2016 Edition: European Christmas Markets in 15 Photos

One of my favorite travel traditions is my annual trip to Europe to enjoy the continent’s Christmas markets. I always choose new places to explore, enjoying the destinations not only for the food and gluhwein, but for the culture and history I always discover along the way. This year I once again joined a Viking River Cruise as my way to get around the continent, starting in Paris and ending in Prague. Along the way I enjoyed many engaging and just plain fun cities and towns, all of them home to their own local Christmas markets. For this week’s photo series I thought I’d share some of my favorite images from this year’s annual Christmas pilgrimage and which, I hope, share the magic that is inherent in all of these cities during the Christmas season.

Paris, France
Paris, France
Luxembourg
Trier, Germany
Trier, Germany
Trier, Germany
Trier, Germany
Cochem, Germany
Cochem, Germany
Bernkastel, Germany
Bernkastel, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany
Heidelberg, Germany
Rothenburg Germany
Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany
Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany
Rothenberg ob der Tauber, Germany
Wurzburg, Germany
Wurzburg, Germany
Bamberg, Germany
Bamberg, Germany
Bamberg Germany
Bamberg, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Nuremberg, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, Czech Republic

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By: Matt Long

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One Response

  1. Cameron Wears

    Love these Matt!
    Takes me back. Our family lives in a village located between Cochem and Bernkastel.
    Love being there this time of year.

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