Top 10 Holiday Markets in Europe!

Discover the 10 Best Holiday Markets in Europe for 2021 According to Geo

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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, Austria

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, Germany

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

  • Strasbourg, France

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

  • Munich, Germany

This market features an ultra-cozy atmosphere with a twist; during the Krampus Run, you can meet the terrifying German Saint Nicholas.

Where: Marienplatz

When: November 22nd - December 24th, 2021

  • Frankfurt, Germany

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

  • Nuremberg, Germany

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

  • Budapest, Hungary

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

  • Cologne, Germany

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

  • Salzburg, Austria

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

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