Millions of tourists flock to Europe every winter for Christmas markets. While stationed here, you may need only to walk to your village’s old town or hop on the train for some hot, spiced wine, street food and booths brimming with glass ornaments, nutcrackers and sweet treats.
The capital of Germany hosts some of the largest attractions in the country with its detailed history to entertain tourists throughout the year. During the holiday season, these beloved monuments and museums share the spotlight with the next biggest attraction in Germany, Christmas markets.
“It’s the most wonderful time of year” is the song that always pops into my head as I begin to make plans for Christmas each year. This single, yet relatively short sentence evokes the promise of a magical winter and a joyous holiday season.
Christmas markets in Germany are a must for everyone to experience during the Advent season. While there are plenty of markets to choose from and many tourists flock to the big cities, they miss out on the treasures found within the smaller markets.
The drop in temperature may strike fear into the hearts of many, but for Northern Light enthusiasts, this is the best season! That neon glow that lights up the night sky when temperatures drop is just one of many things to look forward to this winter.
Experiencing German Christmas markets are bucket list items of their own thanks to their magical atmospheres. However, figuring out what the must-visit markets are as well as the must-dos can be a stressful task.
It’s no secret that the holiday season in Europe is magical — rustic wooden stalls, festive mugs of hot beverages, and globe lights twinkling above the walkways. While most markets have their own unique flair, the Candelara festival in Pesaro, Italy is truly one of a kind.
Well-preserved Roman, German Gothic and Bavarian architecture create distinct backdrops for stalls dotted along Neupfarrplatz and Spitalgarten. However, the courtyard of Thurn and Taxis Palace (also called the Palace of St.
One of my favorite things when traveling is finding that perfect spot for the perfect photo that tells the city’s perfect story. While you can describe almost any European village as picturesque, there’s a Nordic group that stands out from the pack.
Christmas markets in Germany’s major cities are big business these days, attracting tourists from around the world. In contrast to these massive undertakings, smaller cities and towns will often stage their markets over just a single day or weekend.