Christmas is the most famous and biggest festival celebrates by whole world with great zeal. During this festival huge Christmas markets are held in various countries, which are great places for Christmas shopping. It is well known that the first Christmas markets were originated in Germany and since then the trend has been continued in almost all places of European countries. A month before Christmas, holiday markets are installed across Europe. Let us find out about these most popular Christmas markets in some detail and if you are on Europe tour this Christmas then don’t miss to visit these extravagant markets.
In the central town square, Marienplatz, Munich Trade Fair is organized. It is the classic example of old German holiday market where the aroma of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts lingers in the air. Sweet biscuits and chocolate fountains with glazed skewered on a stick fruit is found here. If you want take a glance of yester years then do visit the market from November 25 to December 23, Munich Medieval Fair. You can watch sellers dressed in ancient costumes and try out dishes cooked in ancient recipes.
Prague, Czech Republic
Wenceslas Square and Old Town are excellent decorated Christmas markets. Walking pass through these markets make you feel that you are in medieval times. Most of the Christmas markets are alike German markets but the difference is that it has grocery shelves that makes you feel the taste of the Czech Republic. The best place to buy cookies is vanocni cukrovi and you should try a special festive soup vanocni rybi polevka. Take note that this is a rare fair that works after the New Year. Car hire in Prague will help to visit this wonderful city and its surrounding areas.
There is a colorful market held before the grand city hall in the heart of the Austrian capital. The building of the city government is transformed in the Christmas calendar by the local artists. This helps to count the days before the holidays. It is better to walk in the evening in Vienna Fair as it is lit by thousands of colorful lights. You can not resist the special Christmas cookies Vanillekipfer along with tar, hot wine with spices glühwein.
Not lagging behind with other European countries, Copenhagen also gets prepared with the other capitals. The market has already been opened with beautiful decorations all around. Extravagant boutiques come on street Stroget from where people buy expensive Christmas gifts. But the most amusing thing to enjoy is the amusement park of Tivoli. You should not miss the glass of mulled wine which is popularly known as glogg with special apple doughnuts aebleskiver and roasted almonds in these places.
The perfect backdrop for the Christmas fair is in the central area of the medieval old town. It is popular belief of Tallinians that it was here in 1441 the first Christmas tree was established. Cafes situated around the Town Hall Square make you warm in the cold weather. You can enjoy various dishes here from local food and pizzerias to unusual restaurants that offer dishes with garlic. Main Estonian Fair will be open till Orthodox Christmas thus you can even celebrate the New Year enjoying these markets.
So, if you are visiting Europe this Christmas vacation then tries to celebrate it in a different style by visiting these Christmas markets. Christmas market of Germany is most popular among all of them. Germany car hire will be the best option if you are visiting Germany. Chill cold weather of Europe will not able to lower your spirits.