The 5 most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe

Christmas Markets

As winter and Christmas approach, one of the most beautiful and oldest traditions in Europe also comes to life: the tradition of Christmas markets. Do you want to fully experience the spirit of Christmas? Keep reading to find out which are the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe.

Most markets start during the advent season and last until December 24. Where to go to see the most beautiful Christmas markets? There are so many that the choice is difficult, but with CheckMyBus you get the best deals on coach tickets to the best Christmas destinations in Europe.

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1. Berlin


In the German capital, you can find around 70 Christmas markets scattered around the city. These markets will surprise you with handicrafts, gastronomy, music and colours and above all with the famous German Glühwein, ideal for Germany’s cold temperatures. Markets worth a visit include the one at Gendarmenmarkt square dedicated to handicrafts, the one at Alexanderplatz with a giant wheel offering a wonderful view of the city, and finally, the market near Charlottenburg Palace.
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2. Brussels


Near the famous Grand-Place in the centre of Brussels, you will find traditional wooden chalets with Christmas decorations and mouth-watering culinary specialities. More than 200 chalets are set up around the Stock Exchange, in Place Sainte-Catherine and on the Marchè aux Poissons. Among the events you can’t miss in the Grand Place is the wonderful spectacle of light projections moving to the rhythm of music on the City Hall building.
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3. Nuremberg


The Nuremberg Christmas Market is the oldest in Europe and it takes place every year since 1600 on Hauptmarkt square, against the backdrop of the Gothic Frauenkirche church. In the 190 little houses you can find crib decorations, angels, books, and lots of ideas for nice Christmas presents. You will also be able to try many local gastronomic specialities, which will also warm you up from the German cold.
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4. Prague


The Christmas Market in the Old Town of Prague is one of the most famous and fascinating in the Czech Republic. You will experience a very cozy Christmas atmosphere among decorated wooden houses and Christmas illuminations surrounded by Prague’s majestic monuments, such as the Tyn Cathedral.

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5. Strasbourg


Each year, the Strasbourg Christmas Market brings the city centre to life with its many stalls offering visitors traditional Alsatian food and crafts. It is one of the oldest markets in Europe (taking place since 1570), and of the most beautiful.

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