The Christmas holidays are approaching and the streets of the cities are ready to shine with lights, traditions and scents of the must-see Christmas markets!
Ready to experience the most magical atmosphere of the year? Choose your favorite among our fantastic destinations, all Christmas-themed!
When the lights color the streets and the center comes alive with stalls, Trieste becomes even more beautiful. Those looking for unique objects will be enchanted by the handmade decorations of the market of San Nicolò.
Naples not only dedicates an entire street to Christmas - the San Gregorio Armeno in Spaccanapoli, but it is the only one in the world open all year round! This street is full of shops dedicated to the Nativity scene that display handmade figurines dedicated not only to the classic figures but also to famous people from cinema, sports and even politics!
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With its 150 decorated houses and thousands of crystals illuminating a giant tree, Zurich hosts the largest indoor Christmas market in Europe, the Christkindlimarkt, difficult to pronounce, but fantastic to discover. Starting from the 10-meter-tall tree decorated with thousands of Swarovski crystals.
Munich has an endless list of markets to visit. From the traditional Marienplatz with its typical wooden Christmas decorations, to the Rindermarkt - one of Germany's most important nativity markets. Visit them all while sipping a hot Glühwein in the traditional ceramic cup!
With its 200 stalls, the Römerberg market is a real institution: you quickly go from Stollen, the marzipan cake, to Bethmännchen, the dessert that you can only find on the banks of the Main. And if you prefer salty foods, remember that you are in the homeland of the Frankfurter, served in kiosks in an unparalleled urban context.
The title of "Europe's most original Christmas market" goes to Brussels.The city's Grand Place will welcome you with a riot of sparkling stalls, light displays, skating rinks and musical performances. Of course, you can't miss a nice cup of hot chocolate, and a cinnamon waffle!
Christmas in Stuttgart is a real blast from the past. Baroque art is the backdrop to one of the oldest markets in Europe opened in 1692 in the Rathaus square dominated by a gigantic advent calendar that is the backdrop to 300 stands overflowing with cinnamon and ginger biscuits.
The city of Düsseldorf will amaze you even at Christmas with the Engelchen Markt, the market of angels that stand out on the golden roofs of the little wooden houses: here among decorated tea cups, handmade woolen hats and warm slippers you can warm body and soul with the delicious and fragrant Glühwein, the hot wine with cinnamon and star anise.
At the most magical time of the year, Geneva is transformed into an enchanted world. The beautiful setting of the Jardin Anglais is home to the Noël au Jardin - a real village with stalls where fondue is flowing, there are many shows for the little ones, and a wonderful skating rink.
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