The bright spot on Europe’s bleak winter season is the Christmas markets. While the oldest, biggest and most traditional markets take place in Germany and Austria, you can find Christmas markets in just about every European country.
If you don’t know where to go you can end up a little disappointed at the markets. It’s best to do your research first to help you find the right market for you whether you’re interested in the food, Christmas decorations, shopping for gifts or just taking in the atmosphere with a warm cup of spicy mulled wine.
This Christmas Markets Guide is brought to you by Andrea, the Australian travel blogger behind the European road trip travel blog Rear View Mirror.