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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Europe during Christmas
December 04
11:40 2014

For those who are looking to get into the festive spirit, there may be no better place than Europe’s Christmas markets.

From huge cities to tiny villages, markets across the continent are spreading Christmas cheer with less than a month to go until December 25.

In Germany alone it is estimated that there are as many as 5,000 markets, which are now in full swing.

With traditions dating back to the late Middle Ages, Germany’s Christmas markets are a popular destination for tourists looking to sip mulled wine (gluehwein), snack on bratwurst, roasted nuts or sweets, or pick up a few handmade gifts or decorations from the wooden huts.

Berlin hosts more than 60 different markets, the one in Dresden is considered one of the best in all of Europe, Hamburg’s market has erotica-themed stalls, and Frankfurt has a ‘pink’ market favoured by LGBT visitors.

With ice skating, nativity plays and musical performances also on tap, the markets will be open until Christmas, although some don’t shut down until January.



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