For many of us the most romantic season of the year begins in November, when Christmas markets open in many countries. It is the most sensuous time of year, characterized by candle light and the aroma of traditional Christmas bakery, ice-flowers at our windows, mysterious Christmas stories, a clinking frost, and romantic evenings in front of a cosy fireplace. Lebkuchen and Printen gingerbreads, German Stollen, Spekulatius almond biscuits, Zimtsterne cinnamon cookies, Glühwein, and mulled apple cider are seasonal delights, and they are available at Christmas Markets.
Most people visit Christmas markets with family, friends, and colleagues. Single people may even meet that special someone they have been hoping to spend the holidays with. Some of us will be happy to enjoy a glass of mulled Glühwein, review the most precious moments of the past year before our mind's eye, and look forward to a well-deserved respite over the coming holidays. Visiting one or more Christmas markets is a wonderful way to get into the Christmas spirit.
This page offers you a selection of beautiful, traditional, romantic, popular, and unusual Christmas markets throughout Germany, Europe, and the World. Dresden’s Striezelmarkt, the oldest German Christmas market, and Nuremberg Christkindlesmarket are always worth a visit, and there are many other fine Christmas markets waiting to be discovered.
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