Europe’s Christmas markets [PHOTOS]

The Christmas markets that spring up across Europe come wintertime are in a league of their own when it comes to decorations. In countries like Germany and France, outdoor shopping villages create Christmas-themed winter wonderlands, filled with ornaments, knickknacks and, of course, street food.

Take a look at some of the beautiful Christmas markets throughout Europe with this photo tour.

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Christkindelsmarik, Strasbourg, France (Image: dierk schaefer)

Chriskindlesmarkt, Nuremberg, Germany (Image: charley1965 used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Chriskindlesmarkt, Nuremberg, Germany (Image: charley1965 used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Chriskindlesmarkt, Nuremberg, Germany (Image: charley1965 used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Chriskindlesmarkt, Nuremberg, Germany (Image: charley1965 used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Manchester Christmas Market, England (Image: rightee)

Manchester Christmas Market, England (Image: rightee)

Talinn Christmas Market, Estonia (Image: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar)

Talinn Christmas Market, Estonia (Image: Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar)

Talinn Christmas Market, Estonia (Image: j_silla)

Talinn Christmas Market, Estonia (Image: j_silla)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: Rictor Norton & David Allen)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: Rictor Norton & David Allen)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: Rictor Norton & David Allen)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: Rictor Norton & David Allen)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: onnola used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: onnola used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: onnola used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

Berlin Christmas Market, Germany (Image: onnola used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)

 

(Main image: dierk schaefer)

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