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One of the most exciting parts about the weather turning cold in Germany is the growing anticipation for the Christmas markets (Christkindlmarkt). Finding unique gifts or the most ostentatiously decorated Christmas tree is part of the fun of the hunt. Social media is also very important to market...
You couldn’t ask for a better place to enjoy the most wonderful time of year. To make the most of the magical Christmas markets across Europe, consider these helpful hints from seasoned festivalgoers.
Freezing your toes off each holiday season to visit another Christmas market that is the same as the previous 10 you visited is a bore. History buffs, wine lovers and ship fanatics alike can enjoy these out-of-the-ordinary events while celebrating this merry time of year. 
With each and every one of Germany’s hundreds of Christmas markets offering its own special brand of charm, it would be difficult to select a bad one to visit.
Just because you’re not going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you can’t have fun over the long weekend. The holiday provides service members, civilians and their families with a great opportunity to travel around Europe.
There is an unmistakable pride that runs through Bavaria that makes the rest of the world stand up and take notice.
I am sure there are countless others, just like me, for whom one of the greatest joys in life is seeing as much of this flawed but beautiful world as their time or money allows.
The historic center of Bamberg is the location for 70 quaint stands, vendors offer culinary delights, handmade decorations, textiles, and hot beverages, including wine, beer and liquid chocolate.
There’s something about being in Italy's Puglia (or Apulia) region that makes you feel like you've reached one of the more distant corners of the earth.
Christmas magic is alive and thriving in the town of St. Wendel during the Christmas and Medieval Markets. Pick a day to travel back in time to a world of troubadours and vagrants while simultaneously enjoying modern holiday customs during this annual event.
While all of your friends may be jetting off to famous or exotic locations for the Thanksgiving holiday, sometimes that’s just not feasible. If you are located in Germany, there are plenty of options right in your backyard for amazing day trips, or even two-day adventures.
What countries truly qualify as being a part of Scandinavia? While many reputable sources claim Denmark, Norway and Sweden make up the region, other sources of the same credibility claim those three plus Finland and Iceland are also included.
Imagine a way in which it would be possible to explore two or three Christmas markets per day over a several day period in pampered comfort, the hassle of driving and parking replaced by the dilemma of which treat from the buffet to sample next.
If you find yourself in northern Germany this holiday season, consider planning a day to enjoy the five unique Christmas markets and more than 300 traditional wooden stalls set up around the city of Münster.
If you find yourself in northern Germany this holiday season, consider planning a day to enjoy the five unique Christmas markets and more than 300 traditional wooden stalls set up around the city of Münster.
Today, it’s hard for many Americans to imagine living in towns or cities that are walled-off from the outside.