The Best Christmas Markets – Advent in Europe

The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

All around Europe you will find these enchanting, colourful places of joy. Some smaller;  with shorter tradition like “Winterville” in our town Mostar, others quite big with hundreds of years of tradition.

Therefore if you’re thinking of taking the family for a visit to one of these amazing places we suggest booking your flight and accommodation asap. Most of them will be closing in the first week after the New Year.

You might bring your the best travel photos home.

Zagreb, Croatia

The Best Christmas Market in Europe for the past three years, according to The Best Destinations can be found in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. The Christmas market stalls line the streets of Zagreb.  Advent in Zagreb offers a huge variety of products from food to souvenirs, from traditional to modern.  In addition, an amazing ice rink is waiting for you to show your skating skills. There is even a Christmas tram to help you explore the town. In conclusion, anyone can find something they will enjoy.

Dresden, Germany

The oldest and absolutely enchanting Christmas Market is to be found in Dresden. The people of Dresden in Germany have the tradition of advent markets since 1434. Similarly to other big Christmas markets in Germany or France, Advent in Dresden offers several markets around town. The offer on the stalls is magnificent and definitely worth a visit.

Leipzig, Germany

Second oldest Christmas market in Germany, dating back to 1458  and known locally as Weihnachts Markt.  In addition, the market is said to be one of the most beautiful in all of Germany. Christmas market starts at the end of November and offers everything an Advent lover might look for.

Birmingham, UK

If you live in the UK and would like to feel the atmosphere of the real German Advent,  we suggest you travel to Birmingham.  From November 15th the town transforms itself into largest and most authentic German Christmas market outside of Germany.  They call it The Frankfurt Christmas Market and it offers similarly to German markets an amazing amount of events, food in addition to live music.

Vienna, Austria

If you happen to choose Vienna we are sure you will have the best time ever.  Vienna has about twenty different Christmas Markets around town.  However, they all overflow with the offer of mulled wine, gifts and souvenirs, in addition to traditional food and desserts. Therefore we are sure you will enjoy every second.

Lorraine, France

With about 3 million visitors each year The Metz Christmas market it the second largest Christmas market in France.  However, you decide to spend your time we recommend you don’t miss the view of the illuminated Cathedral in addition to all the eye-catching treats. 

Krakow, Poland

Have you ever heard of Gluhwein?  Therefore you will need to visit a Christmas Market in Krakow, Poland to try this delicious treat.  Above all do not miss the mulled wine which is super easy to find in Krakow. In addition, the story says that they make mulled wine according to an old and very much secret recipe.

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