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Dec 18, 2014

Style destination: European Christmas markets

By: Natalie DiScala

Style destination: European Christmas markets Author: Style At Home

Hotel Style
Dec 18, 2014

Style destination: European Christmas markets

By: Natalie DiScala

It's amazing to see how Christmas is celebrated in other parts of the world. Learn about the famous Christmas markets in west-central Europe as lights, ornaments and delicious treats surround these renowned places in preparation for the holidays.

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Style destination: European Christmas markets

Passau, Germany

Smaller than some of the more renowned European ones, the charmingly festive Passau Christkindlmarkt has about 70 stalls selling decorations, gifts and food and wine. No Christmas market experience is complete without a taste of Gluhwein (a mulled wine) and gingerbread!

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Style destination: European Christmas markets

Budapest, Hungary

At Christmas, Budapest is frosted with white lights from tip to toe, and the result is pure magic. The fair at the foot of St. Stephen’s Basilica has many stalls, offering arts and crafts and food from local vendors. Try Kurto- skalacs, a Hungarian cake rolled in sugar.

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Style destination: European Christmas markets

Bratislava, Slovakia

In Bratislava, visitors can take a spin on the ice rink in Hviezdoslav Square, attend the Christmas craft fair, check out the numerous holiday concerts and sample the potato flat cakes and fruit strudels.

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Style destination: European Christmas markets

Fruit strudels

Delicious fruit strudels are sold by vendors at Hviezdoslav Square, along with many more treats.

By: Natalie DiScala Source: iStockphoto Credits: Style at Home

Style destination: European Christmas markets

Vienna, Austria

Dating back to the Middle Ages, Vienna’s Christmas markets are steeped in tradition. The city is home to more than 20 markets, but perhaps the most spectacular is the one situated in front of city hall. This fair is so big, consider visiting twice: once during the day and again at night, when it’s wonderfully lit up.

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