Tuesday 21 October 2014

10 great European Christmas markets


Cologne, Germany
The market at the Cologne Cathedral is the most impressive one of Cologne's Christmas markets due to the backdrop of the imposing Cathedral. You can find 160 attractively designed wooden pavilions. Here you can choose from numerous sweet delicacies, watch artisans at work and enjoy the "Original Christmas mulled wine" out of the festively decorated Christmas mugs.
Copenhagen, Denmark
The setting, in the Tivoli Gardens, is like a Hans Christian Andersen book, with hundreds of Christmas trees and over half a million lights illuminating the stalls and park. There are around 60 colourful stalls, selling locally produced arts, crafts and decorations, such as Copenhagen wooden dolls and porcelain. You can also ice skate on the lake which is transformed into an outdoor ice skating rink.
Photo courtesy of the Copenhagen tourist board.
Dublin, Ireland
Now in its sixth year, the festival will take place on George's Dock in the IFSC, and offers an appealing range of gift ideas for friends and family, from craft jewellery, stained glass giftware, wooden toys, and beauty products and leather ware to a unique selection of home accessories. There are also lots of food and drink stalls to keep your strength up as you wander around.

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