I know its early, but Christmas Markets do start booking up early. So whilst you are enjoying the current heatwave why not give some thought to cooling off later in the year at one of Europe’s Christmas Markets? Here we suggest five of Europe’s best Christmas Markets.
Best Christmas Market for Families
Dresden’s Striezelmarkt features Santa Claus’s grotto, elves’ house and puppet theatre. It is one of the best Christmas Markets for families in Europe and even features a children’s bakery offering a great range of mouth-watering festive delights. The Medieval market is renowned for its costumed stall-holders and re-enactments providing great festive entertainment for all of the family.
Best Christmas Market for Hand-Made Christmas Gifts
In the old stone courtyard of Wartburg Castle, the Eisenach Chritsmas Market is the perfect choice for those looking for a special and unique gift. Eisenach is a picturesque town and visitors to the Eisenach Christmas Market can watch glass-blowers, stone cutters and candlemakers as they create gifts taht won’t be found anywhere else.
Best Christmas Market for Foodies
Try Freiburg Christmas Market, which lies close to the Swiss and French borders in the Black Forset, if food is your thing. Freiburg is a university city and due its location has a great selection of wines and the ubiquitous Black Forset Gateau which adorns many a cafe window.
Best Christmas Market for History & Culture
Budapest is our choice for this category. The Hungarian capital has so many historical sights and attractions as well as being hot to the Budapest Christmas Fair in Vorosmarty Square. With over 100 wooden stalls selling a unique mix of arts and crafts next to mulled wine, sweet Hungarian pastries and roasted chestnuts, you can get a real feel of a traditional European Christmas Market in Budapest.
Best Off The Beaten Track Christmas Market
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a charming medieval town in northern Bavaria. Each year the town is transformed into a Winter Wonderland as the its Christmas Market, the Reiterlesmarkt, gets into full swing. The Reiterlesmarkt has been held in Rothenburg ob der Tauber since the 15th Century.
If you wish to get more information about the great choice of European Christmas Markets get in touch with Conexo Travel and we will be delighted to assist you.