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  • Hilton Garden Inn Krakow

    The Hilton Garden Inn Krakow is situated in the heart of Krakow, with stunning views overlooking Wawel Castle. The city centre, steeped in culture and...

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    Hilton Garden Inn Krakow

    The Hilton Garden Inn Krakow is situated in the heart of Krakow, with stunning views overlooking Wawel Castle. The city centre, steeped in culture and attractions, is a short distance away, making the Hilton Garden Inn an ideal choice for anyone looking to explore.

    The hotel itself is elegantly decorated, with spacious rooms and a vast range of facilities for a comfortable stay. With a 24 hour fitness centre, as well as modern amenities and picturesque views, it is the ideal base in the heart of Krakow.

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  • Winters Hotel

    The Winters hotel, nestled in Berlin's stunning city centre, has fantastic transport links and is situated by Volkspark Wilmersdorf and a short distance from Bahnhof...

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    Winters Hotel

    The Winters hotel, nestled in Berlin's stunning city centre, has fantastic transport links and is situated by Volkspark Wilmersdorf and a short distance from Bahnhof Zoo.

    The hotel has a great range of facilities to offer, including an on-site restaurant, and the rooms are spacious and equipped with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay. With all of the main attractions with a short distance, the Winters hotel is the perfect choice for those seeking a relaxing break in the heart of the city.

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Christmas Market City Breaks

December is the perfect time to enjoy a city break. Escape the busy UK high streets in favour of a magical break in a European city, where your christmas shopping will be an unforgettable holiday, not a stressful chore.

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Exploring the famous markets is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit with twinkling lights, carol singers, beautiful elaborate...

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December is the perfect time to enjoy a city break. Escape the busy UK high streets in favour of a magical break in a European city, where your christmas shopping will be an unforgettable holiday, not a stressful chore.

  • For cheap European city breaks, check out our best deals.

Exploring the famous markets is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit with twinkling lights, carol singers, beautiful elaborate Christmas trees and mulled wine being just a few of the delights you can expect from your Christmas markets holiday.

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For more information, watch the lowcostholidays Christmas Market Q&A, where our team of Destination Experts give tips and advice on visiting Christmas markets around the world.

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Best Christmas Markets

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If you are searching for a traditional Christmas market, look no further than Germany. Hosting over 50 markets every year, located in all the major cities such as Berlin's Weihnachtszauber market the Christmas markets in Germany are guaranteed to get you...

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If you are searching for a traditional Christmas market, look no further than Germany. Hosting over 50 markets every year, located in all the major cities such as Berlin's Weihnachtszauber market the Christmas markets in Germany are guaranteed to get you feeling festive! Enjoy wandering around stalls and pick up some beautiful hand-crafted toys and ornaments as last minute gifts while sipping some traditional Eierpunsch. The German Christmas markets are amongst the most popular in the world attracting over two million visits a year, it's the perfect festive city break.

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For a picturesque winter wonderland, head to Prague. Set in the old town square and in the historical Wenceslas square in downtown Prague, the winding rows of brightly decorated wooden huts draped with twinkling lights await you. Set beneath a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, the [Prague...

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For a picturesque winter wonderland, head to Prague. Set in the old town square and in the historical Wenceslas square in downtown Prague, the winding rows of brightly decorated wooden huts draped with twinkling lights await you. Set beneath a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, the Prague Christmas markets offer a great opportunity to buy local Czech handicrafts and sample some delicious food.

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Vienna has long been famed for it's traditional Christmas markets], with the Christkindlmarkt being the most popular. The narrow streets are adorned with beautiful decorations and the stall are filled with wonderful gifts and delicious food. This magnificent city is the ideal place to visit on a...

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Vienna has long been famed for it's traditional Christmas markets], with the Christkindlmarkt being the most popular. The narrow streets are adorned with beautiful decorations and the stall are filled with wonderful gifts and delicious food. This magnificent city is the ideal place to visit on a winter break.

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Running from the last week of November every year, the Brussels Christmas market should not be missed if you’re taking a trip to Belgium. Set in the breath-taking Place Saint Catherine, the market offers over 200...

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Running from the last week of November every year, the Brussels Christmas market should not be missed if you’re taking a trip to Belgium. Set in the breath-taking Place Saint Catherine, the market offers over 200 stalls where you can buy arts and crafts and delicious traditional food and drink! With so much on offer in the market, it’s the ideal place to find some extra special Christmas gifts for all your family and friends back home.

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European Christmas Markets

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Krakow's Christmas markets have a unique character that you won't find elsewhere. The traditional Polish atmosphere attracts thousands of visitors every year who love wandering around the festive market in Krakow's Rynek central square with breath-taking Baroque and Gothic architecture on all four...

