European cities where you can enjoy Christmas markets

Are you ready for the arrival of Christmas ? Well, it’s about time because we have it just around the corner. One of the most deeply rooted traditions during this time of year, especially in Central and Nordic Europe, is that of the Christmas markets, where you can find Christmas decorations, hot sweet wine, local crafts and all kinds of typical snacks.

If you want to spend your Christmas holidays away from home or you can make a getaway during the next few weeks, and you want to get drunk in the Christmas spirit, we recommend that you travel to one of the cities that we are going to talk about next, where you can enjoy the best Christmas markets.


The German capital has a long list of Christmas markets. One of the best known is the WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt, where you will enjoy the best samples of international cuisine . And if you fancy something more cultural you can visit the Lucia Christmas Market in Kultubrauere.



In Vienna, Austria, you will find the Kultur- und Weihnachtsmarkt market, opposite the monumental Schonbrunn Palace. There you can savor the spiced wine and buy souvenirs . Many of the Austrian markets turn into New Year’s markets after Christmas, selling the lucky charms that Austrians traditionally exchange on New Year’s Eve. Another market that you will have to visit in Vienna is Spittelberg.


The Christkindlimarkt in Zurich, Switzerland, is one of the largest indoor Christmas markets in Europe. Every year the city ‘s train station turns into a Christmas Wonderland, complete with a massive Christmas tree.


Even further north, specifically in Stockholm, Sweden, you can visit Christmas markets with their own traditions. For example, in the Christmas Market Old Town red roofs of the stalls offer traditional Swedish specialties. On the other hand, the city is home to the world’s first open-air museum, the Skansen, which is the scene of a Christmas market during the four weeks of Advent.



Finally, we want to talk about the market that is installed on the Champs-Elysés , which you should go to if you have the opportunity to visit the French capital and the beautiful Trocadéro market.