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best city for Christmas Markets?

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sailorsgal Thu 28-Nov-13 13:09:24

in Europe. Am looking to go just before Xmas. Found a good deal on Cologne. I quite fancy Vienna but coming up ridiculously expensive. shock

Melawen Thu 28-Nov-13 16:53:16

Bruges is a lovely little city and not all that far away.

AlisonThacker Thu 28-Nov-13 20:29:18


starsandunicorns Thu 28-Nov-13 20:30:02

Yy brugge

sailorsgal Thu 28-Nov-13 20:42:21

I do love Brugge but went there with my ex for valentines day and we have been to Edinburgh already this year.

Littlecurrentbun Thu 28-Nov-13 20:46:13

Krackow is so cheap.. Lovely city

carolmillen Fri 29-Nov-13 19:58:08

Vienna is lovely though ...

lljkk Fri 29-Nov-13 19:59:23

outing myself here probably... I'll be in Berlin next month for work and the city has HEAPs I mean HEAPs of Christmas markets. Obviously I haven't been yet, but worth a looksy.

BikeRunSki Fri 29-Nov-13 19:59:25

Not Leeds, it has really gone downhill this year, v disappointing.

lljkk Fri 29-Nov-13 20:05:23

Berlin markets thread here.

For somewhere with warmer temps, I wonder what Sevilla is like. I was there one yr in December & remember lots of Christmasy things.

vanillavelvet Fri 29-Nov-13 20:24:09

Nuremberg in Germany. Magical.

delbee Fri 29-Nov-13 20:33:29

Cologne in Germany is lovelysmile

noramum Fri 29-Nov-13 21:16:53

Nuernberg is good but go under the week. At the weekend you won't see anything.

I lived 3 years in the next town and avoided Nuernberg at all costs in December

some say Frankfurt/Main

sailorsgal Fri 29-Nov-13 21:47:28

my friend said Nuremburg was fantastic! Am looking at BA website and Germany is looking good price wise. Just wondering if ds 7 would find it boring.

TheHappyCamper Fri 29-Nov-13 21:55:53

We went to Cologne 2 years ago. It was amazing. Can still picture us with our gluwein listening to the choir. I can highly recommend it. It was SO cold though. Took me a week to warm up after!

notthefirstagainstthewall Fri 29-Nov-13 23:37:04

Go to Barcelona! Lovely lights and decorations, markets full of lovely Christmasy things (including the most amazing fresh veg) and some weird traditions (pooing man!).
Better still cold not freezing and and since they celebrate it on the 6th the horrible panic buying hasn't set in.

cathers Sun 01-Dec-13 14:59:36

Copenhagen is lovely at Xmas. Not too big a city, cheap flights and lots of markets. Tivoli garden is open for christmas and is beautiful. It was freezing when went last December and we had a foot of snow overnight!
Beautiful city and friendly people.

noramum Tue 03-Dec-13 14:12:12

Sailorgal: Nurnberg has a medival castle and a toy museum.

I doubt he gets bored.

EarlAdams Fri 06-Dec-13 17:43:44

I think the best city for Christmas market is paris, they have so much variety for Christmas.

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