The days are getting shorter, the leaves are falling, and the temperature is dropping: all we want to do is curl up in front of a cozy fire, devour gingerbread cookies and share some eggnog with our friends. To inspire you during the Holiday season, here are a top 10 of some of the best European markets to immerse yourself in the Holiday spirit and discover the European traditions.
Vienna's Christmas markets are the undisputed winners and will immediately put you in the holiday spirit thanks to the city's magical setting.
Where: On the square in front of the City Hall
When: November 12th - December 26th, 2021
Berlin combines tradition and modernity with various markets ranging from a Scandinavian to an ecological; and a historical one with storytellers!
Where: Throughout the City, but the biggest one takes place in the Old Town of Spandau.
When: November 22nd - December 31st, 2021
Celebrated for nearly 500 years, this one is an institution! You need to experience the markets of the "Christmas Capital" at least once in your life.
Where: Grande Île near Strasbourg Cathedral
When: November 26th - December 26th, 2021
This market features an ultra-cozy atmosphere with a twist; during the Krampus Run, you can meet the terrifying German Saint Nicholas.
When: November 22nd - December 24th, 2021
One of the largest and oldest markets in Germany, the Frankfurt market invites you to take a trip back in time and celebrate the best aspects of the holiday season.
Where: Römerberg square, Paulsplatz
When: November 22nd - December 22nd, 2021
Perfect for families, the Nuremberg market takes you back to your nostalgic childhood days. There is also a Christmas market, especially for children!
Where: Spread over several locations within the Old Town
When: November 26th - December 24th, 2021
Prague, Czech Republic
Between big trees, ecological markets, and traditional crafts, the Prague market is the most popular in the Czech Republic.
Where: Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square
When: November 27th - January 6th, 2022
Delicious specialties, unique handicrafts, and music in a beautiful city setting: what more could you want?
Where: The biggest one takes place in Vörösmarty Square, in the heart of the city
When: November 19th - December 31st, 2021
Various thematic walks await you, as well as circus performances, concerts, and boat tours: a paradise for all those shopping during the holidays!
Where: The most popular and best-known is in front of the famous Cologne Cathedral
When: November 22nd - December 23rd, 2021
In the heart of the old town, the market not only offers a wide variety of products but also plunges you into the magic of the holidays, thanks to illuminations recreating a starry sky
Where: On Cathedral and Residenz Square
When: November 18th - December 26th, 2021