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The most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe: 6 inexpensive variants

Lists of where in Europe the Christmas markets are the most beautiful, each year delight the eyes, but often not delight the wallets. And where to see them both the most charming and at an affordable price? There are six cities, where Christmas markets can be enjoyed without losing all salaries.

Christmas market in Cologne

Christmas magic is felt here throughout the city. The Christmas market is located in every big square, so it looks like the whole city smells like fried apples, cinnamon, and hot wine. The largest and most important market takes place at the Cologne Cathedral – a special atmosphere is created not only by the greatness of the cathedral but also by visitors covered with the circles of light bulbs from the above.

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However, the most beautiful, as if from the fairy tale, the market is in front of the town hall – Alter Markt. The carved wooden homes, nostalgic carousels, the theme of gnomes and the choral songs which are everywhere – you feel like in a movie.

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Prague Christmas market

Prague is admiring at any time of the year, but during the pre-Christmas period, it is not forgotten. The main market is held on the Old Town Square, where the famous Prague clock stands. From here you can easily reach all the city’s attractions. When visiting the Charles Bridge, you can escape from the crowds of people to the other side of the river – here the tourists come less, and they are scattered along the cozy streets of the Old Town and a large area of the castle. From the castle square you will also find one of the most beautiful panoramas of Prague – just because of this image it is worth visiting the Czech capital.

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Budapest Christmas market

The Hungarian capital at its prices is one of the most acceptable for many Europeans. The two main Budapest Christmas markets – around Basilica and Vorosmarty Square – attract hundreds of thousands of visitors annually. Here is a real feast for the stomach. You need to taste a traditional dessert with poppy “flodni”, “chimney pie”, fantastic burgers and fish dishes. Traditional entertainment, such as ice skating, concerts, is complemented by modern elements in the Hungarian capital. Flashmobs are being made here before Christmas, and St. Stephen’s Basilica is hosting a special 3D show.

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Berlin Christmas market

Berlin’s Christmas markets may not be the most beautiful, but it’s offset by the great Berlin food, nightlife, and history. One of the biggest markets is in an Alexanderplatz, where attractions, food, and beverage merchants are scattered around the television tower. The most beautiful fair is undoubtedly being held at the Gendarmenmarkt, where the Christmas town is located between the concert hall and two churches. True, the entrance is paid here, but this market offers truly high quality and exclusive items. In addition, a large part of it takes place in closed temporary premises – a great opportunity to warm up after walking on the roads of Berlin’s history.

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Tallinn Christmas market

The Tallinn Christmas market has been listed annually in Europe’s most beautiful Christmas villages. On the main square of the Old Town, there is a large Christmas tree, surrounded by small lighted cottages. You can find everything from local snacks to traditional crafts. This year’s square decorates as much as 40 thousand bulbs, and visitors will be invited to remember that, perhaps 575 years ago, the first Christmas tree in the world was probably built in Tallinn.

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Nuremberg Christmas markets

The Nuremberg Christmas market is undoubtedly one of the most famous in the world. It was first started in 1628 and has been refined for so many centuries to a true Christmas tale. Significant Nuremberg sausages, gingerbread, hot wine, rum grog and roasted almonds – prepare stomachs for a true Christmas feast.

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  1. Beautiful photos. For the past 25 years or so, vendors from Germany have come to Chicago and set up a Christmas Market in Chicago. It used to be just downtown but there are three now, the downtown one, one in one of the suburbs and, this year, one at Wrigley Field. They aren’t as large as the ones in your photos but they look very similar.

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