Every year from mid-November to the first days of the new year in many European cities and capitals, traditional Christmas markets are organized. Thousands of lights, decorations, the smell of cinnamon and festive music welcome visitors. Which are some of the most impressive bazaars in Europe, see in the following lines.
Berlin is not only the capital of Germany, but the capital with perhaps the most Christmas markets, around 50. The biggest and most popular Christmas market remains the Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtniskirche, which sees around 2 million visitors every year.
Here they have the opportunity to purchase beautiful jewelry, decorations, souvenirs, as well as indulge in seasonal delights such as roasted chestnuts, sausages and mulled wine. If you have a way to Cologne, Nuremberg, Frankfurt, there you will also have the opportunity to visit wonderful holiday markets.
Christmas and New Year holidays in Brussels are some of the most beautiful. The bazaar that is organized at this time of the year stretches along the streets from Grand'Place to Place Sainte Catherine and covers almost two kilometers.
Each of the 240 stalls look like small huts with wooden roofs. Mainly arts and crafts, delicious food and drinks can be found here. Other large Christmas markets are also organized in Antwerp and Bruges.
Winter in Vienna is a real fairy tale. Snow covers the city, just as the Christmas markets begin. One of the biggest is the one organized at the town hall building, where while drinking punch, mulled wine and eating chestnuts and spicy Christmas sweets,you can also buy a souvenir to remember.
The trees in the park are always decorated by local artists, and if you feel like skating, you can do it on the ice rink. Another Christmas market you shouldn't miss in Vienna is the one in the park of Schönbrunn Palace.
Traditional foods, folk dances and live music can be found at the Christmas market that is organized in the Hungarian capital.
Every year around 150 stalls offer a we alth of local art and culture items, including puppet shows, authentic handmade Christmas souvenirs and of course mulled wine.
Like many European cities, Copenhagen is dressed in beauty and festive spirit at this time of year. But unlike most of them, the atmosphere here is different. From mid-November, Tivoli Park turns into a real winter wonderland with gift stalls, delicious food.
For winter skating lovers there is an ice rink, also the Christmas market in Copenhagen is visited by about 1 million people every year who come to get acquainted with Danish and Scandinavian customs.
Although the Dublin market is one of the newest European Christmas markets, over 140 thousand visitors pass through here every year. Beautiful jewelry, stained glass, wooden toys and artwork. Festive carousel, live music, delicious food and traditional bars where you can warm up.
Christmas markets in Prague are held every year in the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. If you're looking for unusual food and drink rather than gifts and decorative items, this is your place.
You must try grog with honey, and the traditional Czech Christmas carols you will hear in the bazaar, the lights and the beautiful architecture will warm your soul.
The Barcelona Christmas market began in 1786, and today over 300 stalls with all kinds of handmade Christmas decorations and gifts, along with poinsettias and Christmas trees can be seen.
If you like mulled wine with spices and want to take home some local speci alties, don't forget to pass through this Christmas market. You will also see many wooden souvenirs depicting Catholic and biblical scenes.