Christmas is a special time and Christmas markets are undoubtedly part of this amazing period.

I love Christmas, as it’s a special time for me to be with my family.

As we don’t live in the same country, it’s a unique moment to be all together.

christmas tree with decoration on the tree

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As I love Christmas, I also love Christmas markets.

How the cities change into the Christmas atmosphere and how the lights and decorations bring the unique Christmas vibe.

I am from Prague and going to see the Christmas market was always part of our family tradition.

christmas decoration hanging from the tree

For this reason, I decided to share with you more about the Best Christmas market breaks in Europe and where to go to spend the Best Christmas time.

1. Prague (Czech Republic)

I have to start with Prague since I was born in this amazing city and the Christmas market in Prague is my favourite.

The market is placed in the city centre at the Old Town square and Wenceslas square. Both of the squares have a huge Christmas tree in the middle and they are surrounded by the market.

You can also get a great tour with a local guide to show you all the secret places during Christmas.

christmas tree with lights and decoration and buildings behind the tree with many lights

Christmas market in Prague

At the Christmas market, you can find Christmas decorations, food and drinks like mulled wine. It has a unique atmosphere and it will be always number one Christmas market for me.

Christmas trip, it is a perfect time to hire professional photographers and keeps the memory of Prague forever.

Vacation Photographers in Prague

2. Vienna (Austria)

The Christmas market in Vienna has a long tradition and is placed in front of the City Hall.

You can find a Christmas tree in the middle of the square with great charm and aroma from candles, hot drinks or food.

If you come with children, inside of the City Hall there is the place where they can make candles and cookies. During the weekend, you can also listen to choirs singing Christmas carols.

street with walking people and Christmas stands on both sides

Christmas market in Vienna

3. Dresden (Germany)

The Dresden Striezelmarkt is the oldest Christmas market in Germany.

The market is placed on the Prager Straße in the city centre. Dresen Christmas market is also known as “Winterlights of Dresden” as it has a lot to offer. Live music at night, many stands with regional specialities from Dresden served with famous mulled wine.

street with Christmas lights and decoration hanging in the middle

Christmas market in Dresden

4. Düsseldorf (Germany)

Christmas market in Düsseldorf consists of seven different themed markets placed in the city centre in walking distance from one market to another.

You will find Christmas music, handicraft decorations, and food and drink specialities. You can also find Ice ring at CorneliusPlatz.

Embrace the Christmas in Dusseldorf with a special tour accompanied by the local guide while drinking mulled wine.

Christmas market in Düsseldorf

5. Nuremberg (Germany)

The Nuremberg CHRISTKINDLESMARKT offers more than 180 market stands all decorated the same way with a lot of lights.

You can find here traditional Christmas ornaments and regional delicatessens like mulled wine, rum punch, Nuremberg bratwurst, and gingerbread.

It is beautiful at night and it will definitely put you into the Christmas spirit if you don’t feel it yet.

christmas decoration hanging from the tree

Christmas market in Nuremberg

There are many other markets around the world, however, for me, these are the 5 Best Christmas markets breaks in Europe.

Do you want to know more about German Christmas Markets? Click here for further info.

If you have a chance to visit any of these amazing Christmas markets, enjoy the unique Christmas atmosphere!

Which Christmas market is your favourite?

Leave your comments with your suggestions or recommendations, I will definitely try to visit new places during Christmas time.

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mementoadventurer · January 31, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Would add Rijeka, Croatia to you list definitely 🙂

    FunFoodTravelling · January 31, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    I have never been thanks for the tip!!

Siobhain McKenna · December 13, 2018 at 10:30 pm

I really want to go the one in Vienna. Hopefully next year.

    FunFoodTravelling · December 14, 2018 at 12:17 am

    Thank you for the comment!

paddockfamily4 · December 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Vienna at Christmastime is on the top of my bucketlist. But ALL of these look dreamy!!!!

    FunFoodTravelling · December 13, 2018 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you😍

Jessica · December 13, 2018 at 11:27 am

This is great! Just in time for the holiday season! I’ve only been to 1 on your list so far (Vienna) I guess I have some work to do!

    FunFoodTravelling · December 13, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    They are all great and so many of them to visit. Thank you for the comment!

femaleoriginal · December 13, 2018 at 10:45 am

Christmas markets are the best for getting you in the holiday mood! These all sound like great ones to visit x

    FunFoodTravelling · December 13, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you!

Desiree · December 12, 2018 at 7:57 pm

My son just began a German language course at his middle school and they were talking about Christmas markets this week. He was really excited so I’ll have to show him this article when he gets home. Thanks!

    FunFoodTravelling · December 12, 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Thank you!😍

Kim · December 12, 2018 at 1:43 pm

These look amazing. I’ve only been to Europe in the spring and summer but it looks like A Christmas trip is needed!

    FunFoodTravelling · December 12, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    In winter it has different atmosphere 😉thank you for the comment!

Jie Liang Chua · December 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm

I only celebrated Christmas in my hometown and have not explore other place. This make me want to go out and explore more. I had written a post on Christmas gift. Feel free to take a look.

    FunFoodTravelling · December 12, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    Thank you i will check it!

Clyde · December 12, 2018 at 1:25 pm

I would really love to visit Prague someday, I have heard a lot about it. I was in Dresden 2 years ago, it was also a nice Christmas Market but the place was really full. Had fun anyway! 🙂

    FunFoodTravelling · December 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Prague is my city 💓thank you for the comment

Bhavna Saurabh Sharma · December 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Wow i wish someday I get to visit all. Here I am sharing an article about Christmas Market of Krakow, Poland. Hope you enjoy it

    FunFoodTravelling · December 11, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Thank you I will check your article!

Via Singh · December 10, 2018 at 4:48 am

I have never visited these type of markets. But I bet it must be fun. Maybe some day I will be lucky to visit. 🙂

Via |

    FunFoodTravelling · December 10, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Thanks for the comment!

onesavv3 · December 10, 2018 at 1:38 am

I love these ideas! I spent Thanksgiving in Paris a few years ago but would love to spend Christmas in Europe someday!

    FunFoodTravelling · December 10, 2018 at 8:15 am

    I love Christmas time in Europe! Thanks for the comment!

1dish4theroad · December 9, 2018 at 11:24 pm

You can’t beat a Christmas market to get yourself into a festive spirit! Thanks for the tips – these look like great ones to visit!

    FunFoodTravelling · December 9, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    So true, thank you for the comment!

glamourwithchristine · December 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm

Hey there!
I haven’t been to these markets But I have the one in Brussels and I’m hoping to be able to go back again this year! Loved it!!
Christine xx

    FunFoodTravelling · December 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Hi, Christine, I haven’t seen the one in Brussels but for sure it’s also amazing! Thank you for the comment!

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