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10 Famous Christmas Market In Europe

The bustling markets with sparkling stalls of Christmas decorations, gifts are the features you can see when the Christmas Festival comes on European lands. Following the European Tourism Channel will suggest you 10 most famous Christmas markets in Europe.

1. Salzburg, Austria

The Christkindlmarkt of Salzburg is the most famous and oldest Christmas market in Europe. Focus on the market with nearly 100 different stalls in the heart of Salzburg City. The stalls sell a variety of decorative miscellaneous items, tin crafts, fur slippers and robes or traditional Lebkuchen cakes, baked chestnuts, almonds, sausages and sweet warm wine glasses .



The Christmas market in Salzburg, Austria was built at the end of November and will end on December 23, 24 every year.

2. Birmingham, England

Europe's most famous Christmas market has a tradition of over 15 years, one of the most anticipated events in Birmingham, England. This is also the occasion to attract the most cross-country visitors of the year.


Arrive in the Frankfurt Christmas market in Birmingham, you'll find handmade decorations, toys, jewelry, Christmas gifts and famous, attractive dishes.

3. Brussels, Belgium

The Christmas market in Brussels, Belgium was first opened in 2002, with about 200 different stalls selling decorations, souvenirs and crafts ... Besides, many Brussels stalls also sell food items. Belgian tradition and world famous cold beer.


At one end of the mall, near the fish market, you'll find a sparkling Ferris wheel, and at Place de la Monnaie is a nearly 750 square-foot ice rink.

Becoming a routine until the Christmas season, people and tourists flock to Brussels City Center to join this famous market store.

4. Budapest, Hungary

Arriving in Budapest, you'll be able to visit a variety of top locations like Andrassy Boulevard, the Opera House, St Stephen's Cathedral. After being satisfied with the beauty here, you can stop at Budapest's largest Christmas market to learn more about Hungary's handicraft industry.


Budapest's most famous Christmas Market is located in Vörösmarty, the center of Budapest, at the end of the shopping street of Váci Utca. With over 100 stalls on sale in this market, visitors will find traditional Hungarian crafts, and attractive dishes. Besides, during the market, there are performances, concerts, children's programs and many other fun activities.

5. Berlin, Germany

In addition to the famous markets and attractions around Berlin, you'll be impressed with Europe's most famous Christmas market right in Gendarmenmarkt square. Design this market in the style of small tents, lighting and selling many diverse items. Besides, visitors can also see street artists, glass blowers or candle makers.


6. Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg, France's Border City, dubbed the "Christmas Capital" famous for its Christmas market, opened in 1570 and is one of the first Christmas markets in Europe.


Christkindelsmarik Christmas Market sells various items and themed booths such as Bredele biscuit booth - local specialty cakes with various shapes and flavors with ingredients from orange, cinnamon, walnuts , coconut, chestnut candy.

The festival is usually held between November and ends on December 24 every year.


7. Vienna, Austria

Go to the Christmas market in Rathausplatz, in front of City Hall in Vienna, visitors can shop for decorations, enjoy cakes and hot drinks. Besides, there is also an area for children to learn how to make cakes and candles, and at the same time where people listen to choruses to sing hymns. In addition, the city has many other markets such as a Christmas village at Belvedere Palace or a market in the narrow streets of Spittelberg.


Vienna's traditional Christmas market dates back to the 13th century. With over 150 stalls, Rathausplatz is one of the 10 most popular markets in Vienna. Visitors can wander around the market, buy small wooden houses, lovely puppets, heart gingerbreads, even leather clothes and wool hats; or admire the sparkling pine tree and the beautifully decorated pavilion.

The festival is usually held in mid-November and ends on December 23 and 24 every year.

8. Tallin, Estonia

In the winter, Tallin is like a real fairy land, especially on the last days of the year, with the Christmas market in the central square. At the market, surrounded by giant pine trees in the square are bustling and colorful booths, selling many Christmas decorations and folk handicraft products. Besides, the market is also prominent with the main stage with hundreds of singers and dancers performing with the aroma of gingerbread and wine spread everywhere.


9. Nuremberg, Germany

Christkindlesmarkt is a famous European Christmas market, held annually, starting in the mid-16th century, with over 180 wooden pavilions located in the picturesque setting of the old town of Nuremberg, Germany. Every year, Christkindlesmarkt welcomes about 2 million visitors and is one of the largest Christmas markets in Germany. Every year, the Christmas market starts on Friday before Advent.


10. Prague, Czech Republic

The Christmas Market in Prague is located in Wenceslas Square, around a giant Christmas tree. The market's stalls sell wooden, Bohemian crystal toys, jewelry, or classic puppets. In addition, visitors come here also have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional cakes such as gingerbread cake, chip vocvka and cake hnízda.


The festival is usually held in mid-November and lasts until the beginning of January every year.

Above are the 10 most famous Christmas markets in Europe that European Tourism Channel has synthesized. If you have the opportunity to visit the beautiful European countries and right at Christmas, do not forget to visit these bustling, famous markets, buy yourself souvenirs or at the Christmas markets. This famous European place is also home to many delicious local dishes.