If you're planning a trip to the best European Christmas markets, you simply must put Vienna on your list! The town is practically bursting with Christmas spirit during the holidays, with almost two dozen official city Christmas markets.
Zagreb hosts a yearly winter wonderland – Advent u Zagrebu– that has been recognized as the best Christmas Market in Europe for 3 years in a row now! That should be reason enough to put it right on top of your Christmas destinations bucket list.
Prague is frequently listed as one of the best cities to visit in Europe and what better time to visit than at Christmas. A city already buzzing and full of life somehow manages to take it up a notch during the holiday season.
Colmar, the capital of the Alsace region, is a picturesque town of medieval half-timbered buildings, located in Eastern France. Formerly a part of Germany, this legacy shows in the character and architecture of the town.
Hungary’s capital is home to more than one Christmas Market but the one on Vaci Utca is the most famous. Close by, the Advent Feast at the Basilica (in front of St. Istvan Basilica) is another gorgeous choice, featuring an ice rink.
Basel is one of the amazing European cities to spend Christmas. It is conveniently located close to the German and French border, making it easy to create a DIY Christmas tour.