Category: Christmas Market
Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, and the setting for the movie “The Sound of Music” is delightful any time of the year. However, it’s especially enchanting during the holiday season. Here are the best things to do in the Austrian city during the Christmas season.
When you’re in Europe, nothing gets you into the holiday spirit in like a Christmas market. These markets, which originated in Germany, can now be found in many cities throughout Europe. After frequenting countless Christmas markets over the years, here are my picks for some of the best Christmas markets in Europe.
Budapest, with its captivating history and extravagant architecture, is considered among the most beautiful European capitals, and even more so during the holiday season. Experience the Christmas markets in Budapest, which have become increasingly popular, and rank among Europe’s favorite markets.
Christmas in Barcelona has a different feel than in other parts of Europe. Santa and his elves give way to other quirky characters and traditions, making Christmas in the Catalan capital one that you won’t soon forget.
Cologne and Düsseldorf are situated a few miles apart from each other along the Rhine River, and an easy 45-minute train connection between the two cities makes it convenient to visit Christmas markets in both cities during one trip.
Riga, Latvia mixes modern and medieval with its UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town, gothic spires and stunning Art Nouveau district. A cultural hub, Riga is a beautiful city no matter the season, but in winter, with its Christmas markets and snowy landscapes, it’s simply splendid.