The Christmas markets remain even this year the main attraction of the main cities of Europe!
Large or small towns, older or younger from all corners of Europe, will dress even this year bright clothes, to welcome with joy the most beautiful celebration of winter.
In this regard, today I chose to present you a top 5 of the most spectacular Christmas markets in Europe in the year 2017.
Christmas Markets which will attract you as a magnet according to the location you will choose for your winter vacation.
This top is as follows:
Zagreb – Croatia
The fair from the capital of Croatia has been voted for two years in a row, “The best European Christmas market”, primarily due to the special atmosphere on the streets and markets around the historic city center.
The stands are filled with all kinds of culinary temptations, and the fun and goodwill are at every step.
Strasbourg – France
Christkindlmarkt in Strasbourg is one of the oldest, most beautiful and famous Christmas fairs in Europe.
It is the most “old” in Europe and the big one in France.
Christkindlesmarkt means actually 12 squares, the main attractions being the huge fir tree in Place Kleber and the impressive cathedral.
Christkindlmarkt Strasbourg is organized between 25 November and 31 December 2017.
Aachen – Germany
The squares and streets around the Dome-Cathedral, where dozens of kings have been crowned, turn into a paradise of lights and colors, appetizing smells and festive music.
The carousel is “essential” for the little ones as the boiled wine is for some of the parents and children.
The potato donuts “Spekulatius” and the marzipan bread come directly from the oven, and these are just some of the reasons why the Aachen fair receives about 1.5 million visitors each year and the atmosphere is a special one.
Christkindlmarkt – Vienna
Christkindlmarkt in Vienna is one of the most important Christmas events in Europe.
Organized for the first time in 1294 as a St. Nicholas fair, Christkindlmarkt Vienna became a successful tourist brand.
There are several Christmas markets in Vienna, all neighborhoods hosting one.
Brussels – Belgium
The Christmas Market in Brussels is synonymous with the “Winter Wonders” in that five weeks full of light, flavors, and attractions from the historic center of the Belgian capital.
Grand Place will host even this year a huge fir tree, the Place de la Monnaie an ice rink, and the facade of St. Catherine’s church will be a scene for video mapping.
More than two kilometers of stands will challenge you to test their products and to buy gifts for your loved ones.
These 5 Christmas markets and many more are waiting for you!
Please do not forget that Christmas is not a season, but a mood. The true spirit of Christmas means to cherish peace and goodwill, to offer compassion as much as possible.