Christmas Markets

More than ever, it seems as though a Christmas market break has become a thing. People are adding it to their routines and traditions as a way of inducing that much sought-after festive feeling. And it works! What better way to visit a pretty European town or city than by wrapping up warmly and meandering leisurely around countless wooden chalets adorned in decorations galore, selling everything you can think of to do with the season?

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Updated 12th September 2018

It's Chriiiiiiiiiiistmmaaaaaaaaasss!! Well, no actually, it isn't. But if you could see my inbox - full up with countless snowy and festive wintery travel deals - you'd definitely think it was close. September is clearly the month for change: hazy...

Updated 12th September 2018

With late summer daylight beginning to lose its battle with encroaching autumnal darkness, thoughts inevitably begin to turn to the “C” word. Yep, Christmas is fast approaching and, love it or loathe it, it eventually claims us all! While many people look to escape in search of some much-needed winter sun, more and more are attempting to kick-start a full-on festive feeling by booking a Christmas market break. But with more Christmas markets popping up in so many...

Updated 12th September 2018

The fourth-largest city in Austria is probably best renowned for being the birthplace of Mozart, the setting for ‘The...

Updated 20th December 2018

Standing in the centre of Prague's Old Town Square market, I became aware that this was possibly the most "Christmassy"...

Updated 12th September 2018

“Let’s go to Salzburg for the Christmas markets”, I said. “Think how lovely and festive it’ll be.” And...

Updated 28th November 2018

Thinking about visiting the Christmas markets in Prague? You're not alone. Prague has become one of the most popular Christmas Market destinations for UK visitors. In fact, team Travelscoop are going this year. This great video from Honest Guide's Janek & Honza will tell you everything you need to know before setting off, including a few lesser know markets that are a little less touristy....

10th December 2018

You don't have to get on a plane to visit a cool Christmas market. They are everywhere in December now. This one was at Rochester Castle in Kent, near where I live. There was lots to do, including a fair with rides!!!...

Updated 28th August 2018

Denmark and its capital hold the dubious honour of being touted as the happiest places on the planet. A 3-night break...

1st January 2019

I’ve learned from my previous trip to Frankfurt that it’s not the most exciting of cities. Predominantly a...