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.
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.
A recap of Tet Riga Marathon, one of Northern Europe’s premier athletic events. The marathon, which takes place in Riga, the capital of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltic countries, is one of only 12 IAAF Gold Label marathons in Europe.