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6 Top Christmas Destinations in Europe

6 Top Christmas Destinations in Europe

Christmas is the most amazing time of the year. Not only everyone is celebrating but also we have a time to stop and focus on what really matters. We are saying goodbye to the old year and preparing to welcome, the new, better one. Where to spend this important time? Here are top 5 Christmas destinations in Europe.

1. Kraków

The most beautiful city of Poland turns into a magical Christmas village at winter. The Old Town is beautiful decorated with the lights and trees. You can warm up with a glass of mulled wine and try traditional Polish food at one of the Christmas markets. The best part is that everything is very cheap! Krakow is a great winter destination for all the budget travelers.

2. Rovaniemi

The Arctic Circle, homeland of Santa Claus is the best place to spend Christmas not only in Europe but also in the entire world. Rovaniemi is located in Northern Finland. Even though on December the day lasts there for only 4 hours, it’s perfectly enough to have fun with the reindeers or play with the husky dogs. When the sun goes down, you can see the beautiful Aurora Borealis on the sky.

Playing with husky dogs in Rovaniemi3. Berlin

Hands down, Berlin is one of the most amazing places in Europe. It’s even more magical during a Christmas time. The city is beautifully decorated and has many Christmas markets to visit. You won’t get bored in the capital of Germany on December.

If you are looking for a good place to stay in Berlin, check out Best Western Hotel Kantstrasse. We spent 3 amazing days in this hotel- every morning we ate delicious breakfast and then started sightseeing. There is a subway stop right next to Kantstrasse Hotel, so it’s very easy to get around the city.

TIP: Check out City Circle Sightseeing bus if your time is limited- you will be able to see all the important places in Berlin in either 24 or 48 hours.

If you have more time than us in Germany, take a day trip to neighboring Dresden or Potsdam. The Christmas markets are magical as well there! If you book a taxi to Dresden or go there using the public transport, you will be able to visit the famous Striezelmarkt which is one of the top Christmas markets in Germany.

4. Vienna

With great Christmas markets, famous gluhwein, amazing monuments and unique atmosphere, Vienna is one of the hottest winter destinations in Europe.

If you decide to extend your stay in the city for another few days, you can go to the famous New Year’s concert performed by Vienna Philharmonic. Some people wait the entire day to finally go to Vienna and hear this beautiful music!

6 Top Christmas Destinations in Europe 5. London

London is great to visit all year round. This city is getting even more beautiful during a Christmas time. It is beautifully decorated with a lights and ornaments. What’s awesome, there are at least 10 Christmas markets to visit in London!

6. Lviv

Last but not least- Lviv. It’s a hidden gem of Europe. Located only one hour driving from the European Union border, this Ukrainian city has a lot to offer. With the beautiful Old Town, Christmas market and extremely low prices, it’s a perfect tourist destination for everyone.

Disclosure: We want to thank Best Western Hotel Kanststrasse for a complimentary stay. All opinions presented in this post are honest and our own.

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