European Christmas Markets Worth Visiting

Now that December is approaching, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas worldwide. Because of this there are several places that are worth visiting. If you're in the Christmas spirit this year and want to experience real Christmas markets, below are a few of the top ones worth traveling to. You can find some of the most beautiful ornaments and traditional gifts each country has to offer when you walk and shop these markets.

 

1. Paris, France

Photo Credit: https://www.timeout.com/paris/en/paris-christmas-markets

 

Paris has one in front of the Eiffel Tower, but they also have one in La Defense which gives you two Christmas Market experiences in one city.

Below is a photo of the other market.

Photo Credit: http://photographingaround.me/2016/12/17/le-marche-de-noel-christmas-mar...

 

2. Zurich, Switzerland

Photo Credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZRBUBbfIJ8

Zurich not only has this outdoor Christmas market where you can find children ice skating, but also has another market in its train station where you can find the famous Swarovski Christmas Tree pictured below...

Photo Credit: https://www.zurich4you.ch/cms/output.php?id=356&article_id=2111

3. Salzburg, Austria

Photo Credit: http://www.orbittravel.cz/salzburg-schladming/

4. Vienna, Austria

Photo Credit: https://www.journey.ritzcarlton.com/destination-guides/christmas-markets...

Not featured in this photo is the amazing ice skating rink track this market offers. It's an outdoor trail that goes through the market and feels absolutely magical with all the Christmas lights around you.

5. Munich, Germany

Photo Credit: https://www.greatdays.co.uk/tour/munich-christmas-markets/