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Krakow's Christmas markets have a unique character that you won't find elsewhere. The traditional Polish atmosphere attracts thousands of visitors every year who love wandering around the festive market in Krakow's Rynek central square with breath-taking Baroque and Gothic architecture on all four sides.

In addition to the dozens of market stalls selling delicious traditional delicacies, handmade gifts, jewellery and Christmas trinkets, you can also get in the festive spirit by attending one of the carol concerts or dances, too.

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The Estonian capital comes alive at Christmas time hosting a daily market from 26th November through to 6th January in the medieval Town Hall Square. The snow-topped buildings and twinkling lights create a magical atmopshere that is guaranteed to make your winter city break extra special.

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In December, experience the Christmas season at the Christmas Market outside the beautiful Cologne Cathedral. Browse a wide selection of arts and crafts, unusual gifts for friends and family back home and a variety of local food and drink to try.

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The Tivoli Christmas market’s downtown location makes it ideal for those who want to visit the market, but not base their holiday to Copenhagen around it, as it’s close to the best restaurants, bars and hotels in the city. The stylish city is vibrant and modern and at Christmas, it is dressed in...

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The Tivoli Christmas market’s downtown location makes it ideal for those who want to visit the market, but not base their holiday to Copenhagen around it, as it’s close to the best restaurants, bars and hotels in the city. The stylish city is vibrant and modern and at Christmas, it is dressed in its festive finery. At the twinkling Copenhagen market, you can sample the local Danish delicacies, such as glogg & aebleskiver, a hot spiced drink similar to mulled wine, which is traditionally accompanied by cakes covered in sugar and jam. Or for the more adventurous gastronomist, you can try pickled herring or spicy meatballs.

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Imagine the twinkle of Christmas lights beneath the dazzling Eiffel tower combined with the lingering smell of roasted chestnuts in the air. The City of Love holds a special kind of romance come Christmas time, when its streets are amassed with a myriad of stalls selling unique gifts and souvenirs....

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Imagine the twinkle of Christmas lights beneath the dazzling Eiffel tower combined with the lingering smell of roasted chestnuts in the air. The City of Love holds a special kind of romance come Christmas time, when its streets are amassed with a myriad of stalls selling unique gifts and souvenirs. Take a romantic ride into the sky on Paris’ iconic Ferris wheel or skate your way around the majestic ice-rinks scattered around the city – you’ll never be short of things to do on your trip to a Paris Christmas market.

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Traditional wooden pavilions housing great Christmas gifts, mouth-watering Hungarian pastries and a distinctly festive atmosphere – Budapest Christmas markets are perfect for immersing yourself in a little Christmas spirit. Linger over warmed mulled wine...

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Traditional wooden pavilions housing great Christmas gifts, mouth-watering Hungarian pastries and a distinctly festive atmosphere – Budapest Christmas markets are perfect for immersing yourself in a little Christmas spirit. Linger over warmed mulled wine in fairytale-esque streets or browse the many stalls found in the square where you’re sure to bag yourself a unique gift to take home. With a visit to Budapest, you’ll discover a wealth of culture to accompany your trip – as well as plenty of bars and restaurants to refuel after all that sightseeing.

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Dating as far back as the 14th century, it isn’t surprising that Munich Christmas Markets have a traditional feel about them. The biggest Christmas market is in the centre of town at the Marienplatz, while the medieval Christmas market across town offers a step back in time to the bygone days of...

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Dating as far back as the 14th century, it isn’t surprising that Munich Christmas Markets have a traditional feel about them. The biggest Christmas market is in the centre of town at the Marienplatz, while the medieval Christmas market across town offers a step back in time to the bygone days of Munich. Festive music, lit-up streets and the fleeting scent of gingerbread are likely to become memorable motifs of your Christmas trip, with stalls selling everything from delicately made chocolate to candles. Make sure you keep enough space in your suitcase for the large amount of gingerbread you’re sure to bring back!

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There is nothing quite like the spectacular sight of the lights and colours of Hamburg’s Christmas markets reflected in the majesty of the River Elbe. Head to the illuminated sight of the town hall and directly beneath you’ll find the bulk of the Hamburg...

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There is nothing quite like the spectacular sight of the lights and colours of Hamburg’s Christmas markets reflected in the majesty of the River Elbe. Head to the illuminated sight of the town hall and directly beneath you’ll find the bulk of the Hamburg Christmas markets. The Hanseatic Christmas market can be found at Gansemarkt square while at St Peters Church, you can enjoy something a little more low-key. Meander your way through the market stalls with its beautifully quaint homemade arts and crafts while plenty of vendors to tempt you with warming spiced fruit punch. Old-fashioned carousels light up the night sky, Santa Claus flies above the roofs of the stalls and Christmas parades amass the streets with colour each Saturday – a Christmas markets holiday to Hamburg is sprinkled with festive magic.

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