Five beautiful Christmas markets in Europe you should see

03:31 PM | 25 Dec, 2017
Five beautiful Christmas markets in Europe you should see
LAHORE - Christmas is a time of festivity, family time, and yummy comforting meals. Cozy fires and hot chocolate with marshmallows.

Let us take you on a journey around the world to see these five beautiful Christmas markets in Europe.

1)  Strasbourg, France

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Strasbourg, also known as the 'Capital of Christmas' started in 1570. It has bretzels, pain d’épices (savoury and sweet  pastries), and hot spiced beverages in all its 10 markets with 300 stalls. Lots to go about; eat, drink, and be merry.

2) Viennese Christmas Market, Vienna, Austria

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The first Viennese Christmas Market was held in 1298 and now has about 20 markets in the city to choose from. What's so special about this market is it's bizzare Christmas tradition with a huge ice rink for skating. With 151 stalls, the market is lit for a partying eve all the time.

3) Berlin WeihnachtsZauber, Germany

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For all the 12 days of holidays, if you could visit one one Christmas market, then better visit the Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin, Germany. With traditional German food (sausages and mulled beverages), the hospitality of the market sweeps you off your feet with classic wooden huts to give an all cozy feel.

4) Tivoli Gardens’ Christmas Market, Copenhagen, Denmark

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The Tivoli Gardens may be the amusement parks for the rest of the year, but when Christmas comes forth, the place is transformed into a world of magic. Festive lights, raditional Danish julefrokost (Christmas feast), and treats like aebleskive (a pan-baked doughnut) and spiced beverages will warm your insides with love.

5) Winter Wonders, Brussels, Belgium

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This is a festival and a Christmas market. With more than 200 stalls offering famous Belgian treats (Hint: waffles), ice skating, a Ferris wheel, light shows and,  a huge Christmas tree, one could get lost in the festivity of the place alone. And don't forget, the famous mouthwatering Belgian chocolates are waiting for you!