagen

 

The city of Scandinavia is one of the most liveliest cities in Copenhagen.  The park, famous for its amusement tents, concert areas, restaurants, is preparing for Christmas market in mid-November. Ice skating on the track and tasting Danish famous meatballs are among the alternatives.

 

Cophenhagen
Cophenhagen

 

 

 

Cologne

 

Christmas markets are held every year in many cities in Germany, including Berlin, Nuremberg, Aachen and Frankfurt. Cologne is one of the most enjoyable markets after Berlin. Cologne’s fourth largest city, Cologne’s most impressive Christmas Market, is set around Cologne Cathedral. In this market there are wooden stands where decorative objects, art works and handmade souvenirs are sold.

 

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cologne

 

 

 

 

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