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Europe Christmas Markets

There are a number of cities in Europe that really do turn on the lights and the festive spirit on Christmas. Each year these cities have Christmas markets, a thrilling experience that really does put some cheer into that excited time just before Christmas.
Here is a list of few cities that offer great Christmas markets: Cologne has overall of four Christmas markets across the city, attracting two million visitors every December.

The most fantastic and popular of these is the market 'Am Dom', set on the square in front of the towering twin spires of the cathedral, the most visited monument in Germany.

The 'Christkindlmarkt' on the square in front of the splendid Town Hall is Vienna's traditional Christmas market. It is one of the well-known and most visited in Europe, attracting millions of visitors.

It is certainly one of the oldest, dating back over seven hundred years, and starts early from mid-November. One of the well-known Christmas markets in Europe is the one held at Nuremberg, although it is neither the largest nor oldest. Nevertheless, the setting is beautiful, with almost two hundred stalls crammed into the cobbled square on the slope beneath the Frauenkirche.

Brussels' commercial hub is popular for the lavishly carved facades of its guild houses. Strings of lights cascade down from the centre, over the little chalet-style wooden huts which cluster around the square, each representing a different European country.

Central point of Munich in December is famous Marienplatz, the heart of the old centre, flanked by the grand neo-gothic town hall and filled with hundreds of stalls in the run-up to Christmas. There are a number of smaller markets dotted around the city, but this is the largest and dates back to the 17th century. Besides the above mentioned European Christmas Markets there are lots of Christmas Markets in Europe where you can go for shopping for your Christmas celebration.