European Christmas Markets I’d Love to Visit
5 European Christmas Markets I’d Love to Visit
I’m honestly so sad that I didn’t get to visit any Christmas markets this year. With all of them being pretty much cancelled. Christmas markets are always such a joy to go to. The smell of mulled wine and gingerbread in the air, hot chocolate warming your hands, Christmas lights and decorations around every corner. It’s truly magical and one of my favourite things to do in December. I’ve been lucky enough to visit other Christmas markets around Europe over the last few years, but there are many more I want to go to one day. Here are the top 5 European Christmas markets I’d love to visit…hopefully in 2021! ?
1. Tallinn, Estonia
The Tallinn Christmas Market is known for being the best in Europe, and the world apparently! It looks absolutely beautiful. Like something out of a fairytale. With hundreds of authentic wooden market stalls selling unique, handcrafted gifts, deliciously festive food and drink, plus games and Santa for the little ones, this seems like an amazing place to visit!
2. Budapest, Hungary
Whenever I see pictures of the Christmas markets in Budapest I am always in complete awe! With a huge, twinkly Christmas tree in the centre of an ice rink that’s surrounded by market stalls and lights and decorations, what’s not to admire?! All of the pictures are beyond amazing and I’d love to spend a long weekend here Christmas shopping and experience everything this market has to offer!
3. Dresden, Germany
Germany is extremely well-known for having the best Christmas markets in the world. Which makes sense as they originated there. So, of course, I’d love to visit an actual German Christmas market. The market in Dresden always looks so extravagant. It really is a feast for the eyes if you’re a Christmas lover! With so many lights and decorations, I imagine it’d feel like you were stepping into Christmastown! Plus, this market has been running for over 580 years so it must be pretty good!
4. Nuremberg, Germany
Another market I’d love to visit in Germany is the one in Nuremberg. This market is also extremely old and has been running since the 1600s. With 180 stalls located in the city centre, this market has a stunning backdrop and is filled with festive gifts, food and cheer! Oh, what I would give to be strolling through the festively lit lanes right now.
5. Prague, Czech Republic
Lastly, I’d love to visit the Christmas markets in Prague as they look truly magical. The Christmas markets here are held over two squares, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square, that are just 5 minutes away from each other, so plenty of stalls to browse! Every picture I see from these Christmas markets look so beautiful and I’m sure it’d be an unforgettable Christmas trip.
Those are all the European Christmas markets that are high on my bucket list. But, there are still so many more around Europe I’d love to visit or go back to too! Let me know in the comments which European Christmas market you’d love to experience for yourself, or which you’d recommend.