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5 Christmas markets in Europe you can't miss this 2018

Where to go and where to stay for a unique festive experience all around Europe.
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It's that time of the year again for all the festivities to storm in and highlighting it is, of course, Christmas and especially Christmas markets in Europe!

Lights, trees and Christmas carols enchant the European region, but where do you go specifically to indulge this experience to its maximum merriment?

Together with booking.com, the world leader for online hotel reservations and other accommodations, L'Officiel Italia has chosen 5 stunning Christmas markets for your delight. Find out what they are below:

Prague Christmas Markets (20 November - 3 January)

Prague, a romantic city that is magical all year round and during this period, it is rather exceptional especially. Here, you will find all things festive – the atmosphere, the culture and the shopping!

The market: The stalls are located in the Old Town Square and in Wenceslas Square, where visitors can get lost in the wonders of local craftsmanship and typical dishes.

Where to stay? Residence Agnes: 4-star boutique hotel in classic style.

Christmas Market in Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen (November 15 - January 3)

Copenhagen is the birthplace of famous writers and a fairy kingdom where you can spend time visiting the Sant'Ambrogio bridge, the castles and the vintage shops.

The market: Located in the Tivoli Gardens, it is perfect place to enjoy and relax in the warmth of the over 50 stalls and the spectacular illumination that lights up the Tivoli Lake.

Where to stay? Nimb Hotel is set in an impressive Moorish-style building right inside Tivoli Gardens.

Christkindlesmarkt, Norimeberga, Germany (29 November - 24 December 2016)

Christmas is the perfect time to visit the German city of Nuremberg.

The markets: Famous for being the oldest in the world, dating back to the 16th century, you can fully enjoy the Christmas atmosphere with over 180 stalls here, as you immerse yourself among the scents of mulled wine, toasted almonds and gingerbread,

Where to stay? Hotel Drei Raben will wrap you in a fairytale atmosphere with themed rooms dedicated to legends.

Christmas Market, Bath, UK (November 24 - December 11)

 

Bath is a city famous for its Roman thermal baths and it was a place of pilgrimage in the centuries passed. Today, Bath hosts the largest market in the United Kingdom.

The flea market: 150 small wooden chalets are erected for the sale of food and handmade objects. It's one not to be missed and while you are there, why not get some warm drinks and snacks and relax by the river? It's perfect for a couple date.

Where to stay? Hill House, located in the heart of the city. 

Christmas Markets in Cologne, Germany (23 November - 23 December)

 

Cologne is famous for combining Gothic charm with accents of super-modern design and the German city is known loved by tourists for twin-spired Cologne Cathedral and Museum Ludwig.

The markets: Finding them is simple – just go to the Cathedral square and you will find stalls selling various local food and wine; and plenty of Christmas decorations trinkets.

Where to stay? DASKöln design boutique hotel.

 

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