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MERRIMENT:
NUREMBERG
Taking place in the quaint
Old Town of Nuremberg,
the Christkindlesmarkt
perfectly captures the
wholesome essence of
a Bavarian Christmas.
With a strict ban on
mass-produced goods, all
vendors sell handmade
crafts. Festive treats
available include spiced
speculoo biscuits and
traditional Lebkuchen.
Nuremberg
Christkindlesmarkt,
29 November 2019 -
24 December 2019

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FOR CULTURAL
CHRISTMAS VIBES:
AMSTERDAM
At De Amsterdamsche
Kerstmarkt, you can forget
about commercial, festive
tat. Browse the market
stalls for original gifts, try
delicacies like gl├╝hwein,
and pick up some culture
and flicks at the indy
Ketelhuis Cinema. It's
totally family friendly -
so make sure you bring
the kids along, too.
De Amsterdamsche
Kerstmarkt at Westergas,
20 December 2019 -
23 December 2019

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WORDS Georgia Lockstone

Four European Christmas destinations
that are definitely worth a visit
this festive season

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FOR FOODFOCUSED
FESTIVITIES:
BUDAPEST
The Vorosmarty Square
Christmas Market might
have modern attractions
like laser shows, but that
doesn't mean it's lacking in
Hungarian charm. Expect
live folk music, plenty of
handmade crafts, and best
of all, a variety of national
delicacies like sekler cake,
goulash, and sour cherry
pastries. Buda-ful!
Vorosmarty Square
Christmas Market,
8 November 2019 -
1 January 2020

FOR SEASONAL
SUSTAINABILITY:
BERLIN
A weekend festive fixture,
Berlin's Eco Christmas
Market hosts artists and
traders that all sell only
ecological, organic, and
Fair Trade products and
foods. Perfect for that
last-minute shop, browse
through the chic designer
items and stocking filler
knick-knacks, before
kicking back with a
glass of mulled wine.
Eco Christmas Market
at Sophienstra├če,
7-8, 14-15, 21-22 December

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his December, how about treating yourself to a
wintry weekend spent soaking up the seasonal
vibes at one of Europe's many Christmas markets?
Whether you favour an event with all the festive
bells, whistles, light and food, or lean more towards an
eco-conscious atmosphere that celebrates local traders, one of
these four markets is sure to be right up your alley

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