Rob Reaks , April 8, 2019
Christmas time is coming! Red lights will be decorating trees, snow will fall in many of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Every European destination will be dressed with the finest decorations. Christmas balls and Christmas lights will illuminate the romantic Christmas markets of Europe. Be sure to book your Group travel or Hen Do weekend with Red7 soon to secure the best deals across European Cities!
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The history of Christmas markets goes back to the late middle ages in the German-speaking part of Europe. The Christmas markets of Bautzen were first held in 1384. Dresden’s Striezelmarkt was first held in 1434. Frankfurt’s market was first mentioned in 1393, Munich’s in 1310, and Augsburg’s in 1498. In Austria, Vienna’s “December market” can be considered a forerunner of Christmas markets and dates back to 1298.
In many towns in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria, Advent is usually ushered in with the opening of the Christmas market or “Weihnachtsmarkt”. Traditionally held in the town square, the market has food, drink and seasonal items from open-air stalls accompanied by traditional singing and dancing.
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